Architecture in Texas: 1895-1945 by Jay C. HenryArchitecture in Texas: 1895-1945 by Jay C. Henry

Architecture in Texas: 1895-1945

byJay C. Henry

Paperback | October 19, 2009

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Texas architecture of the twentieth century encompasses a wide range of building styles, from an internationally inspired modernism to the Spanish Colonial Revival that recalls Texas' earliest European heritage. This book is the first comprehensive survey of Texas architecture of the first half of the twentieth century.

More than just a catalog of buildings and styles, the book is a social history of Texas architecture. Jay C. Henry discusses and illustrates buildings from around the state, drawing a majority of his examples from the ten to twelve largest cities and from the work of major architects and firms, including C. H. Page and Brother, Trost and Trost, Lang and Witchell, Sanguinet and Staats, Atlee B. and Robert M. Ayres, David Williams, and O'Neil Ford. The majority of buildings he considers are public ones, but a separate chapter traces the evolution of private housing from late-Victorian styles through the regional and international modernism of the 1930s. Nearly 400 black-and-white photographs complement the text.

Written to be accessible to general readers interested in architecture, as well as to architectural professionals, this work shows how Texas both participated in and differed from prevailing American architectural traditions.

The late Jay C. Henry was a professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Title:Architecture in Texas: 1895-1945Format:PaperbackDimensions:382 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:October 19, 2009Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:029272280X

ISBN - 13:9780292722804

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Table of Contents

  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • I. The Historiography of American and Texas Architecture in the Twentieth Century
  • II. The Survival of Past Traditions
    • The Richardsonian Romanesque Victorian Classicism
    • The Shingle Style
    • The Ecclesiastical Gothic
  • III. Progressive Modes of Design
    • James E. Flanders of Dallas
    • Trost and Trost of El Paso
    • Lang and Witchell of Dallas
    • Sanguinet and Staats of Fort Worth and Houston
    • Atlee B. Ayres and George Willis of San Antonio
    • Other Progressive Manifestations
    • Progressive Survivals in the 1920's
    • Conclusion
  • IV. Academic Eclecticism: 1900-1940
    • The Academic Eclectic Courthouse
    • Post Offices and Libraries
    • City Halls and Fire Stations
    • Miscellaneous Public Buildings
    • School Buildings
    • Collegiate Architecture
    • Ecclesiastical Architecture
    • Semipublic Institutions: Railroad Stations, Banks, and Lodge Halls
    • Theaters and Retail Architecture
    • Hotel Design
    • The Office Building
  • V. Regional Eclecticism: 1900-1940
    • Sources Outside Texas
    • The Mission Revival in Texas
    • Regional Campus Design
    • Regional Romanesque and Mediterranean Styles
    • The Pueblo and Meso-American Revivals
    • The Spanish Colonial Revival
  • VI. Modernistic Modes of Design: 1928-1940
    • Modernistic Institutional Design
    • The Modernistic Skyscraper in Texas Modernistic Commercial Design
  • VII. Residential Design: Modes and Typologies, 1895-1940
    • The Late-Victorian House: A Resolution of Picturesque and Formal Values
    • Formalist Design: 1900-1917
    • The Bungalow Mode and Its Permutations
    • Picturesque Design: 1918-1930
    • Vernacular Tendencies of the 1930s
    • Regional and International Modernism of the 1930's
  • VIII. International and Regional Modernism in the Public Sphere: 1930-1945
    • Public Housing During the Depression and War
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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Texas architecture of the twentieth century encompasses a wide range of building styles, from an internationally inspired modernism to the Spanish Colonial Revival that recalls Texas' earliest European heritage. This book is the first comprehensive survey of Texas architecture of the first half of the twentieth century.More than just a catalog of buildings and styles, the book is a social history of Texas architecture. Jay C. Henry discusses and illustrates buildings from around the state, drawing a majority of his examples from the ten to twelve largest cities and from the work of major architects and firms, including C. H. Page and Brother, Trost and Trost, Lang and Witchell, Sanguinet and Staats, Atlee B. and Robert M. Ayres, David Williams, and O'Neil Ford. The majority of buildings he considers are public ones, but a separate chapter traces the evolution of private housing from late-Victorian styles through the regional and international modernism of the 1930s. Nearly 400 black-and-white photographs complement the text.Written to be accessible to general readers interested in architecture, as well as to architectural professionals, this work shows how Texas both participated in and differed from prevailing American architectural traditions."...a significant contribution to the study of Texas architecture...." - Drury Blakeley Alexander, author of Texas Homes of the Nineteenth Century