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Texas Modern

Author : Hannah Jenkins
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2018-10-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1864708107

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- Showcases contemporary residential architecture and design across the state of Texas, by renowned America-based architects and designers - Augments Images Publishing's particularly large range of successful books on contemporary residential architecture and design - 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 Forget the Texas you thought you once knew, put aside those cattle ropin' preconceptions and make way for Texas Modern, a close look into the Lone Star State's innovative contemporary architecture and design scenes. 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, 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, including a private yoga studio, will have you seriously reconsidering any notion of architectural convention across this larger-than-life and totally unique American state.

Texas Made/Texas Modern

Author : Helen Thompson
Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
Page : 225 pages
File Size : 47,8 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.

Midcentury Modern Art in Texas

Author : Katie Robinson Edwards
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Page : 393 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2014-07-01
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780292756595

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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.

Marfa Modern

Author : Helen Thompson
Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
Page : 241 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2016-10-25
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781580934732

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Twenty-one houses in and around Marfa, Texas, provide a glimpse at creative life and design in one of the art world’s most intriguing destinations. When Donald Judd began his Marfa project in the early 1970s, it was regarded as an idiosyncratic quest. Today, Judd is revered for his minimalist art and the stringent standards he applied to everything around him, including interiors, architecture, and furniture. The former water stop has become a mecca for artists, art pilgrims, and design aficionados drawn to the creative enclave, the permanent installations called “among the largest and most beautiful in the world,” and the austerely beautiful high-desert landscape. In keeping with Judd’s site-specific intentions, those who call Marfa home have made a choice to live in concert with their untamed, open surroundings. Marfa Modern features houses that represent unique responses to this setting—the sky, its light and sense of isolation—some that even predate Judd’s arrival. Here, conceptual artist Michael Phelan lives in a former Texaco service station with battery acid stains on the concrete floor and a twenty-foot dining table lining one wall. A chef’s modest house comes with the satisfaction of being handmade down to its side tables and bath, which expands into a private courtyard with an outdoor tub. Another artist uses the many rooms of her house, a former jail, to shift between different mediums—with Judd’s Fort D. A. Russell works always visible from her second-story sun porch. Extraordinary building costs mean that Marfa dwellers embrace a culture of frontier ingenuity and freedom from excess—salvaged metal signs become sliding doors and lengths of pipe become lighting fixtures, industrial warehouses are redesigned after the area’s white-cube galleries to create space for private or personally created art collections, and other materials are suggested by the land itself: walls are made of adobe bricks or rammed earth to form sculptural courtyards, or, in one remarkable instance, a mix of mud and brick plastered with local soils, cactus mucilage, horse manure, and straw.

Texas, A Modern History

Author : David G. McComb
Publisher : Univ of TX + ORM
Page : 422 pages
File Size : 48,8 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 Abstract

Author : Michael Paglia,Jim Edwards
Publisher : SF Design, LLC / Frescobooks
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2014
Category : Art, Abstract
ISBN : 1934491462

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Texas Abstract: Modern / Contemporary examines the development, establishment, and continued presence of abstraction in the art scene in Texas. Texas Abstract begins with a section that discusses the context of modernist abstraction and its place in the history of Texas art. The state's first abstract painters appeared in the late 1930s and into the 1940s. By the 1950s and 1960s, abstraction had been accepted by many of the most significant Texas artists working at that time. The book also includes a series of chapters devoted to individual contemporary abstractionists currently active in Texas. These artists have embraced in their efforts the wide range of cutting-edge abstract styles of our time. These contemporary abstractions are more international in their outlook than were those of earlier Texas artists, and thus Texas is today an important place for contemporary abstraction.

Spectacular Modern Homes of Texas

Author : Jolie Carpenter Berry
Publisher : Spectacular Book
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2021-08-30
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0996424075

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Spectacular Modern Homes of Texas by Jolie Carpenter Berry Pdf

Spectacular Modern Homes of Texas is the newest installment in Signature's spectacular book series. Brimming with beautiful photography and dreamy design, this book has something for everyone's taste and style. Showcasing a wide variety of approaches to modern design, readers will get a tour inside private homes designed by Texas' top interior designers and architects. Get a first class tour inside Texas most unique and stunning homes such as a posh Austin penthouse, a vertical glass house in Dallas, and a sprawling Hill Country estate with a historic farmhouse exterior and cutting edge modern interiors. Totally unique, just like the state of Texas, this book will stir the designer in you and be a beautiful decor piece on your coffee table. You've never seen Texas look so good.

Texas Made Modern

Author : Shirley Reece-Hughes
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Page : 412 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2020-09-25
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781623498894

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Texas Made Modern by Shirley Reece-Hughes Pdf

Everett Spruce came to Texas from his Arkansas home in 1925 to study at the Dallas Art Institute. Over the next seven decades, he became one of the most important painters and teachers in the region. One of the “Dallas Nine,” a group of influential Texas Regionalists that included Jerry Bywaters, Otis Dozier, William Lester, and others, Spruce was among the artists who lobbied the Texas Centennial Commission for a greater role in the Centennial Exposition of 1936. These efforts, though unsuccessful, nevertheless led to greater recognition and influence for Texas art and artists. Spruce was assistant director and taught art at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts until 1940 when he joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin. He painted and taught at the university for the next 38 years, guiding and shaping the next generation of Texas artists, including Roger Winter, William Hoey, and others. Spruce died in 2002 at the age of 94. Texas Made Modern: The Art of Everett Spruce traces Spruce’s artistic evolution from his early experimental work of the 1920s through the mysterious, surrealist-imbued landscapes of the 1930s. The work addresses his boldly expressionistic imagery of the 1940s and his abstract expressionist–inspired paintings of the mid-twentieth century. Departing from previous accounts of Spruce, which label him a prototypical regionalist, this study reveals the nuanced meanings behind the artist’s shifting approaches to Texas subject matter and resituates his artwork within the broader narrative of American art.

Contemporary Ranches of Texas

Author : Lawrence Clayton
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Page : 186 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2001-11-15
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 0292712391

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Contemporary Ranches of Texas by Lawrence Clayton Pdf

Discusses 16 working ranches across Texas. Alta Vista, Canales, Catarina, O'Connor and Ray in South Texas; R.A. Brown, Chimney Creek, Goodnight, J. A, Moorhouse, Nail and Renderbrook Spade in the Panhandle; and Northwest Texas; and Hendrson Cove, Hudspeth River, Long X and Hoskins 101 in The Trans-Pecos.

Olympus, Texas

Author : Stacey Swann
Publisher : Anchor
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2021-05-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780385545228

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A Good Morning America Book Club Pick! • A bighearted novel with technicolor characters, plenty of Texas swagger, and a powder keg of a plot in which marriages struggle, rivalries flare, and secrets explode, all with a clever wink toward classical mythology. For fans of Madeline Miller's Circe: "The Iliad meets Friday Night Lights in this muscular, captivating debut" (Oprah Daily). The Briscoe family is once again the talk of their small town when March returns to East Texas two years after he was caught having an affair with his brother's wife. His mother, June, hardly welcomes him back with open arms. Her husband's own past affairs have made her tired of being the long-suffering spouse. Is it, perhaps, time for a change? Within days of March's arrival, someone is dead, marriages are upended, and even the strongest of alliances are shattered. In the end, the ties that hold them together might be exactly what drag them all down. An expansive tour de force, Olympus, Texas cleverly weaves elements of classical mythology into a thoroughly modern family saga, rich in drama and psychological complexity. After all, at some point, don't we all wonder: What good is this destructive force we call love?

Cowboy Conservatism

Author : Sean P. Cunningham
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Page : 429 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2010-07-02
Category : History
ISBN : 9780813139593

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“Cunningham provides a vivid, informative, and frequently insightful chronicle of Texas politics between 1963 and 1980.” —Journal of American History During the 1960s and 1970s, Texas was transformed by a series of political transitions. After more than a century of Democratic politics, the state became a Republican stronghold virtually overnight, and by 1980, it was known as “Reagan Country.” Ultimately, Republicans dominated the Texas political landscape, holding all twenty-seven of its elected offices and carrying former governor George W. Bush to his second term as president with more than 61 percent of the Texas vote. In Cowboy Conservatism, Sean P. Cunningham examines the remarkable origins of Republican Texas. Utilizing extensive research drawn from the archives of four presidential libraries, gubernatorial papers, local campaign offices, and oral histories, Cunningham presents a compelling narrative of modern conservatism as it evolved in one of the nation’s largest and most politically important states. Cunningham analyzes the political changes that took place in Texas during the tumultuous seventeen-year period between John F. Kennedy’s assassination and the election of Ronald Reagan. He explores critical issues related to the changing political scene in Texas, including the emergence of “law and order,” race relations and civil rights, the slumping economy, the Vietnam War, and the rise of a politically active Christian Right, as well as the role of iconic politicians such as Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, John Connally, and John Tower. Cowboy Conservatism demonstrates Texas’s distinctive and vital contributions to the transformation of postwar American politics, revealing a vivid portrait of modern conservatism in one of the nation’s most fervent Republican strongholds.

The Modern Cowboy

Author : John R. Erickson
Publisher : University of North Texas Press
Page : 230 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781574411775

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The Modern Cowboy by John R. Erickson Pdf

What does it take to raise cattle in the 21st century? Ask John Erickson. For any aspiring cowboy, this is an essential guide.

Making Levantine Cuisine

Author : Anny Gaul,Graham Auman Pitts,Vicki Valosik
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Page : 334 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2021-12-08
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781477324592

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Making Levantine Cuisine by Anny Gaul,Graham Auman Pitts,Vicki Valosik Pdf

Melding the rural and the urban with the local, regional, and global, Levantine cuisine is a mélange of ingredients, recipes, and modes of consumption rooted in the Eastern Mediterranean. Making Levantine Cuisine provides much-needed scholarly attention to the region’s culinary cultures while teasing apart the tangled histories and knotted migrations of food. Akin to the region itself, the culinary repertoires that comprise Levantine cuisine endure and transform—are unified but not uniform. This book delves into the production and circulation of sugar, olive oil, and pistachios; examines the social origins of kibbe, Adana kebab, shakshuka, falafel, and shawarma; and offers a sprinkling of family recipes along the way. The histories of these ingredients and dishes, now so emblematic of the Levant, reveal the processes that codified them as national foods, the faulty binaries of Arab or Jewish and traditional or modern, and the global nature of foodways. Making Levantine Cuisine draws from personal archives and public memory to illustrate the diverse past and persistent cultural unity of a politically divided region.

The Big Rich

Author : Bryan Burrough
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 482 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2010-03-30
Category : History
ISBN : 9780143116820

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“Full of schadenfreude and speculation—and solid, timely history too.” —Kirkus Reviews “This is a portrait of capitalism as white-knuckle risk taking, yielding fruitful discoveries for the fathers, but only sterile speculation for the sons—a story that resonates with today's economic upheaval.” —Publishers Weekly “What's not to enjoy about a book full of monstrous egos, unimaginable sums of money, and the punishment of greed and shortsightedness?” —The Economist Phenomenal reviews and sales greeted the hardcover publication of The Big Rich, New York Times bestselling author Bryan Burrough's spellbinding chronicle of Texas oil. Weaving together the multigenerational sagas of the industry's four wealthiest families, Burrough brings to life the men known in their day as the Big Four: Roy Cullen, H. L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, and Sid Richardson, all swaggering Texas oil tycoons who owned sprawling ranches and mingled with presidents and Hollywood stars. Seamlessly charting their collective rise and fall, The Big Rich is a hugely entertaining account that only a writer with Burrough's abilities-and Texas upbringing-could have written.

Texas Death Row

Author : Bill Crawford
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 436 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2008-01-29
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 0452289300

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Texas Death Row by Bill Crawford Pdf

A chilling catalog of the men and women who have paid the ultimate price for their crimes The death penalty is one of the most hotly contested and longest-standing issues in American politics, and no place is more symbolic of that debate than Texas. Since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1977, Texas has put more than 390 prisoners to death, far more than any other state. Texas Death Row puts faces to those condemned men and women, with stark details on their crimes, sentencing, last meals, and last words. Definitive and objective, Texas Death Row will provide ample fuel for readers on both sides of the death penalty debate.