Resort Hotels of the Adirondacks: The Architecture of a Summer Paradise, 1850-1950
Bryant F. TollesCloth: $39.95
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|Cloth Publication Date:||06/01/2003|
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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.
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)
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.
--David Tatham, Syracuse University
BRYANT F. TOLLES, JR., is the Director of the Museum Studies Program and Professor of History and Art History at the University of Delaware. He has written and edited many books, including Summer Cottages in the White Mountains: The Architecture of Leisure and Recreation, 1870 to 1930 (UPNE, 2000), The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains: A Vanishing Architectural Legacy (1998), and New Hampshire Architecture: An Illustrated Guide (UPNE, 1979). He resides in Wilmington, Delaware, and Center Sandwich, New Hampshire.