Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West
Gerald Moorhead, with James W. Steely, Willis C. Winters, Mark Gunderson, Jay C. Henry, and Joel Warren Barna
Cloth | 608 pp. | 7 x 10 | $85.00 | ISBN 9780813942346 | July 2019
From Paris to Odessa, Goodnight to Marfa to Langtry, and scores of places in between, the second of two towering volumes assembled by Gerald Moorhead and a team of dedicated authors offers readers a definitive guide to the architecture of the Lone Star State. Canvassing Spanish and Mexican buildings in the south and southwest and the influence of Anglo- and African American styles in the east and north, and covering the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, and El Paso, the latest book in the Buildings of the United States series serves both as an accessible architectural and cultural history and a practical guide.
More than 1,000 building entries survey the most important and representative examples of forts, courthouses, houses, churches, commercial buildings, and works by internationally renowned artists and architects, from the Kimbell Art Museum’s Louis Kahn Building to Donald Judd’s art installations at La Mansana de Chinati/The Block. Brief essays highlight such topics as the history and construction of federal forts, the growth and spread of Harvey House restaurants, and the birth of Conrad Hilton’s hotel empire. Enlivened by 352 illustrations and 45 maps, Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West affords local and out-of-state visitors, as well as more distant readers, a compelling journey filled with countless discoveries.
About the Authors
Gerald Moorhead, FAIA, is an award-wining Houston architect, former contributing editor to Architectural Record and Texas Architect, documentary photographer for HABS/HAER and three editions of the Houston Architecture Guide, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Architect Laureate of Kazakhstan.
James W. Steely, a sixth-generation Texan from Paris in Lamar County, is a consulting historian/architectural historian based in Denver, Colorado, and the author of Parks for Texas: Enduring Landscapes of the New Deal.
Willis C. Winters, FAIA, Director of the Dallas Park and Recreation Department, has written extensively for Texas Architect magazine since 1988 and was the principal writer for the AIA Guide to Dallas Architecture as well as several books on the city’s architecture and architects.
Mark Gunderson, AIA, an architect practicing in Fort Worth, has written for Texas Architect, Cite, and Competitions as well as introductory essays for the books Dallas Modern and Thirty Houses 1960–2012: Selected Residential Work of Architect Frank D. Welch.
Jay C. Henry was Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington, and the author of the seminal Architecture in Texas, 1895–1945.
Joel Warren Barna, Director of Philanthropy, South Central Region, at National Wildlife Federation, and editor of Texas Architect from 1985 to 1995 as well as a correspondent for Progressive Architecture, has published articles in Cite, Architecture, and other architectural journals; his 1992 book, The See-Through Years: Creation and Destruction in Texas Architecture and Real Estate, 1981–1991, was named “architecture book of the year” in the New York Times and won the AIA Excellence Award for publishing.