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Landmarks in the landscape

historic architecture in the national parks of the West

by Harvey H. Kaiser

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Chronicle Books in San Francisco .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West (U.S.)
    • Subjects:
    • Architecture -- West (U.S.),
    • Historic buildings -- West (U.S.),
    • National parks and reserves -- West (U.S.)

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 288-293) and index.

      StatementHarvey H. Kaiser.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsNA725 .K35 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 298 p. :
      Number of Pages298
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL655804M
      ISBN 100811818543
      LC Control Number97000851

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