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American ski resort : architecture, style, experience

Author: Margaret Supplee Smith
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the combined phenomena of skiing, tourism, and architecture from a national perspective. Focusing on destination ski resorts in New England, the Rocky Mountains, the Far West, and southern Canada, Smith examines the architecture of recreational skiing from the 1930s to 1990, showing how small, family-operated businesses evolved into the massive, theme-oriented, multipurpose ski establishments of today.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Supplee Smith
ISBN: 9780806142951 0806142952
OCLC Number: 794177118
Description: xiii, 334 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Part I. Resort skiing begins 1930s-1950s : Revamped inns, rustic cabins, and resort culture --
The first American destination ski resort: Sun Valley, 1936 --
Creating resort Aspen: historic preservation, cultural aspirations, and ski town --
Postwar populism 1950s-1960s : Alpine in America --
Mountain modernism --
Vacation homes: cabins to condos --
Resort skiing as a total experience 1970s-1980s : Reassessing skiing's environmental impact in the 1970s --
Regionalism reasserted --
Reimagining the mountain resort village: sport, entertainment, and community --
Vacation homes and resort housing: underground to over-the-top --
Epilogue --
Appendix 1. Three generations of ski resort architects --
Appendix 2. Biographies of ski resort architects.
Responsibility: Margaret Supplee Smith.

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Explores the combined phenomena of skiing, tourism, and architecture from a national perspective. Focusing on destination ski resorts in New England, the Rocky Mountains, the Far West, and southern Canada, Smith examines the architecture of recreational skiing from the 1930s to 1990, showing how small, family-operated businesses evolved into the massive, theme-oriented, multipurpose ski establishments of today.

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