qIn addition to identifying design sources actually used in Texas, Culbertson provides personal background information on several of the original owners, many of whom were prosperous and respected members of their communities. By providing such contextual information about the houses and their owners, Culbertson shows that using designs published in magazines and catalogues was socially and culturally acceptable during this period.q qThe book closes with an in-depth look at the use of published designs in one particular community, Waxahachie, and the place of these houses within the community and in the lives of their original owners.q--BOOK JACKET.MAIL-ORDER HOUSE CATALOGUES AND MAGAZINES The plans. . . for your house are progressing finely and [we] think you will be very much pleased with them. We will ship to you next week. aPalliser, Palliser and Co., New York, to T.
|Title||:||Texas Houses Built by the Book|
|Publisher||:||Texas A&M University Press - 1999|