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"The Coastal River Bridges of Oregon"
“The Architecture of Seattle’s Historic Prostitution Trade” is a photographic examination of 48 documented and probable buildings employed in Seattle’s historical sex commerce. The 245-page edition illuminates the historical background, building detailing and known anecdotes behind each structure. The principal Seattle red-light neighborhoods include the Pioneer Square and the Ballard districts. The infamous LaSalle Hotel in Pike Place Market and the former Lester Apartment complex located on Beacon Hill round out the compilation. The 500-unit Lester building was once considered the largest operating brothel in the world. Seattle’s wide-open frontier environment in the late 19th century stimulated a proliferation of vice related services including gambling houses, saloons and houses of prostitution. Statutes were loosely enforced, law enforcement corruption rampant and the tax revenues levied against brothels and sex workers essential to maintaining a financially destitute municipality. CONTINUED
"Desolate Barns of the American West: Abandoned Institutions of Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana"
"HISTORIC SEATTLE ARCHITECTURE: The Aesthetic Alchemy of Ambiance and Chaos"
“Historic Seattle Architecture” is author and photographer Marques Vickers’ illustrated edition of the city’s most prominent high-rise constructions built between 1890-1930. Over 250 photographs document over 125 historical structures establishing a visual profile and economic time capsule of Seattle’s early economic legacy. The edition portrays some of the most influential downtown constructions including the Smith and Seattle Towers, Washington Mutual Triangle, Coliseum Theatre and the Interurban, Arctic, Dexter Horton, and Pioneer Buildings. Photographs from multiple perspectives accentuate distinctive architectural traits and detailing. CONTINUED
“So You Think You Know Pacific Coast Wines?” is designed to simplify your understanding by identifying growing trends, grape descriptions, the histories and future direction of the California, Washington and Oregon wine industry. This book concisely profiles each state’s leading growing regions, rainfall statistics and prominent grapes based on the most recent available harvest data. The 2017-18 edition is ideal for wine collectors, winemakers and anyone who appreciates a world class Pacific Coast grown vintage. CONTINUED
“16-HOUR ROAD TRIP OREGON COAST"
Author and photographer Marques Vickers escorts you on a scenic whirlwind adventure along the picturesque Oregon coastline. With his edition “16-Hour Road Trip: Oregon Coast”, Vickers begins his pictorial journey from the Art Deco styled Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge to the stunning sunset descent below the Neskowin seastack cove.
His over 125 images capture the natural splendor of the Oregon Sand Dunes National Park, Humbug Mountain’s base creeks and fauna, Battle Rock, Bullards Beach, Spinreel Campground, Tahkenitch, Beaver and Lagoon Creeks, Haceta Head, Devil’s Churn, Seat Rock Wayside, Yaquina Head and the Devil’s Punchbowl. At each site, Vickers provides detailed historical background and insight into each destination’s significance and topography. CONTINUED
Photographer Marques Vickers has captured over 250 architectural images from over 110 commercial development projects that form the nucleus of Seattle’s downtown district. “Downtown Seattle: The Contemporary Skyline” is the fourth volume in the Vertical Washington series documenting the state’s dynamic skyline growth. The heightening of the downtown Seattle skyline mirrors the prosperity and expansion of the high technology and bio-med business core. Historically the Seattle regional economy has been diversified with Boeing its most visible institution. Tech growth has accelerated the demands for office space, parking, residential housing and transportation solutions. Aggressive development has resulted in soaring rents, congestion and extreme gridlock. CONTINUED
“Photographer Marques Vickers has captured over 125 stunning images from thirty-two commercial and residential high-rise projects that constitute the nucleus of Bellevue, Washington’s downtown core. His edition “Vertical Bellevue: Architecture Above a Boomburb Skyline” aesthetically documents the contemporary construction vision evolving along the eastern shores of Lake Washington. The photographic edition is Vickers’ third in his Vertical Washington series of architecture books. CONTINUED
“So You Think You Know Washington State Wines?” is designed to simplify your understanding by identifying growing trends, grape descriptions and the history of Washington wine production. The edition profiles the 15 top wine grapes and the unique aspects of the state’s growing sectors. The 62-page edition is idea for wine collectors, winemakers and anyone who appreciates a world class Washington vintage. The following are just seventeen from hundreds of little known facts about Washington wines and the 2015 grape harvest. “So You Think You Know Washington State Wines?” is designed to simplify your understanding by identifying growing trends, grape descriptions and the history of Washington wine production. The edition profiles the 15 top wine grapes and the unique aspects of the state’s growing sectors. The 65-page edition is idea for wine collectors, winemakers and anyone who appreciates a world class Washington vintage. The following are just fourteen from hundreds of little known facts about Washington wines and the 2015 grape harvest. CONTINUED
The edition features over 160 stunning images from thirty-five commercial development projects that shape the nucleus of Seattle’s downtown Lake Union district. “Lake Union: The Public Face of Prosperity” is the initial volume in the Vertical Seattle series intended to document the city’s dynamic skyline growth. The heightening of the downtown Seattle skyline mirrors the prosperity and expansion of the business core. This change in complexion is most evident along the shoreline of Lake Union, a freshwater passage contained entirely within Seattle’s city limits. CONTINUED
"The Abandoned Western Cascade Mountain Railroad Tunnels and the 1910 Wellington Avalanche"
The creation of the train routes through the Western Washington Cascade Mountains proved a monumental challenge. The conflict arose between the engineering capabilities of man and the treacherous topography and inclimate weather of the region. The nine miles of track connecting the towns of Stevens Pass, Wellington and Scenic, Washington ultimately proved a failure for the Great Northern Railway. The Iron Goat Trail that retraces the former routing is a popular hiking destination. The trailhead is easily accessible by car. The well-maintained path leads you through traces of two ghost towns that were obliterated by avalanche. CONTINUED
“Murder in Washington: Notorious Crime Sites” is author and photographer Marques Vickers’ 299 page visual return to 78 infamous crime scenes detailing the shocking and often searing narratives behind each tragedy. Over 100 images amplify the experience by escorting the reader to the crime location, offering a critical context and perspective for understanding. The Washington edition is Vickers third in the series of “The Topography of Evil” showcasing crime sites. His previous books covered Northern California and the entire state of California. CONTINUED
“Tulip Universe” is photographer Marques Vickers visual survey of the cup shaped flower often popularly misunderstood and underestimated for its beauty. His pictorial edition features over 110 images of this exotic flower capturing the diversity of colors and complexity of design. CONTINUED
“The Twilight Tree Graveyard of Rialto Beach” features over 105 photographic images capturing the stacked bleached tree lined shorelines and bordering forest. Rialto Beach’s shoreline is the most distinctive and scenic of five La Push, Washington regional beaches. The region is home to the Native American Quileute Nation, renowned for a folklore descending from wolf tribalism. CONTINUED
“Entombing Our Icons: The Jimi Hendrix, Bruce and Brandon Lee and Lake View Cemetery Memorials” features over 125 photographic images captured by artist Marques Vickers. The photography portrays musician Jimi Hendrix’s tomb and Seattle’s Lake View Cemetery featuring the gravesites of Bruce and Brandon Lee and other notable historical personages. CONTINUED
"Coffee Anarchists of the World Unite: The Italian Roasted Elixirs of Tacoma, Washington"
“Coffee Anarchists of the World Unite: The Italian Roasted Elixirs of Tacoma, Washington” is a photographic depiction of coffee obsession. Over 65 images portray the beauty and aesthetics elicited by this roasted alchemic infusion. CONTINUED
The Green River Killer, Meeker Bridge and The Permanent Blood Red Taint