High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Bruce Boa (10 July 1930 17 April 2004) was a Canadian actor, who found success playing the token North American in British films and television. His most prominent film role is probably the Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back, in which he played the Rebel Alliance General Rieekan. Other film credits include: The Omen, Superman, Carry On Emmannuelle, Octopussy, Return to Oz, Full Metal Jacket, and Screamers.
'In the early twentieth century, the Texas Hill Country-the geographic area wet of Austin and northwest of San Antonio-and Central Texas were aesthetically enhanced with an architectural style that was somewhat borrowed, mostly new. Architects used classical and exotic inspiration, from the Greeks and Romans to the Moors and Spanish, to create what became known as Art Deco.' 'Hill Country Deco illustrates the history and evolution of the Art Deco, Art Moderne, and WPA Deco styles in Central Texas. The sweeping curves of the Alameda Theater in San Antonio exhibit over-the-top Art Moderne styling. Austin's U.S. Court House incorporates the refined lines of Depression-era WPA Deco, and the San Antonio Express News Building exemplifies the classic style of what most people today call Art Deco.' 'The authors examine and record the artistic elements and economic purposes of each building in the book, offering insights into architectural preservation while providing an appreciative view of sometimes over-lookedcorners of Central Texas. Unsympathetic remodeling or neglect have left some buildings obscured and hardly recognizable, while others have had their Deco designs maintained or restored as a new appreciation of the style has emerged.' 'Hill Country deco explores how the rich history of these structures intersects with progressive notions of historic preservation. David Bush's and Jim Parsons' images clearly capture the lines and angles of Art Deco and document extant buildings or ones that were significantly altered from their original forms. Both authors are staff members with Greater Houston Preservation Alliance. Their knowledge of classic architectural style furthers the reader's understanding of Art Deco design and its influence, especially in the Hill Country.'--BOOK JACKET.