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The Resource The see-through years : creation and destruction in Texas architecture, 1981-1991, by Joel Warren Barna ; photographs by BlackmonWintersKuhner

The see-through years : creation and destruction in Texas architecture, 1981-1991, by Joel Warren Barna ; photographs by BlackmonWintersKuhner

Label
The see-through years : creation and destruction in Texas architecture, 1981-1991
Title
The see-through years
Title remainder
creation and destruction in Texas architecture, 1981-1991
Statement of responsibility
by Joel Warren Barna ; photographs by BlackmonWintersKuhner
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The ritual of real estate dominated the spiritual life of Texas for a decade, a ritual based on the mythic premise that developers function as divinely ordained princes who bring prosperity to the whole of society. In the early years of the '80s Texas cities sprouted new skylines that showed off the stylistic explorations of some of the country's leading designers. By the end of the decade scores of new projects stood vacant. They were see-through buildings, towering
  • symbols of the collapsing economy of a state that had for a time seemed to embody the nation's vitality. Once a promising architectural laboratory, the landscape had become a study in blighted expectations. Joel Barna incisively reveals the links between architecture, economics, and contemporary American beliefs. Interweaving his analysis with more than 120 black-and-white photographs and 50 drawings, he scrutinizes the RepublicBank Center in Houston, the Allied Bank
  • Tower in Dallas, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, and many other structures. Texas's architecture and urban growth not only form a physical record of the boom and bust of the decade; they point beyond the borders of the state to trends and developments that will affect the country into the next century. This is a book not just about Texas, but about our future
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barna, Joel Warren
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
BlackmonWintersKuhner
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  • Commercial buildings
  • Architecture, Modern
  • Texas
Label
The see-through years : creation and destruction in Texas architecture, 1981-1991, by Joel Warren Barna ; photographs by BlackmonWintersKuhner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. J.R. McConnell Died for Our Sins -- 2. Middle-Class Houses of the 1980s -- 3. '80s Middle-Class Workplaces -- 4. Schools from the Bottom Up -- 5. Feeling Better about Medical Buildings -- 6. Plans and Curses in Downtown Austin -- 7. Tower Tops in Dallas -- 8. Public Housing and Welfare -- 9. Solana, the Electronic Hacienda -- 10. The Dallas Arts District: The Last Ditch -- 11. Creating More Perfect Landscapes, '80s Style -- 12. Saving the Kimbell for Philadelphia -- 13. Coda
Control code
ocm25964289
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xvi, 288 pages
Isbn
9780892633166
Lccn
92050336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25964289
  • (Sirsi) a358478
Label
The see-through years : creation and destruction in Texas architecture, 1981-1991, by Joel Warren Barna ; photographs by BlackmonWintersKuhner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. J.R. McConnell Died for Our Sins -- 2. Middle-Class Houses of the 1980s -- 3. '80s Middle-Class Workplaces -- 4. Schools from the Bottom Up -- 5. Feeling Better about Medical Buildings -- 6. Plans and Curses in Downtown Austin -- 7. Tower Tops in Dallas -- 8. Public Housing and Welfare -- 9. Solana, the Electronic Hacienda -- 10. The Dallas Arts District: The Last Ditch -- 11. Creating More Perfect Landscapes, '80s Style -- 12. Saving the Kimbell for Philadelphia -- 13. Coda
Control code
ocm25964289
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xvi, 288 pages
Isbn
9780892633166
Lccn
92050336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25964289
  • (Sirsi) a358478

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