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Great Lodges of the National Parks

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Stand amid soaring Douglas fir in the great hall of Glacier Park Lodge or sit in the setting sun and gaze into the Grand Canyon at El Tovar. This beautiful gift book will transport you to the majestic lodges of our national parks to relive the glory of past vacations or plan adventures anew. This book and the PBS television series of the same title (to air in spring 2002) take armchair travelers into these architectural wonders and explore the surrounding natural beauty of our national parks. Lodges, wildlife, ...
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Overview

Stand amid soaring Douglas fir in the great hall of Glacier Park Lodge or sit in the setting sun and gaze into the Grand Canyon at El Tovar. This beautiful gift book will transport you to the majestic lodges of our national parks to relive the glory of past vacations or plan adventures anew. This book and the PBS television series of the same title (to air in spring 2002) take armchair travelers into these architectural wonders and explore the surrounding natural beauty of our national parks. Lodges, wildlife, and stunning vistas are showcased in 175 full-color and black-and-white photographs, along with historical documents from the PBS series. In his introduction, Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, offers a call to preserve this national heritage, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book go toward the rehabilitation of these magnificent buildings.
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With their enormous halls, hickory furniture, Indian print textiles and mounted stags' heads, the majestic old inns and hotels of U.S. national parks almost rival the landscape for attention. Old Faithful Inn, Crater Lake Lodge, El Tovar and the Oregon Caves Chateau are just a few of the marvels of the West found in Great Lodges of the National Parks: An Illustrated History. Author Christine Barnes (Great Lodges of the West), a consultant and historian for the PBS series to which this book is a companion, offers an engaging history of each lodge and its environs with photos by nature photographer Fred Pflughoft, whose work appears in national magazines and calendars, and indoor and nature photographer David Morris (Great Lodges of the West). (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780965392457
  • Publisher: W W West, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Series: Companion Book to the PBS Television Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 147,087
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

A freelance writer & editor of quiltmaking & home-decorating books. She holds degrees in both design & journalism. Christine prints fabric, stitches contemporary & Crazy Quilts, & teaches classes in Crazy quilting & color theory for quilters.

Pflughoft began his professional photography career in 1988. His full-color photography appears regularly in both regional and national publications, as well as on postcards and calendars. He has more than 2 dozen books in print.

David Morris's nature and landscape photos appear in numerous books, national magazines, and calendars. He is a commercial photographer in Oregon.

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  • Posted July 7, 2014

    Amazing.....!Excellent......!Just enjoy it.....!

    Amazing.....!Excellent......!Just enjoy it.....!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2002

    National Pride

    NOW when we need more National Pride --Christine clearly tells us why and how our National Parks help to fulfill this need. An OUTSTANDING work!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2002

    Something to be proud of

    Our National Parks are something all Americans can be proud of along with the wonderful lodges so many of us have memories of visiting. This book reminded me of that as I thumbed through the pages full of incredible photography, old photographs of the lodges when they opened, and then the detailed stories of each one's history.Owning the book is a treat, but better yet, is to stay in places like the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone, our first national park. Any admirer of the parks and architecture will appreciate not only the fine photography, but the detailed history that draws you through each stunningly illustrated page. There are stories of 17 lodges (a few of them are smaller chalets) in 16 chapters with short chapters on each of the parks from Glacier National Park in Montana to the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

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