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Made in Texas: the New Modern Hb

Author : Jenkins THOMPSON
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2022-09-28
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1864709286

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Made in Texas: the New Modern Hb by Jenkins THOMPSON Pdf

- Showcases contemporary residential architecture and design across the state of Texas, by renowned Texas-based architects and designers - Features stunning full-color photography throughout, informative descriptions, and detailed floor plans - Contextualizes with an introduction by an acclaimed expert on the profound influences of key architecture and design practitioners and the topic of building in variable environments throughout Texas - A compelling group of modernist architecture with a particularly Texan flavor The Lone Star State continues its love affair with innovative and contemporary architecture and design. Showcasing a stunning range of modern homes, this book will inspire best-design practice and spur on lifestyle dreams. Set out with beautiful full-color photography and laden with intricate plans and drawings, New Texas Modern delves into the finer details of trending architectural styles. The exquisite kitchens, glorious living spaces, sumptuous bedrooms, luxurious bathrooms, spectacular outdoor entertaining areas, and other delightful spaces, are all part and parcel of the Texan residential dream. Abundant available space, a sense of Texan architectural historical vernacular, and a need to cater to the harsh Texan climate all combine together to produce gorgeous livable contemporary residences to delight the eye and the senses.

Midcentury Modern Art in Texas

Author : Katie Robinson Edwards
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Page : 391 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2014-07-01
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780292756656

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Midcentury Modern Art in Texas by Katie Robinson Edwards Pdf

Before Abstract Expressionism of New York City was canonized as American postwar modernism, the United States was filled with localized manifestations of modern art. One such place where considerable modernist activity occurred was Texas, where artists absorbed and interpreted the latest, most radical formal lessons from Mexico, the East Coast, and Europe, while still responding to the state's dramatic history and geography. This barely known chapter in the story of American art is the focus of Midcentury Modern Art in Texas. Presenting new research and artwork that has never before been published, Katie Robinson Edwards examines the contributions of many modernist painters and sculptors in Texas, with an emphasis on the era's most abstract and compelling artists. Edwards looks first at the Dallas Nine and the 1936 Texas Centennial, which offered local artists a chance to take stock of who they were and where they stood within the national artistic setting. She then traces the modernist impulse through various manifestations, including the foundations of early Texas modernism in Houston; early practitioners of abstraction and non-objectivity; the Fort Worth Circle; artists at the University of Texas at Austin; Houston artists in the 1950s; sculpture in and around an influential Fort Worth studio; and, to see how some Texas artists fared on a national scale, the Museum of Modern Art's "Americans" exhibitions. The first full-length treatment of abstract art in Texas during this vital and canon-defining period, Midcentury Modern Art in Texas gives these artists their due place in American art, while also valuing the quality of Texan-ness that subtly undergirds much of their production.

Texas, A Modern History

Author : David G. McComb
Publisher : Univ of TX + ORM
Page : 422 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2014-05-23
Category : History
ISBN : 9780292793224

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Texas, A Modern History by David G. McComb Pdf

Revised and updated, this popular history by an award-winning author brings the story of Texas into the twenty-first century. Since its publication in 1989, Texas, A Modern History has established itself as one of the most readable and reliable general histories of Texas. David McComb paints the panorama of Lone Star history from the earliest Indians to the present day with a vigorous brush that uses fact, anecdote, and humor to present a concise narrative. The book is designed to offer an adult reader the savor of Texan culture, an exploration of the ethos of its people, and a sense of the rhythm of its development. Spanish settlement, the Battle of the Alamo, the Civil War, cattle trails, oil discovery, the growth of cities, changes in politics, the Great Depression, World War II, recreation, economic expansion, and recession are each a part of the picture. Photographs and fascinating sidebars punctuate the text. In this revised edition, McComb not only incorporates recent scholarship but also tracks the post–World War II rise of the Republican Party in Texas and the evolution of the state from rural to urban, with 88 percent of the people now living in cities. At the same time, he demonstrates that, despite many changes that have made Texas similar to the rest of the United States, much of its unique past remains. “Contrary to popular belief, there is more to Texas history than the Alamo and oil gushers. This book takes us from the early Indians of the area through to modern times when people began to realize the exploitation of natural resources and pollution were ruining the state’s natural beauty. The author offers many stories and an ample helping of anecdotes and folklore to paint an accurate portrait of the state and the people who have made it great.” —American West

Texas Made/Texas Modern

Author : Helen Thompson
Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
Page : 225 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2018-10-16
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781580935081

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Texas Made/Texas Modern by Helen Thompson Pdf

A compelling survey of Texas houses that draw both on the heritage of pioneer ranches and on the twentieth-century design principles of modernism. Helen Thompson and Casey Dunn, the writer/photographer team that produced the exceptionally successful Marfa Modern, join forces again to investigate Texas modernism. The juxtaposition of the sleek European forms with a gritty Texas spirit generated a unique brand of modernism that is very basic to the culture of the state today. Its roots are in the early Texas pioneer houses, whose long, low profiles express an efficiency that is basic to the modern idiom. This Texas-centric style is focused on the relationship of the house to the site, the materials it is made of--most often local stone and wood--and the way the building functions in the harsh Texas climate. Dallas architect David R. Williams was the first to combine modernism with Texas regionalism in the 1930s, and his legacy was sustained by his protégé O'Neil Ford, who practiced in San Antonio from the late 1930s until his death in the mid 1970s. Their approach is seen today in the work of Lake/Flato Architects and a new generation of designers who have emerged from that distinguished firm and continue to elegantly merge modernism with the vocabulary of the Texas ranching heritage. Twenty houses are included from across the state, with examples in major urban centers like Dallas and Austin and in suburban and rural areas, including a number in the evocative Hill Country.

Santa Fe Modern

Author : Helen Thompson
Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
Page : 241 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2021-11-09
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781580935616

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Santa Fe Modern by Helen Thompson Pdf

First survey of modernist and contemporary architecture and interiors in the richly layered architectural history of Santa Fe Santa Fe Modern reveals the high desert landscape as an ideal setting for bold, abstracted forms of modernist houses. Wide swaths of glass, deep-set portals, long porches, and courtyards allow vistas, color, and light to become integral parts of the very being of a house, emboldening a way to experience a personal connection to the desert landscape. The architects featured draw from the New Mexican architectural heritage--they use ancient materials such as adobe in combination with steel and glass, and they apply this language to the proportions and demands exacted by today's world. The houses they have designed are confident examples of architecture that is particular to the New Mexico landscape and climate, and yet simultaneously evoke the rigorous expressions of modernism. The vigor and the allure of modern art and architecture hearten each other in a way that is visible and exciting, and this book demonstrates the synergistic relationship between art, architecture, and the land.

Texas in Poetry 2

Author : Billy Bob Hill
Publisher : TCU Press
Page : 560 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 0875652670

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Texas in Poetry 2 by Billy Bob Hill Pdf

And, of course, one poem about Texas that is magnificent in its awfulness, "Lasca," with memorable lines like "Scratches don't count/In Texas down by the Rio Grande."".

Making a Modern U.S. West

Author : Sarah Deutsch
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Page : 653 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2022
Category : History
ISBN : 9781496228611

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Making a Modern U.S. West by Sarah Deutsch Pdf

Making a Modern U.S. West surveys the history of the U.S. West from 1898 to 1940, centering what is often relegated to the margins in histories of the region—the flows of people, capital, and ideas across borders.

Texas Painters, Sculptors & Graphic Artists

Author : John E. Powers,Deborah Daniels Powers
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 630 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2000
Category : Artists
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025984126

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Texas Politics

Author : Cal Jillson
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 490 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2013-07-24
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781135015466

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Texas Politics by Cal Jillson Pdf

The fourth edition of this popular text is now expanded to better fit the needs of a standalone Texas Politics course. Jillson continues to approach the politics of the Lone Star State from historical, developmental, and analytical perspectives, while giving students the most even-handed, readable, and engaging description of Texas politics available today. Throughout the book students are encouraged to connect the origins and development of government and politics in Texas--from the Texas Constitution, to party competition, to the role and powers of the Governor--to its current day practice and the alternatives possible through change and reform. This text helps instructors prepare their students to master the origin and development of the Texas Constitution, the structure and powers of state and local government in Texas, how Texas fits into the U.S. federal system, as well as political participation, the electoral process, and public policy in Texas. Texas Politics offers instructors and students an unmatched range of pedagogical aids and tools. Each chapter opens with an engaging vignette and a series of focus questions to orient readers to the learning objectives at hand and concludes with a chapter summary, a list of key terms, review questions, suggested readings, and web resources. Key terms are bolded in the text, listed at the end of the chapter, and included in a glossary at the end of the book. Each chapter includes "Let's Compare" boxes to help students see how Texas sits alongside other states, and "Pro & Con" boxes to bring conflicting political views into sharper focus. Tables, figures, and photos throughout highlight the major ideas, issues, individuals, and institutions discussed.

Troy Brauntuch

Author : Troy Brauntuch,Johanna Burton,Douglas Eklund
Publisher : Jrp Ringier
Page : 154 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : Electronic
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215377180

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Troy Brauntuch by Troy Brauntuch,Johanna Burton,Douglas Eklund Pdf

A member of the so-called Pictures Generation, Troy Brauntuch ndash; whose career spans some three decades ndash; has often been characterized, with his peer Jack Goldstein, as taking a postmodern attitude toward representation. He is well known for his works from the end of the 1970s and beginning of the 1980s in which he decontextualized what would otherwise be hyperbolically charged content. In his most recent work, Brauntuch extends his investigations to the space between a thing and our idea of it. In his photographs, everyday objects assert their ephemerality, and a tangible, intimate silence seems as much a part of the pictures as the simple domestic scenes they convey. This book offers the first survey of Brauntuch's work and includes newly commissioned essays by Johanna Burton and Douglas Eklund (the curator of the recent Pictures Generation exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York). English text.

Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Bryan Mound Salt Dome

Author : United States. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Office
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 462 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 1976
Category : Petroleum products
ISBN : UCSD:31822017261991

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Religion and Art in the Heart of Modern Manhattan

Author : Aaron Rosen
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 417 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2017-07-28
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781317068167

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Religion and Art in the Heart of Modern Manhattan by Aaron Rosen Pdf

"When you're in New York" the sculptor Louise Nevelson once said, "you're in perpetual resurrection." She might have said the same thing about St. Peter's Lutheran Church, set in the heart of midtown Manhattan. In the 1970s the church made a radical move, scrapping its neo-gothic building for a sleek modern structure in the shadow of a skyscraper. The transformation was not just architectural. Inside, Nevelson created a shimmering chapel, while over the years artists and designers such as Willem de Kooning, Kiki Smith, and Massimo and Lella Vignelli produced works for the sanctuary. This fusion of modern art, architecture, and design was complemented by an innovative jazz ministry, including funerals for Billy Strayhorn and John Coltrane, and performances by Duke Ellington and other jazz legends. For the first time, this volume examines the astounding cultural output of this single church. Just as importantly, the story of St. Peter's serves as a springboard for wider reflections on the challenges and possibilities which arise when religion and art intersect in the modern city. Working from a wide range of disciplines, including art history, theology, musicology, and cultural studies, a distinguished group of scholars demonstrate that this church at the center of New York City deserves an equally central place in contemporary scholarship.

O'Neil Ford on Architecture

Author : Kathryn O'Rourke
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Page : 278 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2019-04-22
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781477316382

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O'Neil Ford on Architecture by Kathryn O'Rourke Pdf

Acclaimed for his designs of the Trinity University campus, the Little Chapel in the Woods, the Texas Instruments Semiconductor Components Division Building, and numerous private houses, O’Neil Ford (1905–1982) was an important twentieth-century architect and a pioneer of modernism in Texas. Collaborating with artists, landscape architects, and engineers, Ford created diverse and enduringly rich works that embodied and informed international developments in modern architecture. His buildings, lectures, and teaching influenced a generation of Texas architects. O’Neil Ford on Architecture brings together Ford’s major professional writings and speeches for the first time. Revealing the intellectual and theoretical underpinnings of his distinctive modernism, they illuminate his fascination with architectural history, his pioneering uses of new technologies and construction systems, his deep concerns for the landscape and environment, and his passionate commitments to education and civil rights. An interlocutor with titans of the twentieth century, including Louis Kahn and J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ford understood architecture as inseparable from the social, political, and scientific developments of his day. An introductory essay by Kathryn E. O’Rourke provides a critical assessment of Ford’s essays and lectures and repositions him in the history of US architectural modernism. As some of his most important buildings turn fifty, O’Neil Ford on Architecture demonstrates that this Texas modernist deserves to be ranked among the leading midcentury American architects.

Exodus from the Alamo

Author : Phillip Thomas Tucker
Publisher : Casemate
Page : 433 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2010-03-15
Category : History
ISBN : 9781935149521

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The award-winning historian provides a provocative new analysis of the Battle of the Alamo—including new information on the fate of Davy Crockett. Contrary to legend, we now know that the defenders of the Alamo during the Texan Revolution died in a merciless predawn attack by Mexican soldiers. With extensive research into recently discovered Mexican accounts, as well as forensic evidence, historian Phillip Tucker sheds new light on the famous battle, contending that the traditional myth is even more off-base than we thought. In a startling revelation, Tucker uncovers that the primary fights took place on the plain outside the fort. While a number of the Alamo’s defenders hung on inside, most died while attempting to escape. Capt. Dickinson, with cannon atop the chapel, fired repeatedly into the throng of enemy cavalry until he was finally cut down. The controversy surrounding Davy Crockett still remains, though the recently authenticated diary of the Mexican Col. José Enrique de la Peña offers evidence that he surrendered. Notoriously, Mexican Pres. Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna burned the bodies of the Texans who had dared stand against him. As this book proves in thorough detail, the funeral pyres were well outside the fort—that is, where the two separate groups of escapees fell on the plain, rather than in the Alamo itself.