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Tuesday, February 17 at 7PM
speaking & signing
My Beautiful City Austin
Austin's allure and its explosive growth are at the center of the pointed and funny stories inMy Beautiful City Austin, David Heymann's first book of fiction. The narrator, a young architect starting his own practice, struggles to understand why his clients want what they want — a retiring couple needs an immense home in the middle of nature, a progressive couple wants a regressive house, a young family intends to build a castle — and why they want those things here. He fails repeatedly to dissuade them from their bad decisions. Author Stephen Harrigan (The Gates of the Alamo) describes My Beautiful City Austin as 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."
ABOUT DAVID HEYMANN
David Heymann is an architect, contributing writer for Places Journal, and a University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor. He is interested in what people want from nature. Heymann has been a writer in residence at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston's Dora Maar House, the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center, and the Bogliasco Foundation Liguria Study Center; a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome; and a participant in The Arctic Circle program. His architectural work has been variously published and recognized with design honors, including selection for Emerging Voices by the Architectural League of New York.
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