Marfa Modern

Author: Helen Thompson
Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC
ISBN: 1580934730
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This book provides a glimpse at twenty-one houses in and around Marfa, Texas to examine creative life and design.

Giant

Author: Don Graham
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466867973
Size: 50.26 MB
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A larger-than-life narrative of the making of the classic film, marking the rise of America as a superpower, the ascent of Hollywood celebrity, and the flowering of Texas culture as mythology. Featuring James Dean, Rock Hudson, and Elizabeth Taylor, Giant is an epic film of fame and materialism, based around the discovery of oil at Spindletop and the establishment of the King Ranch of south Texas. Isolating his star cast in the wilds of West Texas, director George Stevens brought together a volatile mix of egos, insecurities, sexual proclivities, and talent. Stevens knew he was overwhelmed with Hudson’s promiscuity, Taylor’s high diva-dom, and Dean’s egotistical eccentricity. Yet he coaxed performances out of them that made cinematic history, winning Stevens the Academy Award for Best Director and garnering nine other nominations, including a nomination for Best Actor for James Dean, who died before the film was finished. In this compelling and impeccably researched narrative history of the making of the film, Don Graham chronicles the stories of Stevens, whose trauma in World War II intensified his ambition to make films that would tell the story of America; Edna Ferber, a considerable literary celebrity, who meets her match in the imposing Robert Kleberg, proprietor of the vast King Ranch; and Glenn McCarthy, an American oil tycoon; and Errol Flynn lookalike with a taste for Hollywood. Drawing on archival sources Graham’s Giant is a comprehensive depiction of the film’s production showing readers how reality became fiction and fiction became cinema.

John Pawson

Author: John Pawson
Publisher: Gustavo Gili
ISBN:
Size: 39.41 MB
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This series explores architecture; furniture; and interior, graphic, and industrial design with the intention of reflecting the wealth and diversity found in the extensive panorama of contemporary design. Featured designers are chosen on the basis of their originality and their accomplishments. Each book starts with an introductory essay by a well-known critic or designer. The designers themselves stylize the presentation and decide what material will be included -- therefore presenting not only a reference text, but also exhibiting another aspect of the designer's creative vision.

Encyclopedia Of The Great Plains

Author: David J. Wishart
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803247871
Size: 68.58 MB
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"Wishart and the staff of the Center for Great Plains Studies have compiled a wide-ranging (pun intended) encyclopedia of this important region. Their objective was to 'give definition to a region that has traditionally been poorly defined,' and they have

The Alcalde

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As the magazine of the Texas Exes, The Alcalde has united alumni and friends of The University of Texas at Austin for nearly 100 years. The Alcalde serves as an intellectual crossroads where UT's luminaries - artists, engineers, executives, musicians, attorneys, journalists, lawmakers, and professors among them - meet bimonthly to exchange ideas. Its pages also offer a place for Texas Exes to swap stories and share memories of Austin and their alma mater. The magazine's unique name is Spanish for "mayor" or "chief magistrate"; the nickname of the governor who signed UT into existence was "The Old Alcalde."

Soaring

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