The Homes of the Park Cities, Dallas: Great American Suburbs

Virginia Savage McAlester; Willis Cecil Winters; Prudence Mackintosh

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Synopsis: Dallas local Virginia McAlester, author of Random HouseGÇÖs A Field Guide to AmericanHouses, the classic book on the subject, and AbbevilleGÇÖs celebrated Great AmericanHouses and Their Architectural Styles, teamed up with Prudence Mackintosh andWillis Cecil Winters to write Homes of the Park Cities, Dallas. This impressiveand informative case study immerses readers into the architecture and culture, bothpast and present, of these classy neighborhoods.Illustrated with over 280 specially commissioned photographs, in addition to over75 maps, graphs, and archival images, this insightful work covers the history anddevelopment of DallasGÇÖs suburbs, as well as the architects who designed them. Homesalso features several appendices, providing notes on how to preserve early-twentieth centuryhomes and a catalogue listing over 1,600 homes by address and architect.McAlester authored an additional appendix that illustrates the architectural stylesfound in The Park Cities, which run the gamut from Tudor and Colonial Revival toMinimal Traditional and Mid-Century Modern.As grand as the houses it chronicles, Homes of the Park Cities, Dallas willfascinate architects, historians, suburbanites, and would-be suburbanites alike.

About the Author: Virginia McAlester co-wrote the classic architectural work A Field Guide to American Houses and Great American Houses (Abbeville Press). She lives in Dallas. Willis Cecil Winters is a Dallas architect who was the co-author of two previous books, The American Institute of Architects Guide to Dallas Architecture and Crafting Traditions: The Architecture of Mark Lemmon. Prudence Mackintosh is currently a columnist for Texas Monthly where she has written insights about Park Cities and other aspects of life in Texas for over two decades. She also authored Thundering Sneakers, Just As We Were, Sneaking Out, and Retreads, all for the Southwestern Writers Collection Series published by the University of Texas Press.

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