Lake Tahoe’S Rustic Architecture (Images Of America)
Lake Tahoe is the gem of the Sierra Nevada. Those who visit this beautiful "Lake of the Sky" may share Mark Twain's impression of the place as he camped on its shore in 1861: "As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords." Twain's quote, from Roughing It, includes the trinit...
Series: Images of America
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (July 18, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2099283
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“This book tells about the history of Lake Tahoe's rustic architecture. Here is some of the information that is in that book: Lake Tahoe's rustic architecture is designed to blend into its surroundings by using natural materials such as logs, stone, ...”
of Tahoe's landscape--sky, mountains, and lake--that people still find inspiring. This explains, in large part, why the man-made environment around the lake is predominantly rustic, a style of architecture noted for its compatibility with its surroundings through the use of natural materials in construction--logs, stone, and wooden shingle--along with muted shades of green and brown. Through its homes, resorts, and other assorted buildings, Lake Tahoe remains "the fairest picture."