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America's parks-and their architectural companion, the log cabin-hold a powerful grip on our imagination. Harkening back to a simpler time, these rustic structures serve as a reminder of America's frontier spirit, and serve as a popular source of inspiration for contemporary architecture, in everything from simple vacation homes to the mansion "lodges" favored by today's wealthy elites. This classic three-volume survey, first published in 1938 by the National Park Service, details in photographs and measured ...

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Overview

America's parks-and their architectural companion, the log cabin-hold a powerful grip on our imagination. Harkening back to a simpler time, these rustic structures serve as a reminder of America's frontier spirit, and serve as a popular source of inspiration for contemporary architecture, in everything from simple vacation homes to the mansion "lodges" favored by today's wealthy elites. This classic three-volume survey, first published in 1938 by the National Park Service, details in photographs and measured drawings the rich legacy of America's park structures. In over 500 illustrations, Park and Recreation Structures documents picnic tables, dams, drinking fountains, trail signs, storage sheds, bridges, boathouses, lodges, and inns from the glory days of park construction. Reproduced in its entirety in a single volume, this book will serve as a source of ideas, details, and imagery for architects, landscapists, gardeners, and anyone interested in America's national parks.

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This gorgeously reproduced volume, a reprint of the classic 1938 National Park Service study, offers inspiration through hundreds of drawings and photos of park structures. Landscape Architecture
Janice Guerrasio
Whether you're looking for ideas, or just have a genuine interest in national parks, this book is sure to earn a treasured spot on your bookshelf.— Log Homes Illustrated, Fall 1999
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568981710
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/1999
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 583,990
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 12.25 (h) x 2.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Albert H. Good was the architectural consultant to the National Park Service at the time Park and Recreation Structures was originally published.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2005

    Back after being out of print for years!

    Great to see this book back in print again. The original copies are so hard to get. This book is considered THE definitive guide to historic forest and park design for structures and ammenities and a must have for anyone in this line of work. Complete with pictures, floor plans and Good's eloquent narrative the CCC era floods back. However, I am disappointed in the quality of the printing. The text is not quite black and the pictures are washed out. 3 stars for print quality and 5 stars for content!

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