Apr 6th 2015

Michelangelo Sabatino's Article in Journal Arris

Howard Barnstone architect, Repainting of Menil Properties Houses. Photo Credit: Ben Hill Photography

CoA PhD director Michelangelo Sabatino and architectural historian Stephen Fox published an article titled "Howard Barnstone: Mid-Twentieth Century Architecture in Houston and the Crises of American Liberalism" in Arris – Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.

The buildings of the Houston architect Howard Barnstone (1923-1987) coincide with the apex of American liberalism during the postwar decades of the twentieth century. The article examines Barnstone’s houses and institutional buildings and reveals how they mirrored postwar liberal identity and subject positions as well as subsequent adjustments to those positions as contradictions in the liberal project emerged.