paradise valley architecture

Download Book Paradise Valley Architecture in PDF format. You can Read Online Paradise Valley Architecture here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Paradise Valley Architecture

Author : Douglas B. Sydnor
ISBN : 9780738596594
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 28. 72 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 730
Read : 1020

Download Now Read Online

Three surveyors in the late 19th century were so attracted to the area's desert beauty that they named it "the Paradise Valley." Starting in the 1920s, adobe homes were constructed in various revival styles. In 1936, the Camelback Inn resort set a high-quality standard with an inviting and relaxed character. Other guest lodges arrived, including the Hermosa Inn and the El Chorro Lodge. The 1950s brought more luxurious resorts, including the Paradise Valley Racquet Club and the Mountain Shadows Resort. With the threat of Phoenix or Scottsdale annexing the area, the citizens started debating incorporation in 1949 and were successful in 1961. Churches, schools, town facilities, and single-family homes followed. Numerous town ordinances were adopted to preserve a quiet, desert lifestyle such as burying all utilities, restrictive zoning, and hillside preservation.

Paradise Valley Nevada

Author : Howard W. Marshall
ISBN : 0816513104
Genre : History
File Size : 41. 43 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 629
Read : 840

Download Now Read Online

Stonemasons from the Alpine valleys of northwestern Italy shaped the architectural face of Paradise Valley in northern Nevada in the 1860s and 1870s. Drawing on their own distinctive skills, they constructed the constellation of granite and sandstone buildings that are the region's most visible landmarks. Marshall's analysis of this architectural legacy, illustrated with 229 photographs and 70 line drawings, is not only a valuable resource for scholars in vernacular architecture, folklore, and cultural geography, but also a verbal and visual treat for all who love the American West.

Scottsdale Architecture

Author : Douglas B. Sydnor
ISBN : 0738578770
Genre : History
File Size : 62. 86 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 689
Read : 271

Download Now Read Online

U.S. Army chaplain Winfield Scott and his wife, Helen, founded Scottsdale in 1888 as a small farming and ranching settlement on undeveloped desert east of Phoenix. After World War II, many people were attracted by the dry climate, desert landscape, and business opportunities. The community encouraged creativity in architecture, and Frank Lloyd Wright, Paolo Soleri, and Paul Schweikher designed buildings here. To draw tourists, the business community adopted "The West's Most Western Town" as a slogan in 1947. By the time employers such as Motorola arrived, fast-paced construction was already underway and the architecture reflected that era. In the 1970s, an architectural debate took place between western and modern styles, resulting in innovative architecture. Transitioning into the 21st century, Scottsdale witnessed more growth with downtown revitalization, a new appreciation of contemporary projects, and an awareness of desert preservation.

The Best Books For Academic Libraries Music Fine Arts

Author :
ISBN : 0722200196
Genre : Reference
File Size : 29. 14 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 823
Read : 180

Download Now Read Online

Books recommended for undergraduate and college libraries listed by Library of Congress Classification Numbers.


Author : Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Meeting
ISBN : UOM:39015059567977
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 47. 54 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 580
Read : 873

Download Now Read Online

A Guide To The Architecture Of Metro Phoenix

Author : James W. Elmore
ISBN : UVA:X001139399
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 89. 76 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 392
Read : 1297

Download Now Read Online

Images Of An American Land

Author : Thomas Carter
ISBN : IND:30000078203100
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 56. 63 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 247
Read : 1015

Download Now Read Online

In thirteen well-illustrated essays, this book tells the story of the building of the American West and of the edifices that are as much a part of the history of the region as the people who built them. Organised in sequence according to central themes in the history of the West, the collection begins with two essays that describe the cultural connections between East and West during the late nineteenth century. The next two essays place American building forms in their western context, emphasising the distinctive regional qualities of the buildings and the lifeways they represent. The third pair of essays highlights the fact that in settling the West, Americans had to brush aside existing populations, often with serious ramifications for the displaced. Other essays focus on various ethnic groups and women and the exploitation of resources as a significant facet of western architectural development -- and the effect of such exploitation on the western landscape.

Top Download:

New Books