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Great Lodges of the National Parks
Stand amid soaring Douglas fir in the great hall of Glacier Park Lodge or sit in the setting sun and gaze into the Grand Canyon at El Tovar. This beautiful gift book will transport you to the majestic lodges of our national parks to relive the glory of past vacations or plan adventures anew. This book and the PBS television series of the same title (to air in spring 2002) ...more
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I was interested in the lodges of the National Parks after visiting two that contrast with each other-Old Faithful Inn and the lodge in Jackson- from the craftsman 1870s to the moderne 1960s. A friend told me about a 15-year old PBS special on these lodges and I found the book at the library. It was very interesting with details about the parks and the lodge history, as well as the architecture, architects and design. The photos are beautiful. My only complaint is that I wanted more detail on ea ...more
This is a beautiful book, but if you've seen the series, it doesn't offer a lot of new information. I guess I wanted more of a companion book, where the fact that it's written means you get a different kind of approach and thus different information (the Frontier House book works that way, IMHO). While the writing itself is fine, I don't like the way this book is organized. The lodges are presented roughly by the date their park was established -- Yellowstone first, then Yosemite, etc. -- except ...more
This book features amazing photos of the Great Lodges along with brief histories of the parks, locations, and lodges themselves. Wonderful illustrations and blue-print depictions are also included. Great gift idea! Will make you long for more travel time!