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Designing Paradise

The Allure of the Hawaiian Resort
Princeton Architectural Press

By Don Hibbard

10 x 8 in; 216 pp;
170 color and 84 B/W images
Hardcover
July 2006
ISBN 9781568985749
ISBN10 1568985746

SKU# 9781568985749

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We all have images that pop into our minds when we think of Hawaii: palm trees, grass skirts, pineapples, ocean breezesHawaii is the definitive tropical paradise. It seduces and lures with its beauty, charm, hospitality, and comfort to create an almost m...
Designing Paradise


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Designing Paradise

We all have images that pop into our minds when we think of Hawaii: palm trees, grass skirts, pineapples, ocean breezesHawaii is the definitive tropical paradise. It seduces and lures with its beauty, charm, hospitality, and comfort to create an almost mythical world of leisure. Nothing illustrates this better than the resorts that dot the Hawaiian landscape. Like portals to paradise on the islands' shores, Hawaiian resorts have left their footprints in the sand and an unforgettable impression upon the world.

In Designing Paradise: The Allure of the Hawaiian Resort author Don Hibbard brings us the complete story of the Hawaiian resort, from its origins as humble thatched taverns housing transient whalers to the elaborately cultivated luxury resort hotels of today. Hibbard examines the motivations that shaped their development, including the critical roles that advances in airplane technology, statehood, and 200 years of advertising and travel writing have played in the evolution of their design.

 

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10 x 8 in; 216 pp;
170 color and 84 B/W images
Hardcover
July 2006
ISBN 9781568985749
ISBN10 1568985746
Don Hibbard is an architectural historian who served as director of Hawaii's state historic preservation office for 24 years. He is the author of The View from Diamond Head.