Buildings of Nevada

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - Architecture - 312 pages
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Landlocked, arid, and infertile, Nevada is one of the least hospitable regions in the United States. Although it is dominated by its wild landscape, Nevada boasts a colorful human history and a rich architectural heritage. This volume, the newest in the acclaimed Buildings of the United States series, offers a comprehensive tour of Nevada's highly distinctive architecture-from old ghost mining towns to the Las Vegas strip, pioneer forts to mega casinos, the silent majesty of the Hoover Dam to the quirkiness of drive-in wedding chapels. Organized by region, the book is a fascinating survey of more than 200 historic sites, including churches, courthouses, schools, homes, historic railroads, copper mines, forts, hotels, and more. Detailed descriptions set all of these diverse forms of building into social, political, historical, and stylistic context. Featuring 250 original photographs, maps, and drawings, this extraordinary volume is the most complete guide of its kind.

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This volume maintains the high standards set for the "Buildings of the United States" series sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians. The sixth in a projected series of 58 volumes, this ... Read full review

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The architect noted in this book as one John M. Curtis is in error. The author was notified.
The correct name of the architect was Morrill Joseph Curtis!
There was a John M. Curtis, an architect in San Francisco, CA, but his is NOT the same person. 


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Julie Nicoletta teaches architectural history at the University of Washington, and is the co-author, with photographer Bret Morgan, of the acclaimed Architecture of the Shakers. Morgan is based in Marin County, California.

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