My Beautiful City - Austin

by David Heymann | 978-0-9903714-0-3 | Release: 6 Nov 2014 | Hardback | $24.00 Book Title My beautiful City - Austin

My Beautiful City — Austin

About the book My Beautiful City Austin

In My Beautiful City Austin David Heymann crafts seven masterful tales of a young architect who fails again and again to dissuade his clients from their bad decisions. So the houses he designs aid and abet the ongoing erasure of Austin's ambrosial charm.

These sharp, humorous stories explore consequences of Austin's rediscovered allure. Fueled by the dubious intentions of its inhabitants, this is a town growing madly while ignoring the pain of a thousand small cuts.

Book Reviews

Stephen Harrigan, author, The Gates of the Alamo

"An opinionated, observant, and unexpected little book. The architectural eye that David Heymann trains on Austin and its landscape provides a sharp new view of a beloved city and its vulnerable soul."

Nancy Levinson, editor, PLACES

"David Heymann´s portrait of Austin yesterday and today is tender, funny, keen and merciless. My Beautiful City Austin is a marvelous book."

Michael Sorkin, architect, author, Twenty Minutes in Manhattan

"How infuriating to discover that David Heymann is not simply a wonderful architect but a marvelous writer. Although he claims this book is fiction, it is lambent with truth about building and its culture. I downed the delicious—and hilarious—thing at a sitting. So should you."

ISBN Binding Pages Retail
978-0-9903714-0-3 Hardback 172 $24.00 Book Title My beautiful City - Austin

Publication date: 6 Nov 2014, 172 pages; 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h) x .56 (d); 14 ounces; Hardback; #80 Italian—Garda Silk Text Stock Paper; Foil Stamped Sierra covers with #100 Gloss Lam Dust Jacket. A Gorgeous Book!

Author Bio & Data

David Heymann is an award-winning architect and the Harwell Hamilton Harris Regents Professor in Architecture at the University of Texas, Austin. His interest is in what people want from nature.

The focus of Heymann´s writing, research, and practice is the relationship of buildings (and other constructions) and landscapes, particularly natural landscapes. He writes a column for Places.

My Beautiful City Austin is his first work of fiction.