Mount Desert has been one of America's favorite tourist destinations for over 150 years. As early as the 1840s, the lush landscape of this island on the Maine coast attracted artists and writers, who soon made Mount Desert's beauty famous with their paintings and publications. The stream of tourists that began traveling to the island after the Civil War prompted a building boom of cottages, hotels, and various buildings in Bar Harbor and other towns in the vicinity.
Fred Savage (1861–1924) was the most influential architect in the development of Mount Desert and northeastern Maine, designing over three hundred buildings. Richly illustrated with archival drawings, photographs, and newly commissioned color photography, Maine Cottages presents all of Savage's most important works while placing the life and career of this architect in the larger context of Mount Desert.
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John Bryan is a noted architectural historian and professor of art history at the University of South Carolina.
Richard Cheek is an architectural photographer who has been recording the visual history of American design since 1966.
"This handsome book will delight those who appreciate the homes...that overlook some of Maine's most...magnificent views." -- 2nd Home Journal, April 2005
...Lovers of New England and Victoriana should not miss this book. -- Cottage Style, July 2005
...a thoroughly researched and beautifully illustrated book documenting Savage's imprint...a well-organized, well-written, in-depth work...Essential. -- CHOICE, December 2005
...lucidly written, well annotated, and spectacularly illustrated with photographs by Richard Cheek. -- Antiques Magazine, July 2005
This book is a pleasure to read. -- Maine Antique Digest, November, 2005
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Book Description Princeton Architectural Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111568983174
Book Description Princeton Architectural Press, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1568983174
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