Resort Hotels of the Adirondacks: The Architecture of a Summer Paradise, 1850-1950

Resort Hotels of the Adirondacks: The Architecture of a Summer Paradise, 1850-1950

by Bryant F. Tolles Jr.
     
 

An architectural study of the large Adirondack hotels that focuses on the cultural history of travel and tourism.See more details below

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An architectural study of the large Adirondack hotels that focuses on the cultural history of travel and tourism.

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"Highly readable, lavishly illustrated (including a color section), solidly researched, and well indexed, with an extensive bibliography, Resort Hotels of the Adirondacks is both authoritative and absorbing."—New York History: Quarterly Journal of the NY State Historical Association

"Mr. Tolles has assembled a tremendous array of vintage photographs, as well as floor plans, and he writes with skill, clarity and a historian's discipline. . . His footnotes are extensive, and the bibliography alone is a trove of useful Adirondack information and perspective. This meaty work will be referred to far into the future."—Lake George Magazine

"Tolles writes thoroughly but approachably on the hundred year heyday of these architectural dinosaurs, from the mammoth inns...to the merely modest."—Adirondack Life

"This attractive and informative book chronicles the architecture of Adirondack resort hotels . . . the text and photographs will help readers realize how amazing these resort hotels were and are."—The Sunday Gazette (Schenectady, NY)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584650966
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
1,423,638
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.14(d)

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David Tatham
“In his well-illustrated and meticulously researched study, Bryant Tolles has resurrected a fascinating array of once-imposing buildings and has illuminated much about the tourist industry that brought them into being. A vital contribution to the history of the Adirondacks.”

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