Item description for Historic Texas Courthouses by Michael Andrews, Paul Hester & Lisa Hardaway...
During the late nineteenth century and early years of the twentieth century - called "The Golden Age of Texas Courthouses" by author Michael Andrews - county courthouses rose as unmatched symbols of community pride, stability and optimism. Historic Texas Courthouses gives attention to 100 of the landmark buildings in the state, delivering an education in their origin, craftsmanship and character. Andrews introduces us to the men who designed them and their architectural influences, as well as the stories behind the construction of the buildings. Details about the architecture abound, providing context for everything from the style of a window to the materials used.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 10.5" Height: 10.5" Weight: 4.45 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher Bright Sky Press
ISBN 1931721742 ISBN13 9781931721745
Availability 0 units.
More About Michael Andrews, Paul Hester & Lisa Hardaway
Andrews is cofounder/publisher/editor of Bombshelter Press. He has traveled around the world twice. He works as a computer programmer/analyst.
Michael Andrews currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Historic Texas Courthouses?
A LEGACY PRESERVED Feb 25, 2008
"Historic Texas Courthouses" is a visual treat, even for non-Texans. Very few states have iconic reminders of their heritage as Texas does in its architectural beauties, the Texas courthouses. They stand strong, permanent, and frequently constructed of the materials that tie the buildings and the peoples to the land on which they are built. The histories are interesting and informative. Pleased that this book is now part of our personal library.
Beautiful! Jan 7, 2008
I purchased this book for my husband who is an attorney. He proudly displays it in his office. The photography is gorgeous and paper is high quality thick gloss. Price is excellent here- I originally saw this book in another store for $50! Would recommend for anyone who is interested in architecture or historical Texas building.
True Texas Feb 6, 2007
What a beautiful book to look at and an interesting book to read. It truly covers the courthouse treasures of Texas. I particularly like the way it divides up the buildings by their architectural style, not their geographical locations. Great addition to our library.
TEXAS TREASURES Nov 16, 2006
Simply the defintive book on Texas Courthouses...the images are superb and the text enlightening. I have always loved the majestic courthouse, expecially when they are in the town square. Texas is blessed with many great historic Courthouses and this book displays them in their best light. I expecially appreciate the Tarrant, Bexar, and Jefferson County Courthouse, these are so grand in their own distinct way. If you have any interest in this subject, dont hesitate to order this book. Mr. Andrews should be proud of this work, it's a perfect tribute to these quitenticential Texas courthouse.
WONDERFUL! Nov 15, 2006
Finally, a serious book about courthouses. The photographs are breathtaking, and the author brings a unique perspective on the history of these magnificent buildings. BRAVO!