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The Homes of the Park Cities, Dallas: Great American Suburbs (Hardcover)

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A beautiful and comprehensive chronicle of two of America's earliest and most luxurious suburbs: Highland Park and University Park, Texas, featuring over 300 full-color photographs.

Dallas local Virginia McAlester, author of A Field Guide to American Houses, the classic book on the subject, and Abbeville's celebrated Great American Houses and Their Architectural Styles, teamed up with Prudence Mackintosh and Willis Cecil Winters to write Homes of the Park Cities, Dallas. This impressive and informative case study immerses readers into the architecture and culture, both past and present, of these classy neighborhoods.

Illustrated with over 280 specially commissioned photographs, in addition to over 75 maps, graphs, and archival images, this insightful work covers the history and development of Dallas's suburbs, as well as the architects who designed them. Homes also features several appendices, providing notes on how to preserve early-twentieth century homes and a catalogue listing over 1,600 homes by address and architect. McAlester authored an additional appendix that illustrates the architectural styles found in The Park Cities, which run the gamut from Tudor and Colonial Revival to Minimal Traditional and Mid-Century Modern.

As grand as the houses it chronicles, Homes of the Park Cities, Dallas will fascinate architects, historians, suburbanites, and would-be suburbanites alike.

About the Author


Virginia McAlester co-wrote the classic architectural work A Field Guide to American Houses and Great American Houses (Abbeville Press). She lives in Dallas. Willis Cecil Winters is a Dallas architect who was the co-author of two previous books, The American Institute of Architects Guide to Dallas Architecture and Crafting Traditions: The Architecture of Mark Lemmon. Prudence Mackintosh is currently a columnist for Texas Monthly where she has written insights about Park Cities and other aspects of life in Texas for over two decades. She also authored Thundering Sneakers, Just As We Were, Sneaking Out, and Retreads, all for the Southwestern Writers Collection Series published by the University of Texas Press. Steve Clicque pursues architectural photography and video documentation as a passion and profession. His photographs have appeared in many publications, including The Dallas Morning News, DHome and Preservation Dallas.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780789209764
ISBN-10: 0789209764
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2008
Pages: 480
Language: English