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Buildings of Texas: Talk + Book Signing

  • The Grace Museum 102 Cypress Street Abilene, TX, 79601 United States (map)

Author/Architect Gerald Moorhead will give a special lecture featuring his newest publication “Buildings of Texas: East, North, Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West” with a book signing to follow.



Everything’s big in Texas, and this book is no different—BUILDINGS OF TEXAS offers a comprehensive guide to the distinguished architecture and architectural history of the Lone Star State. The second of two volumes compiled by Gerald Moorhead and a team of dedicated authors, this volume takes readers from Paris to Odessa, from Goodnight to El Paso and everywhere in between. Canvassing Spanish and Mexican buildings in the south and southwest and Anglo- and African American styles in the east and north, and covering the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Amarillo, Lubbock, and Midland, the latest installment in the Buildings of the United States series serves both as an engaging architectural history and a practical guide. 

352 illustrations and 45 maps guide readers through forts, courthouses, homes, churches, and works by internationally renowned artists and architects, from the Kimbell Art Museum’s Louis Kahn Building to Donald Judd’s art installations and La Mansana de Chianti/The Block. Lively essays highlight such topics as the history and construction of federal forts, the growth and spread of Harvey House restaurants, and the birth of Conrad Hilton’s hotel empire. BUILDINGS OF TEXAS takes locals and visitors alike on a compelling journey filled with countless discoveries.

Gerald Moorhead is an award-winning Houston architect, former contributing editor to Architectural Review and Texas Architect, documentary photographer for HABS/HAER and three editions of the Houston Architecture Guide, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Architect Laureate of Kazakhstan.

Publication Date: July 2019

576 pages 7 x 10; 352 b&w illustrations, 45 maps

$85.00 S Cloth ISBN 978-0-8139-4234-6

Earlier Event: March 17
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Later Event: April 14
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