VIRTUAL: Making Houston Modern: The Life and Architecture of Howard Barnstone

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 6:30pm

Brazos Bookstore will be the booksellers for the Architecture Center of Houston, Houston Mod, and Preservation Houston for this event.

This event will take place virtually. Register here.

Complex, controversial, and prolific, Howard Barnstone was a central figure in the world of twentieth-century modern architecture. Recognized as Houston’s foremost modern architect in the 1950s, Barnstone came to prominence for his designs with partner Preston M. Bolton, which transposed the rigorous and austere architectural practices of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to the hot, steamy coastal plain of Texas.

Making Houston Modern explores the provocative architect’s life and work, not only through the lens of his architectural practice, but also by delving into his personal life, class identity, and connections to the artists, critics, collectors, and museum directors who forged Houston’s distinctive culture in the postwar era.

Join Barrie Scardino Bradley, Stephen Fox, and Michelangelo Sabatino for an online conversation and look at their recently published book, Making Houston Modern: The Life and Architecture of Howard Barnstone (University of Texas Press). The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the authors.

Online registration closes Monday, September 14, 2020.

Making Houston Modern: The Life and Architecture of Howard Barnstone By Barrie Scardino Bradley (Editor), Stephen Fox (Editor), Michelangelo Sabatino (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781477320556
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: University of Texas Press - August 4th, 2020