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Author Belonsky, Andrew, 1981- author.

Title The log cabin : an illustrated history / Andrew Belonsky.

Publication Info. New York : The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    728.7309 BEL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 315 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Like a wooden security blanket that Americans reach for when times get tough, the log cabin has endured as a uniquely American symbol of home and hearth. This strain of cabin fever is no fleeting trend: It has struck at regular intervals since the early 1900s, when log cabin vacations first became an option for an increasingly mobile America. Now the cozy cabin aesthetic is found, like a collective fantasy, in every corner of our national culture. But how did it all begin? This is an image-driven history of log cabins in America. Exploring the log cabin's hidden past, this book draws on colonial diaries and journalistic accounts, as well as paintings, illustrations, and graphics to show how the log cabin--once derided as a poor immigrant's hovel--became an American institution and a modern ambition.
Subject Log cabins -- United States -- History.
United States -- Symbolic representation.
ISBN 9781682680803 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1682680800 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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