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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.
About the Author:
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.
Title: Houston's Forgotten Heritage: Landscape, ...
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas, 1998. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. 2nd Printing. An integration of architecture, landscape, social history and interior design for Houston and Harrisburg from the 1820's to World War I. Over 2,000 photographs. A Junior League of Houston project. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 387 pages, index. Book in excellent condition - lightest shelf and edge wear; previous owner's name neatly inked top of first page; 2 inch long shallow scratch in upper corner front cover near spine - difficult to see because of cover design; faintest rumple to bottom edge of first 15 pages, decreasing in effect. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 - 2 pounds. Category: Architecture; Texas History; ISBN: 0890968519. ISBN/EAN: 9780890968512. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 604729. Bookseller Inventory # 604729
Book Description Texas A&M University Press, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0890968519
Book Description Texas A&M University Press, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Reprint. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0890968519