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VG. Slate-gray buckram, gilt letters on spine & front cover, black & color illus. dust jacket, 256 pp., many BW & color illus. "This is the story not only of the great city hotels of New York, Chicago, Boston and San Francisco but also of the fabulous resort palaces where the rich and famous spent their enormous wealth. In this richly illustrated publication, architecture is mixed with history....With descriptions of over 300 of the world's great hotels, [this book] is a story of a way of life as well as of the master builders who made it possible: William Waldorf Astor, Palmer Poetter, Hernando Courtwright, Conrad Hilton--even Donald Trump." Includes hotels in 31 states and 7 Canadian provinces.
Color & b&w. Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Folio. Price unclipped...pp: 256. Lavishly illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, advertisements, engravings, paintings and other early illustrations. Index. A beautifully illustrated tour of the Grand Hotels of North America the majority of which were built between 1800 and 1940. Over 300 hotels are listed including the major CP hotels in Canada.
Publishers Weekly, 1989-10-27 In the preface to this handsome photographic tribute to a former age, architecture critic Paul Goldberger refers to the great hotels of American and certain Canadian cities as popular icons: only the privileged have enjoyed the opulent service and appointments at the Plaza or Waldorf in Manhattan, at Chicago's Drake, the Beverly Hills in L.A. or the Ritz-Carlton in Montreal; nonetheless, these hostelries and the comforts they represent are solid presences in city skylines and the fantasies of the public. Hundreds of color and black-and-white illustrations, selected by photo editor Walter, capture details and wide-angled views of luxurious dining rooms and lobbies; the text by Donzel ( Grand European Hotels ) and Gregory, publisher of Vendome, offers historical overviews of the hotels and references to specific parties and events associated with each. Many of these hotels have been restored and refurbished, yet, as this volume points out, their heyday was closer to the beginning of this century than to the end. ( Dec.)
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