Posted 09/01/10

Moving Forward at Bayou Bend

Houstonians take pride in the notion that traditional Texan values germinated along the eastern seaboard during the Revolutionary era, migrated to the independent Republic of Texas in 1836, and then settled in.

Posted 09/01/10

The life and jewelry of Gustav Manz

The name Gustav Manz is virtually unknown today, but during his lifetime he was highly esteemed in the American jewelry industry.What happened?

Posted 07/01/10

History in towns: Bristol Rhode Island

Contumacious individualists, Rhode Island’s settlers did not often organize formal settlements on the Puritan model; Bristol is the finest exception. If it today retains so much of its character and scale, it is because the geometric logic of its plan remained appropriate. Thames Street served the physical functions of theharbor, Hope the commercial, and High the civic. The result is one of the most enduring and successful essays of Puritan town planning, here in a maritime setting.—William H. Jordy1

Posted 07/01/10

Los Angeles Folk

Two collectors of Americana run against their city’s modernist grain

Posted 07/01/10

Alice Neel and Carlos Enriques: Starting out in the twenties

The brief marriage and long careers of Alice Neel and Carlos Enríquez illustrate the complex forces at work in the forging of an individual style

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