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Paradise Valley, Nevada: The People and Buildings of an American Place
     

Paradise Valley, Nevada: The People and Buildings of an American Place

by Howard Wight Marshall, Carrie Nelson House (Designed by)
 

Stonemasons from the Alpine valleys of northwestern Italy shaped the architectural face of Paradise Valley in northern Nevada in the 1860s and 1870s. Drawing on their own distinctive skills, they constructed the constellation of granite and sandstone buildings that are the region's most visible landmarks. Marshall's analysis of this architectural legacy,

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Stonemasons from the Alpine valleys of northwestern Italy shaped the architectural face of Paradise Valley in northern Nevada in the 1860s and 1870s. Drawing on their own distinctive skills, they constructed the constellation of granite and sandstone buildings that are the region's most visible landmarks. Marshall's analysis of this architectural legacy, illustrated with 229 photographs and 70 line drawings, is not only a valuable resource for scholars in vernacular architecture, folklore, and cultural geography, but also a verbal and visual treat for all who love the American West.

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Fine photographs and text present a history of the community, ethnicity, and folk culture of northern Nevada and Paradise Valley in particular, a region highly influenced by settlers from Italy's Piedmont who shaped the valley with their distinctive architecture and stonework. Marshall (art history and archaeology, U. of Missouri) shows the way the vernacular architecture combines elements of history and custom to make inventive use of available resources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780816513109
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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