Texas Deco: Constructing a Modern Identity in the Lone Star State
This online presentation will explore how Texas began to shed its rural agrarian past and develop an economy based on manufacturing, shipping, and oil in the 1920s and 30s. We will see how state and city leaders worked to build an appropriately modern image for the Lone Star State—and to our delight, Art Deco proved the ideal design language!
Get your ticket today to see how Texas built Deco skyscrapers, courthouses, and railroad stations; modernistic schools and hospitals went up in smaller towns; and a statewide movement to mark the centennial of Texas independence from Mexico resulted in the construction of Fair Park in Dallas, which today is one of the world’s only surviving 1930s-era exposition grounds.
During their web-based illustrated presentation, David Bush and Jim Parsons will discuss some of the state’s most stunning modernistic designs and how architects regionalized national and international design movements deep in the heart of Texas.
Even though this event is online, it will include a live PowerPoint—with wonderful images that you will be able to see directly on your computer screen, tablet, or mobile device––as well as a Q&A session with participants.
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