Mary Colter, architect of the Southwest

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Princeton Architectural Press, 2002 - Architecture - 320 pages
Mary Colter may well be the best-known unknown architect in the world: her buildings at the Grand Canyon National Park--which include the Lookout Tower, Hopi House, Bright Angel Lodge, and many others--are admired by almost five million visitors a year. In addition to creating the "National Park Service Rustic" style, as it came to be known, Colter, a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright, is also remembered as designer of three classic hotels: El Navajo (Gallup, NM), La Posada (Winslow, AZ), and Painted Desert Inn (Painted Desert, AZ), where Colter called on Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, and Mexican motifs.

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Fame is coming belatedly to American architect and designer Mary Colter (1869-1958), and this illustrated volume is the most detailed study of her career to date. If her name is not well known, her ... Read full review


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Berke has worked as a newspaper and magazine editor for two decades and is currently a senior editor for Preservatoin magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He received a B.S. in business administration and a master's degree in city and regional planning from Ohio State University.

Vertikoff's award-winning images have appeared on every cover of American Bungalow magazine and dozens of other covers.

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