Saturday, October 3, 2009

Park and Recreation Structures


This is a wonderful book I bought a few years ago that covers a number of National Park Service structures, filled with WPA drawings and photographs. You can actually peruse the book through the link to Google books above.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link, Gintaras.

    I love these posters -- the ranger naturalists were the topic of my MA thesis and will probably make some sort of appearance in my dissertation. That's what I was copying yesterday in the archives -- the early letters of assignment under Albright.

    Did you know that many of the earliest naturalists in Yellowstone were women? A couple in Yosemite as well. Then they passed a regulation that naturalists are men and that's that (although the botanist in Yellowstone refuses to go away).

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  2. I was just looking back through this link and realized that this is the book on park architecture I read a few years back. I need to buy this one at some point.

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  3. Av, here's a wonderful site where you can shop for all kinds of cool NP retro stuff, including WPA posters,

    http://www.theparksco.com/

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  4. Very cool!

    I have a friend in Livingston who designed some 30s-style luggage tags etc for tourists. I love that period, but then those were my people. I'm a New Dealer at heart (although I have to always assure my younger colleagues that I'm not _that_ old!).

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