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Mary Colter Architect of the Southwest

ISBN-10: 156898345X
ISBN-13: 9781568983455
Edition: 2002
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Description: Mary Colter may well be the best-known unknown architect in the world: her buildings at the Grand Canyon National Park-which include Lookout Tower, Hopi House, Bright Angel Lodge, and many others-are admired by almost five million visitors a year.   More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 3/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 10.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Mary Colter may well be the best-known unknown architect in the world: her buildings at the Grand Canyon National Park-which include Lookout Tower, Hopi House, Bright Angel Lodge, and many others-are admired by almost five million visitors a year. This extraordinary book about an extraordinary woman weaves together three stories-the remarkable career of a woman in a man's profession during the late 19th century; the creation of a building and interior style drawn from regional history and landscape; and the exploitation, largely at the hands of the railroads, of the American Southwest for leisure travel.

Arnold Berke is Senior Editor, Preservation/The National Trust for Hidtoric Preservation. He lives in Washington D. C.

Drawn by the Desert: "An Incomprehensible Woman in Pants"
The Early Years and the American Arts and Crafts
Colter Meets Harvey
The Grand Canyon Period
Hotel Architect
Return to Grand Canyon
Serving the Traveler
The Colter Legacy: "After Me Cometh a Builder"
Notes
Bibliography
Illustration credits
Index
Acknowledgments

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