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Summer By The Seaside: The Architecture Of New England Coastal Resort Hotels, 1820-1950.

Tolles, Jr., Bryant F.

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ISBN 10: 1584655763 / ISBN 13: 9781584655763
Published by University Press of New England, Hanover, 2008
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272 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. ARCHITECTURE. A sweeping, richly illustrated architectural study of the large, historic New England coastal resort hotels. Summer by the Seaside is a lavishly illustrated work on the origins, evolution, and gradual decline of the resort hotel phenomenon and its architecture along the New England coastline and on its offshore islands. In this indispensable, breakthrough volume, Bryant F. Tolles, Jr., the recognized expert in this popular field, examines the landmark hotels, extant and not, in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Together these hospitality enterprises helped define the upscale tourist industry and key aspects of New England social, cultural, economic, and architectural history between 1820 and 1950. Exhaustively researched and beautifully assembled, this stunning and informative volume is the definitive work on the history of travel and tourism in coastal New England during this period."The illustrations in Bryant F. Tolles Jr.'s Summer by the Seaside: The Architecture of New England Coastal Resort Hotels, 1820-1950 give a powerful sense of what has been lost. Vintage photographs, etchings, and architectural plans whisk readers along the New England coast, past one elegant structure after another, some of them veritable Versailles, only in Queen Anne or Second Empire style, with verandas, shingled towers, and rows of top-floor dormers. It's enough to make a preservationist weep, particularly one familiar with what's replaced them." ÑDown East "A profusely illustrated work, including floor plans and photographs from the glory years, Summer by the Seaside is replete with text that examines the origins, evolution, and gradual decline of the resort hotel phenomenon and its architecture on the New England coastline, along with its social, cultural, and economic history." ÑAntiques Journal "I imagine most readers will buy the book on the basis of its very tangible beauty. It is a lovely picture book, but it is also a solid, readable and first-rate piece of scholarship that will be a standard reference for years . . . the book is big and beautiful, and well done on all levels." ÑMaine Sunday Telegram Bryant F. Tolles, Jr., is Professor Emeritus of History and Art History at the University of Delaware, where he served as Director of the Museum Program from 1984 to 2006. He has written and edited many books, including Resort Hotels of the Adirondacks (UPNE, 2003), Summer Cottages in the White Mountains (UPNE, 2000) and The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains (1998). (Key Words: Architecture, History, New England, Bryant F. Tolles Jr., Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine). Bookseller Inventory # 64697X1

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Title: Summer By The Seaside: The Architecture Of ...

Publisher: University Press of New England, Hanover

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Book Type: book

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Summer by the Seaside is a lavishly illustrated work on the origins, evolution, and gradual decline of the resort hotel phenomenon and its architecture along the New England coastline and on its offshore islands. In this indispensable, breakthrough volume, Bryant F. Tolles, Jr., the recognized expert in this popular field, examines the landmark hotels, extant and not, in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Together these hospitality enterprises helped define the upscale tourist industry and key aspects of New England social, cultural, economic, and architectural history between 1820 and 1950.

Exhaustively researched and beautifully assembled, this stunning and informative volume is the definitive work on the history of travel and tourism in coastal New England during this period.

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BRYANT F. TOLLES, JR., is Professor Emeritus of History and Art History at the University of Delaware, where he served as Director of the Museum Program from 1984 to 2006. He has written and edited many books, including Resort Hotels of the Adirondacks (UPNE, 2003), Summer Cottages in the White Mountains (UPNE, 2000) and The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains (1998).

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