Painting the Town Orange:: The Stories Behind Houston's Visionary Art Environments (Landmarks) (Paperback)

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Houston's sprawl has come with controversy, but it has created a blank canvas for the public art community. It all started in the Telephone Road Place subdivision, where retired mail carrier Jefferson Davis McKissack built the Orange Show, an extraordinary and eccentric monument to self-reliance, hard work and, yes, the fruit itself. McKissack's installation spawned more of its kind in the Bayou City, like the Beer Can House, the Flower Man's House, Pigdom--one woman's shrine to swine"--and a flourishing art scene committed to preserving Houston's art environments. Author Pete Gershon tells the stories of these sites, their creators and the members of Houston's unique art community, all set against the backdrop of the city's quirky history..
Product Details
ISBN: 9781626194397
ISBN-10: 1626194394
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: February 18th, 2014
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Landmarks