Houston Deco: Modernistic Architecture of the Texas Coast

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Modernistic architecture arrived in Houston at a crucial time in the city's history, as Houston was making the transition from medium-sized Southern city to major American metropolis.

In Houston Deco, Greater Houston Preservation Alliance details the rich variety of the region's Art Deco and Art Moderne architecture through beautiful color photography. With this book, GHPA seeks to increase awareness and appreciation of Houston's outstanding ...

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Overview

Modernistic architecture arrived in Houston at a crucial time in the city's history, as Houston was making the transition from medium-sized Southern city to major American metropolis.

In Houston Deco, Greater Houston Preservation Alliance details the rich variety of the region's Art Deco and Art Moderne architecture through beautiful color photography. With this book, GHPA seeks to increase awareness and appreciation of Houston's outstanding modernistic legacy.

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Editorial Reviews

Houston House and Home
Captures the grace and beauty of these innovative designs.
Houston Chronicle
Smart little book.
Publishers Weekly

When Houston's Gulf Building opened in 1929, the city's planners were eager to align the growing metropolis with the dynamism of the American West, and art deco buildings proliferated: courthouses, schools, even car dealerships had sleek, modern designs, and movie palaces incorporated art deco murals. This book grew out of efforts by the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance, begun in 2006 to save some of these structures. The authors, who also did most of the color photography on every page, went through the city and its environs to chronicle existing structures. Some were well preserved, others in disrepair. The authors provide minimal information on the architects or building processes, but their work is intended more as a field guide than a history and may be of interest beyond Houston to similar preservation groups in cities across America. (Apr.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933979076
  • Publisher: Bright Sky Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Parsons is a freelance writer, an editor, and a photographer. David Bush is the director of Programs and Information for the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance. Madeleine McDermott Hamm is a former home design editor for the Houston Chronicle, a board member of the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance, and the co-author of I Hate Red, You're Fired! and A Moment of Luxury: Discovering the Beauty Around You.
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Table of Contents

Preface     9
Foreword     11
Introduction     15
Commercial     20
Theaters     54
Institutional     66
Residential     94
Industrial     104
Hidden History     114
Acknowledgments     121
Selected Bibliography     123
Index     125
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