DFW Deco Book Signing

Date:November 9, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Hall of State
3939 Grand Ave
Dallas, Texas 75210
Details:

Come hear Preservation Houston’s Jim Parsons and David Bush as they discuss their latest book, Dallas-Fort Worth Deco, on November 9th, 2017 in the Margaret and Al Hill Lecture Hall at the Hall of State in Fair Park. Lecture is FREE and open to the public, and jointly hosted by the Dallas Architecture Forum, Dallas Center for Architecture, Dallas Historical Society, and Preservation Dallas.

DFW Deco explores the full range of modernistic building styles and some of the uniquely Texan influences that shaped the growing cities of North Texas. Classic zigzag skyscrapers promoted by Fort Worth boosters and Dallas businessmen, Art Deco storefronts in the booming towns of the great East Texas oilfield and streamlined facilities inspired by innovations in transportation and communications all have a place in this book. DFW Deco looks not only at whole buildings, but also at their finely crafted details, ranging from vibrant tile murals depicting the scope of Texas history on Fort Worth’s monumental Will Rogers Memorial Center to stylized gold-leaf pinecones and cotton bolls in the ornate People’s National Bank Building in Tyler.

Using a mix of original and historical photographs, this lavishly illustrated book promotes an appreciation of Main Street movie theaters, innovative suburban homes, and even a surprising collection of modernistic soft drink bottling plants. DFW Deco also documents the federal programs that helped build exceptional courthouses, schools, and post offices from small towns to big cities. The book ends with a chapter of short biographies of the architects and artists who created these landmarks.

Doors will open at 6 PM.

Presentation will start at 6:30 with book sales/signing to follow.

Cost:Free and open to the public.
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Contact Name: Dallas Center for Architecture
Email Address: info@dallascfa.com
Phone Number: 214.742.3242

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