Maine Cottages

Fred L. Savage and the Architecture of Mount Desert

John M. Bryan

     9 × 12 in (22.9 × 30.5 cm)
304 pages
250 color illustrations, 75 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 5/1/2005
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781568983172

Mount Desert has been one of America's favorite tourist destinations for over 150 years. As early as the 1840s, the lush landscape of this island on the Maine coast attracted artists and writers, who soon made Mount Desert's beauty famous with their paintings and publications. The stream of tourists that began traveling to the island after the Civil War prompted a building boom of cottages, hotels, and various buildings in Bar Harbor and other towns in the vicinity.

Fred Savage (1861-1924) was the most influential architect in the development of Mount Desert and northeastern Maine, designing over three hundred buildings. Richly illustrated with archival drawings, photographs, and newly commissioned color photography, Maine Cottages presents all of Savage's most important works while placing the life and career of this architect in the larger context of Mount Desert.

John Bryan is a noted architectural historian and professor of art history at the University of South Carolina. Richard Cheek is an architectural photographer who has been recording the visual history of American design since 1966.

Reader Comments

(rating 5 out of 5):
What a fabulous book!!!
- Rose P. Ruze from Concord, MA (05/13/2005)

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