Heritage, Volume 5, Number 1, Spring 1987 Page: 47
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The Texas Bluebonnet. Jean Andrews.
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1986.
61 pages, illustrated.
Texas claims more than 5,000 native
species of wildflowers within its borders.
The bluebonnet is distinguished as the
state flower of Texas, having won the
honor over the open cotton bowl, "the
white rose of commerce," and the cactus
blossom that lent its moniker to "Cactus
Jack," John Nance Gamer. Jean Andrews
explores the history of this state symbol,
its mythology, how to find it in the peak
season, and how to grow it in home gardens.
Andrews' book is a small gem,
beautifully illustrated with renderings
by nineteenth-century botanists, oil
paintings by native artists, watercolors
by Andrews, and photographs. The writing
is clear, sometimes colloquial, and
Richard Pearce-Moses is coordinator of the
Historic Photography Project for the Texas
Restoration of the State Capitol became
a priority to the citizens of Texas
after fire ravaged the Senate wing of
the Capitol in February of 1983. Under
the leadership of then Governor Mark,
White, the 68th Legislature created the
State Preservation Board to preserve,
maintain, and restore this most important
The Texas Historical Foundation is
proud to participate in the restoration of
the most visible public structure in Texas
by assisting the State Preservation Board
in raising $195,000 to produce a comprehensive
video documentary of the restoration
work as it progresses. Most Texans
have a limited knowledge of the resources
and technology required for the restoration
of a building the Capitol's size and
importance. The production of a video
documentary on the history, contemporary
preservation methods, and restoration
techniques over the next several
years will create a permanent record of
the restoration. This invaluable educational
tool will be used by historians, researchers,
preservationists, and students.
For further information, or to make a
contribution toward the funding of this
video, please write to: Texas Historical
Foundation P.O. Box 12243 Austin,
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The School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin
offers a series of lectures and exhibitions to enhance the program
of study for undergraduate and graduate students in architecture.
This program is also open to anyone interested in the built
environment. The spring 1987 series includes the following
February 27-March 27
Battle Hall Library
Classic, Vernacular or Modern: The Work
of Hammond, Beeby and Babka, featuring
works by the distinguished Chicago architectural
Friday, March 6
Peter Davey, Editor, Architectural
Neo-Modern: A New Spirit
Funded by the Edwin W. Carroll Centennial
Lectureship in Architecture
Tuesday, March 10
Michael Graves, Architect, Princeton,
Registration $5.00; students $3.00
Cosponsored with the Institute of Business
Design and the Austin Chapter,
American Institute of Architects
Wednesday, March 25
Ricardo Legorreta, Architect, Mexico
Contemporary Architecture Inspired by
Question-and-answer session in Spanish
Both Legorreta lectures cosponsored
with the Center for the Study of American
Architecture and the College of Liberal
Arts, and funded by the C. B. Smith,
Sr., Centennial Chair in U.S.-Mexico
March 1-April 12
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery
Texas Architecture: The State of the Art,
featuring recent works of architecture
Cosponsored by the Archer M. Huntington
Art Gallery and the Center for the
Study of American Architecture
April 10-May 8
Battle Hall Library
Third Biennial Faculty Exhibition, featuring
recent private and professional work
of the faculty of the UT Austin School of
All lectures are free to students, faculty
and the public, except for the Michael
Graves lecture, March 10, which has a
$5.00 registration fee, $3.00 for students.
For further information concerning
these lectures, contact Jane O'Neill,
School of Architecture, UT Austin, Austin,
TX 78712, 512/471-1922.
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