Dallas-Fort Worth Deco
Coming Summer 2017 from TCU Press
Vivid imagery and original research are the hallmarks of Dallas-Fort Worth Deco, the latest in Jim Parsons and David Bush’s series of books documenting Art Deco and Art Moderne design in the Lone Star State. The lavishly illustrated volume examines a vibrant architectural heritage spanning legendary eras in American history, from the Roaring Twenties through the Great Depression to World War II.
Dallas-Fort Worth Deco explores the full range of modernistic building styles and some of the uniquely Texan influences that shaped the growing cities of North Texas. Classic zigzag skyscrapers promoted by Fort Worth boosters and Dallas businessmen, Art Deco storefronts in the booming towns of the great East Texas oilfield, and streamlined facilities inspired by innovations in transportation and communications all have a place in this book.
Dallas-Fort Worth Deco looks not only at whole buildings, but also at their finely crafted details. Using a mix of original and historical photographs, this lavishly illustrated book promotes an appreciation of Main Street movie theaters, innovative suburban homes, and even a surprising collection of modernistic soft drink bottling plants. DFW Deco also documents the federal programs that helped build exceptional courthouses, schools, and post offices from small towns to big cities.