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The Country Houses of John F. Staub.
STAUB. Fox, Stephen.
The Country Houses of John F. Staub.
In the early 1920s, architect John F. Staub came to the burgeoning city of Houston as an assistant to nationally prominent architect Harrie T. Lindeberg. Over four decades, Staub designed grand houses in such communities as Shadyside, Broadacres, and, perhaps most notably, River Oaks. His clients included the Hoggs, for whom he created Bayou Bend; the Mastersons, his clients for Rienzi; and members of the Wiess, Cullen, Farish, Welder, Fay, and Elkins families. This ambitious study of Staub's work by architectural historian Stephen Fox goes beyond a description of Staub's houses. Fox analyzes the roles of space, structure, and decoration in creating, defining, and maintaining social class structures and expectations and shows how Staub was able to incorporate these elements and understandings into the elegant buildings he designed for his clients.

Category: Architecture, Monographs
Binding: Cl
Pages: 390 pp
Publisher: Texas A&M
Year: 2007
ISBN: 9781585445950
Book Id: 78446

Price: $75.00

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