New York: Rizzoli, 1990. 1st Edition. Small quarto, publisher's photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps.
"The Wild West has rustled the imagination of the American public...As train tracks raced across the continent, travelers sought to experience the sublime and awesome landscape, the immense Grand Canyon, rugged mountain ranges, and mauve deserts under a cobalt sky. The intense sunlight had an elemental quality...Travelers wanted the scent of Indian fry bread wafting on desert air without risk of dying from thirst. They wanted to tramp about seemingly transient towns built of mud without fear of rattlesnakes. And often these same travelers simply wanted to immerse themselves in the ambience of the area without even leaving the train station.” Photographic survey of "Pueblo Deco," an architectural design style combining Old West motifs from Indian and Hispanic culture with art deco sensibilities. Examples of the style captured by Breeze (who first coined the term in an earlier monograph) include the KiMo theater in Albuquerque; the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe; the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix; the Southern Pacific Train Station in Casa Grande, Arizona; the Texas & Pacific Passenger Terminal and Warehouse in Fort Worth; and even the Cliff Dweller Apartments on Riverside Drive in New York. Illustrated throughout with color photos; with endnotes and a bibliography. Fine. Item #2584