Texas Heritage, Winter 1985

THE ARCHITECTURE OF
JOHN F. STAUB:
Houston and the South
By: Howard Barnstone with the assistance
of David Courtwright, Jerome
Iowa, and Stephen Fox
From the spectacular mansions of River
Oaks to modest bay houses, from romantic
to colonial to modern, this volume
documents the architecture of
John Staub. For five decades, Staub
has designed homes for the elite of
Houston and the South. His eclectic
style, with its air of genteel allusion,
produced houses of enduring beauty
and interest.
Howard Barnstone provides a comprehensive
introduction to Staub's work,
which is followed by a portfolio of his
finest houses. The book is a stimulating
mixture of the architectural history
of the United States and the private
history of Houston, as the bayou city
and its architecture evolved from the
small town society of the twenties to the
sophisticated community it is today.
This book is published by and can be
ordered through the University of Texas
Press, P. 0. Box 7819, Austin, Texas
78712. Price: $35.00

SAWDUST EMPIRE:
The Texas Lumber Industry,
1830-1940

By: Robert S. Maxwell and Robert D.
Baker
The first comprehensive story of logging,
lumbering, and forest conservation
in Texas records the industry's
history from the earliest days of the
Republic through the first four decades
of this century. This beautiful book is
supplemented by over one hundred
photographs, many never before published
and the text re-creates Texas'
heyday as one of the nation's leading
timber producers.
Various lumber companies, logging
and mill operations, company towns,
and the genesis of forest conservation
are all featured in the book. This account
will appeal to historians, conservationists,
and readers interested in the
Texas lumber industry and Texas economic
history.
Available through Texas A & M University
Press, Drawer C, College Station,
Texas 77843. Price: $24.95

TEXAS: A Sesquicentennial
Celebration

Developed and Edited by Donald W.
Whisehunt
This comprehensive history of 150
years in Texas is a unique blend of authorities
on Texas history. Texas: A
Sesquicentennial Celebration provides
a chronological overview of Texas history
but also highlights the unique economic,
ethnic, and cultural development
of the state. Some chapters deal
with agriculture, railroads, highways,
oil, apparel manufacturing, conservation
and environmental developments.
Others concern Texas women, blacks
in Texas, the Tejanos of Texas, violence
in Texas history, the growth of
religion and education. This book is a
serious attempt to make Texans, and
all Americans, aware of the cultural
and economic heritage of this great
state.
Available through Eakin Press, P.O.
Box 23066, Austin, Texas 78735,
(512) 288-1771

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Texas Historical Foundation. Texas Heritage, Winter 1985. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45443/. Accessed August 27, 2014.