**Still in plastic.**
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 Great American Suburbs: 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. The book 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, Great American Suburbs will fascinate architects, historians, suburbanites, and would–be suburbanites alike.
Condition: New. A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. See the seller’s listing for full details.