The Galveston That Was
Architecture
8.5 x 11, 248 pp.
107 duotone photos. 17 drawings.
Pub Date: 12/14/2014
Sara and John Lindsey Series in the Arts and Humanities
  flexbound (with flaps)
Price:        $38.00

978-1-62349-247-2

Published by Texas A&M University Press

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The Galveston That Was

By Howard Barnstone
Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Ezra Stoller
Afterword by Peter Brink

“Of all the books about Galveston, one of the best continues to be architect Howard Barnstone’s The Galveston That Was, published many years ago. This poignant and vivid record of the great mansions and public buildings of the historic island city by the late Houston architect is credited as being a catalyst in the preservation and restoration movement in Galveston.”—Houston Chronicle“This beautiful picture book about nineteenth-century Galveston architecture is also a book about how Galveston’s historic buildings were saved.”—Historic Preservation“The compelling power of The Galveston That Was comes from both Barnstone’s text and the photographs by Cartier-Bresson and Stoller. . . . The Galveston That Was probes the present on the same level as the past. It disquiets and unsettles us, asking us to establish ourselves, wherever we are, by building what we care about and caring about what we build.”—Bloomsbury Review

HOWARD BARNSTONE was a visiting critic at Yale University’s School of Architecture and a professor in the College of Architecture at the University of Houston. HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON is considered one of the major artists of the twentieth century, having covered many of the world’s biggest events, from the Spanish Civil War to the French uprisings in 1968. His photography has been featured in major exhibits around the world. EZRA STOLLER was a distinguished architectural photographer whose work is included in museum collections around the world.

What Readers Are Saying:

“This coffee table sized book contains countless beautiful photos and the fascinating histories of the great buildings that made Galveston and Texas what they are today.”--TopCountryMusic.com

“Of all the books about Galveston, one of the best continues to be architect Howard Barnstone’s The Galveston That Was, published 28 years ago. This poignant and vivid record of the great mansions and public buildings of the historic island city by the late Houston architect is credited as being a catalyst in the preservation and restoration movement in Galveston.”--Houston Chronicle

“This beautiful picture book about nineteenth-century Galveston architecture is also a book about how Galveston’s historic buildings were saved.”--Historic Preservation

“The compelling power of The Galveston That Was comes from both Barnstone’s text and the photographs by Cartier-Bresson and Stoller. . . . The Galveston That Was probes the present on the same level as the past. It disquiets and unsettles us, asking us to establish ourselves, wherever we are, by building what we care about and caring about what we build.”--Bloomsbury Review

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