The Courthouses of Central Texas SIGNED

By: Hightower, Brantley

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Signed by author on half title page without inscription. Dated. Stated First Edition.A first of its kind, The Courthouses of Central Texas offers an in-depth, comparative architectural survey of fifty county courthouses, which serve as a representative sample of larger trends at play throughout the rest of the state. Each courthouse is represented by a description, with information about dates of construction and architects, along with a historical photograph, a site plan of its orientation and courthouse square, and two, and sometimes three, dimensional drawings of its facade with modifications over time. Side-by-side drawings and plans also facilitate comparisons between courthouses. These consistently scaled and formatted architectural drawings, which Brantley Hightower spent years creating, allow for direct comparisons in ways never before possible. He also explains the courthouses' formal development by placing them in their historical and social context, which illuminates the power and importance of these structures in the history of Texas, as well as their enduring relevance today.

Title: The Courthouses of Central Texas SIGNED

Author Name: Hightower, Brantley

Categories: Texana Westerns, History, Signed, Limited Editions, First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 2015-04-15

ISBN: 0292762941

ISBN 13: 9780292762947

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1-4-1909

Keywords: Texas government buildings courthouse county architecture style,