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High Country Summers: The Early Second Homes of Colorado 1880-1940.
Shellenbarger, Melanie.
High Country Summers: The Early Second Homes of Colorado 1880-1940.
High Country Summers considers the emergence of the "summer home" in Colorado's Rocky Mountains as both an architectural and a cultural phenomenon. It offers a welcome new perspective on an often-overlooked dwelling and lifestyle. Writing with affection and insight, Melanie Shellenbarger shows that Colorado's early summer homes were not only enjoyed by the privileged and wealthy but crossed boundaries of class, race, and gender. They offered their inhabitants recreational and leisure experiences as well as opportunities for individual re-invention-and they helped shape both the cultural landscapes of the American West and our ideas about it.

Category: Architecture, American Vernacular
Binding: Cl.
Pages: 288 pp
Publisher: Univ. of Arizona Press
Year: 2012.
Publication Place: Tucson,
ISBN: 9780816529582
Book Id: 93246

Price: $55.00

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