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Titre : Houston's Forgotten Heritage: Landscape, ...
Éditeur : Rice University Press, Houston
Date d'édition : 1991
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Near Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine
Signé : Signed by Authors
Edition : First Edition
DJ near fine condition. Tightly bound; prepublication postcard from Brazos Bookstore dated 11/20/1991 laid in; presentation copy to previous owner. Signed by all five authors. N° de réf. du libraire BL4452
Synopsis : This ambitious book, originally published by Rice University Press in 1991, describes Houston home life and culture from the settlement of Houston to World War I, when rapid economic development spelled demolition for many notable nineteenth-century public buildings.Sadie Gwin Blackburn discusses landscape and horticulture, from the early plantations and the farms of German immigrants in Harris County to the residential gardens of early twentieth-century Houston. Barrie M. Scardino traces the development of domestic architecture from the log cabins built along the bayous in the 1820s to the grand Neville house built at 11 Courtlandt Place.Katherine S. Howe focuses on the evolution of home interiors, describing how four-poster beds were used to support mosquito netting and likely had mattresses filled with Spanish moss. Dorothy Knox Howe Houghton addresses domestic life and its influence on the social and cultural fabric of the city, describing how schools, religious assemblies, and even businesses evolved from the home.
A propos de l'auteur:
DOROTHY KNOX HOWE HOUSTON is a direct descendant of Jane Birdsall and John Richardson Harris, the family for whom Harris County is named. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and holds a Master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of the Junior League of Houston and is active in numerous other civic and cultural group. She is also the author of The Houston Club and its City. BARRIE M. SCARDINO BRADLEY has served as executive director of the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects, as editor of Cite: The Architecture and Design Review of Houston, and as architectural archivist of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center at the Houston Public Library. She now resides in Beaumont, Texas. She is also the coauthor of Clayton?s Galveston. SADIE GWIN BLACKBURN is a direct descendant of Harvey Allen and holds two degrees from Rice University. KATHERINE S. HOWE is director of the Rienzi and Dora Maar House at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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