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The Hotel Book. Great Escapes North America
Hardcover, 23.8 x 30.2 cm
From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters…
Following up on our Great Escapes Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America titles is this volume concentrating on the most extraordinary and tempting Canadian and American hotels. Ranging from funky and inexpensive to luxuriously elegant and wildly pricy, these hotels, inns, guesthouses, bungalows, ranches, lodges, resorts and even—yes—wigwams and treehouses will surely seduce you.
• blast from the past: mid-century shiny metal trailers with period interiors in Arizona
• shrine to 60s-70s kitch: a California inn where Liberace would have felt right at home
• shabby-chic bungalows on Highway 1 in Big Sur, California
• supercool hot springs resort near Los Angeles
• elegant auberge in Napa Valley where you can stay during your wine tasting tour
• cedar cabins and classic raised safari tents in California’s El Capitan Canyon
• historic ranch nestled in a Death Valley oasis
• rustic ski resort in Sundance
• your own luxurious bungalow on a tiny island in the Florida Keys
• a gorgeous lodge in Hawaii
• sleek, minimalist “boutique hotel” in New Orleans’s French Quarter
• regal Italianate villa in rural Massachusetts
• deluxe wigwams in Arizona’s Navajo County
• lakefront sanctuary in New York’s Adirondack Mountains
• historic 1930s hotel in Texas where James Dean once stayed
• cabin treehouse 50 feet above the ground in Washington’s Mount Rainer
• exquisitely-restored country house inn in Connecticut
• Frank Lloyd Wright house on a wooded bluff overlooking Mirror Lake, Wisconsin
The editor: Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN since 1987, she has published numerous titles on the themes of architecture, photography, design, and contemporary art.
The author: Daisann McLane is the author of TASCHEN’s Cheap Hotels, which won the Society of American Travel Writers gold award for best book of 2003. She is a contributing editor and columnist for National Geographic Traveler magazine. For the last six years, she wrote the Frugal Traveler column for theNew York Times Sunday travel section. Her articles on culture, food, and travel also appear in the New York Times Magazine, and the International Herald Tribune. She lives in New York City and in Hong Kong.
The photographer: Don Freeman is a New York-based photographer who’s work appears regularly in Vogue, The World of Interiors, AD France and Architektur and Wohnen. Recently, he photographed Ted Muehling’s collaborations with Nymphenburg porcelain and Stuben glass. His work appears in galleries in the United States and in the collections of the Victoria Albert Museum in London, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and others.
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