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Mary Colter Arnold Berke

Mary Colter

Architect of the Southwest

Arnold Berke

Details: Paperback
Size: 10 X 8 IN
Pages: 320
Color: 80, 120 B/W
Publication Date: 03/01/2002
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781568983455

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Mary Colter may well be the best-known unknown architect in the world: her buildings at the Grand Canyon National Park-which include Lookout Tower, Hopi House, Bright Angel Lodge, and many others-are admired by almost five million visitors a year.
This extraordinary book about an extraordinary woman weaves together three stories-the remarkable career of a woman in a man's profession during the late 19th century; the creation of a building and interior style drawn from regional history and landscape; and the exploitation, largely at the hands of the railroads, of the American Southwest for leisure travel.

Arnold Berke is senior editor at Preservation/The National Trust for Historic Preservation and lives in Washington, D.C.