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Weaver of Dreams; The Life and Architecture of Robert C. Reamer

Quinn, Ruth

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ISBN 10: 0976094517 / ISBN 13: 9780976094517
Published by Leslie and Ruth Quinn, Publishers, 2004
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Crisp, clean book in excellent condition with no names or writing and no spine crease or cover lift. SIGNED withoiut inscription on title page by author. Measures 8-1/2" tall by 11" wide. Printed on coated paper and illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. Reamer's work graces Yelloowstone National Park. First ever biography of the subject who was self taught. Bookseller Inventory # 25407

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Title: Weaver of Dreams; The Life and Architecture ...

Publisher: Leslie and Ruth Quinn, Publishers

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Signed: SIGNED by Author

Edition: First Edition Stated

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This biography of a long neglected American architect begins with his most famous creation, Old Faithful Inn. Robert C. Reamer, born in Oberlin, Ohio, traveled to Yellowstone at the age of 29 to design and build the Inn. This 140-room hostelry made a significant impact on American architecture, stimulating other architects to experiment with rustic in natural settings, and becoming a "benchmark of National Park architecture." While Reamer excelled in designing rustic-style buildings such as the Inn and the Lake Quinault Lodge, he possessed a talent which made him equally successful in a variety of styles from the Chinese-timber architecture in the Fifth Avenue Theatre in Seattle, to the Art Deco Fox Theater in Spokane, Washington, to the neo-Classical Lake Yellowstone Hotel, to the Prairie-school style of the Executive House at Mammoth Hot Springs. His daughter noted that he seemed to prefer not to repeat what he had done before, that he lived for the pure joy of creating. Buildings designed by this brilliant architect stand today in five states. Many have been entertained, rejuvenated, and inspired by these magnificent spaces without knowing the man behind them. Weaver of Dreams introduces Robert Reamer fans across the country to his other accomplishments and to the creative man who crafted them.

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A native of Topeka, Kansas, Ruth Quinn has worked in Yellowstone National Park since 1990. For more than a decade she has conducted free public tours of Robert C. Reamer's Old Faithful Inn while researching his life and work during the off seasons.

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