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Historic Texas Courthouses [Hardcover]

By Michael Andrews, Paul Hester (Photographer) & Lisa Hardaway (Photographer)
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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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Item Specifications...

Pages   276
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 10.5" Height: 10.5"
Weight:   4.45 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2006
Publisher   Bright Sky Press
ISBN  1931721742  
ISBN13  9781931721745  

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More About Michael Andrews, Paul Hester & Lisa Hardaway

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Michael Andrews currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History
2Books > Subjects > History > Americas > General
3Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > State & Local - By State > Texas
4Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > Building Types & Styles > General
5Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > General
6Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > International > United States (Southern)
7Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > Reference

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"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.
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!

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