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An Elegant Wilderness: Great Camps and Grand Lodges of the Adirondacks, 1855-1935

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The first book to place the rustic Adirondack architectural style in the context of the cultural, social, and environmental history, An Elegant Wilderness, showcases the intensely private retreats set into the pine forests on the shores of the region s shimmering lakes.

Open earlier to tourism and more accessible than the western United States, the Adirondack region is wher
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Hardcover, 264 pages
Published September 15th 2011 by Acanthus Press (first published June 15th 2011)
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I really wanted to like this book. Which isn't to say it doesn't have good points. Written in collaboration with the Adirondack Museum, the author drew upon the museum's archives to assemble a very nice array of period photographs. The text is informative. In particular it discuses each camp's chain of ownership across the generations. This is material which is not readily available.

So why was I somewhat disappointed? For a book written in collaboration with a museum, I would have expected somet
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