Dallas Iconography

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By Barry Doyle

Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ABOUT Barry Doyle

Barry Doyle



"Captures the special qualities of this sophisticated metropolis: twenty-first-century energy combined with spirited Texas tradition. The city has never looked more beautiful . . . a wonderful addition to a personal library or coffee table, the perfect gift for anyone interested in seeing Dallas through a master photographer's lens." -Lea Lane, author, Solo Traveler: Tales and Tips for Great Trips From the gleaming facades of Fountain Place and the towering purple Plaza Tower to the always-intriguing Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas teems with unforgettable sights. Photographer Barry B. Doyle expertly captures the many sides of this city, making this elaborate guidebook an indispensable tome for Texans and tourists alike. Doyle divides the book into a series of "scapes," with each one devoted to a particular theme. He covers the architectural aspect of the city, including photographs of the Old Red Courthouse and Victory Plaza at American Airlines Center arena, which is home to the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars. Doyle, exploring the art scene, features an image of the largest equestrian sculpture in the world, Mustangs of Las Colinas, located in Williams Square. The energy of the State Fair of Texas, vibrant flora from the Dallas Arboretum, and exotic animals from the Dallas Zoo are also included in this magnificent volume. Doyle provides a map to assist readers in locating each of the more than fifty mentioned sites. Notes, offering fun facts, and Web site links are resources for additional information. With stunning photographs, this tourist's treasure is an exceptional way to discover the city of Dallas. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Photographer Barry B. Doyle is a former member of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau Lone Star Customer Advisory Board. His community involvement and devotion to his family, earned him the honor of Volunteer of the Year, by the Dallas Independent School District in 2004. After earning a B.A. from Wheaton College in Illinois, Doyle moved to Dallas with his wife, where he enjoys cooking, blogging, and exploring the amenities of the city.