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By Lawrence W. Speck
University of Texas Press, Austin, 1986

This richly illustrated book with photographs by Richard Payne documents 20 culturally significant buildings in Texas that range from the 18th century missions in San Antonio to skyscrapers and museums of the late 20th century. The commentaries on these buildings emphasize the cultural forces that shaped their architecture and the impact they have had on creating the character of the state.

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By Lawrence W. Speck
Edizioni Press, New York, 2007

This monograph documents Larry Speck’s ideas and built work over a twenty-year period from 1985 to 2005. It is a heartfelt manifesto documenting his values and beliefs and a visually rich portfolio of his architectural work. Its point is to connect theory and practice and to demonstrate the link between ideas and artifacts.

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