Holiday Catalog: Texas

Bluebird, Bluebird Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316363297
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Published: Mulholland Books - September 12th, 2017

The new standalone thriller from Houston native Attica Locke! BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD follows a Texas Ranger's attempt to solve a double murder in the deep racial divides of East Texas. But what starts out looking like a crime of passion ends up spiraling into a conflagration that threatens to consume the entire town. A pitch-perfect Texas crime story for anyone who enjoys a balance of page-turning thrills and literary merit.

From Rendering to Reality: The Story of Buffalo Bayou Park Cover Image
ISBN: 9781623496104
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Published: Buffalo Bayou Partnership - June 22nd, 2017

Houstonians know, Buffalo Bayou Park is one of the nation's great achievements in public space. This mix of beautiful photography and loving text, assembled by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership itself, is a glorious tribute to this space, but in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, it becomes something even greater: a memory of what once was before the waters rose, and a testament to what the bayou will become again in the future. Not only about the park, this book is a document of the enduring strength of Houston.

Hometown Texas Cover Image
By Peter Brown (Photographer), Joe Holley (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
ISBN: 9781595348074
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Published: Maverick Books - November 7th, 2017

A beautiful book from two Houstonians! HOMETOWN TEXAS offers regional profiles of smalltown Texas life by combining Brown's photography and locals' stories as told through Holley's writing. This book is a shameless celebration of what it means to be a Texan. A great gift for anyone proud of their Lone Star State heritage, worthy of display on any coffee table (including your own).

Produced by Rice professor Geoff Winningham's Pozos Project, this beautiful collection of Houston photographs has a unique angle: all were taken by school children. Yet the aesthetic quality of this work is beyond reproach, and the views of Houston--a mix of expected (the bayous) and eclectic (shopping centers and sprawl)--creates a portrait of a city in flux as seen by its youngest residents. Perfect for anyone who loves Houston and wants to see it anew!

Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307961402
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 10th, 2017

Texas, we all know, is large, with an even larger history, replete with the romance and pain of expansion in equal measure. Hodge's TEXAS BLOOD is a definite, yet personal, portrait of the borderlands through seven generations of his own family, written with the humanity of the best fiction. Fans of Texana will adore this book.

Texas Modern: Redefining Houses in the Lone Star State Cover Image
By Hannah Jenkins (Editor)
ISBN: 9781864707311
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Published: Images Publishing Group - November 10th, 2017

What defines Texas architecture? Is it ranch- and farmhouses on the plains? Not according to this beautiful new volume, which highlights the greatest achievements in modern, often urban architecture across all of Texas. Full of gorgeous photographs and compelling portraits of architects and the people who live in their homes, this book will be beloved by experts and people just looking for a beautiful accessory for their coffee table.

Willie Nelson: American Icon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781454926191
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Published: Sterling - October 3rd, 2017

Come on, now: who doesn't like Willie Nelson? An icon not only for his music but also his activism, Nelson's entire career is recounted in this gorgeous photographic portrait assembled by renowned music journalist Vaughan. Nelson's appeal spans generations, and this book is art object as tribute. Not many musicians, no matter how durable, demand this kind of archival treatment.

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