With their enormous halls, hickory furniture, Indian print textiles and mounted stags' heads, the majestic old inns and hotels of U.S. national parks almost rival the landscape for attention. Old Faithful Inn, Crater Lake Lodge, El Tovar and the Oregon Caves Chateau are just a few of the marvels of the West found in Great Lodges of the National Parks: An Illustrated History. Author Christine Barnes (Great Lodges of the West), a consultant and historian for the PBS series to which this book is a companion, offers an engaging history of each lodge and its environs with photos by nature photographer Fred Pflughoft, whose work appears in national magazines and calendars, and indoor and nature photographer David Morris (Great Lodges of the West).
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Christine Barnes is a freelance writer and editor of quiltmaking and home-decorating books. She holds degrees in both design and journalism. Christine prints fabric, stitches contemporary and Crazy Quilts, and teaches classes in Crazy quilting and color theory for quilters. She has written numerous books on historic lodges in the U.S. and Canadian national parks. She was the senior consultant and historian for the PBS television series based on her books, Great Lodges of the National Parks, Great Lodges of the National Parks Volume II, and Great Lodges of the Canadian Rockies. Barnes is a two-time winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for best history book. A former newspaper editor, she is a graduate of Northwestern University.
It arrived with a serious case of water damage - many of the pages were stuck together and it smelled of mold.Published 8 months ago by Marilyn L. Lindsey
The photography in the Great Lodges series, both volumes one and two, is beautiful. The text not only gives readers specific details to look for when they visit national park... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Turi Lundquist
I purchased this book for my husband for Christmas after we had both seen it in the lobby of the lodge at the Grand Canyon. Read morePublished 19 months ago by L. Miller
I bought this as a gift for a friend and they loved it. This would be a good coffee table book. The pictures are wonderful and if you like to travel it gives great information for... Read morePublished 23 months ago by L. J. Meyer
I chose this book to help me with my future travels. I want to support the National Parks so that we can pass these places on to our children and grandchildren. Read morePublished on March 8, 2013 by Rtist
This is a great book for the coffee table and we've picked it up many many times to look at the fabulous photos inside. Highly recommend it.Published on February 24, 2013 by D. Pyke
As former Chief of Concessions Management for the NPS, I am a great lover of National Park lodges. This book does them justice. Read morePublished on October 12, 2011 by Bud Surles
I have always been interested in the historic lodges of our beautiful national parks. Good way to work on my "bucket list." Enjoyed the beautiful pictures.Published on May 1, 2011 by Cecile J. Walters
Very nice book; makes me want to plan to visit each location. Received book in excellent shape.Published on July 6, 2010 by jj