Mary Colter: Architect of the Southwestby Arnold Berke
This extraordinary book about an extraordinary woman weaves together three stories-the remarkable career of a woman
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.
Author Biography: Arnold Berke is senior editor at Preservation/The National Trust for Historic Preservation and lives in Washington, D.C.
- Princeton Architectural Press
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- 10.38(w) x 8.29(h) x 1.27(d)
Meet the Author
Arnold Berke is Senior Editor, Preservation/The National Trust for Historic Preservation and lives in Washington D.C.
Alexander Vertikoff is the cover photographer for American Bungalow and lives in Sedillo, New Mexico.
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