Great Lodges of the National Parks
Aired on PBS Wednesdays, July 10-31, 2002 at 8 p.m.
GREAT LODGES OF THE NATIONAL PARKS, a four-part, four-hour documentary, explores the grand lodges in the western National Parks, showcasing a pivotal era of American craft and design. GREAT LODGES defines what makes each lodge unique: masterful architecture that blends with its natural surroundings and the artistic features that reflect the history and special characteristics of the region. Surrounding the lodges is the sheer majesty and breathtaking beauty of the National Parks, highlighting the dramatic vistas, impressive rivers and lakes and abundant wildlife. About the companion book to the series: Great Lodges of the National Parks, written by Christine Barnes, is an illustrated history celebrating architectural treasures placed in the midst of astonishing natural beauty. In this companion book to the PBS television series that was launched by the author's earlier work, Great Lodges of the West, we follow the film crew into the parks. The wilderness landmarks and the scenic and wildlife splendor of the national parks are presented together, with superb color photographs, historical pictures and a compelling story meticulously researched. The story is a contemporary portrait of the national parks that captures the passion for these lodges shared by those who created them and those who continue to care for them.
- Program Description (pdf) | (glprogdes.pdf)
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