Buildings of Nevada (Buildings of the United States)

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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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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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"Buildings of Nevada, the latest volume in the Society of Architectural Historian's Buildings of the United States series, demonstrates how rich and interesting the subject state's built environment actually is when approached from a serious, scholarly perspective. This volume is indispensable
for anyone with an interest in the built environment who lives in or visits the state. But it is also an important reference work. Together with other volumes in the series, Buildings of Nevada gives an unparalleled, in-depth view of the complex multifacted nature of what we have put on the
land."--American Studies International

"...the most complete guide of its kind for Nevada. Highly recommended as a monograph and series, this will become a classic."--Library Journal

"A significant contribution....endeavoring to provide a more balanced and comprehensive view of Sin City and the Silver State."--Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians"

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