Winner, San Antonio Conservation Society Citation, 2011Good Brick Award, Greater Houston Preservation Alliance, 2011Julia Ideson Award, Friends of the Texas Room, 2011 Driven by an almost fanatical desire for whatever is new, "modern," and likely to make money, Houston is constantly in the process of remaking itself. Few structures remain from the nineteenth century, and even much of the twentieth-century built environment has fallen before the wrecking ball of "progress." Indeed, the demolition of older buildings in Houston can be compared to the destruction of cityscapes such as Berlin, Warsaw, and Tokyo in World War II. But because this wholesale restructuring of Houston's built environment has happened in peacetime, historically minded people have only recently sounded an alarm over what is being lost and the toll this destruction is taking on Houstonians' sense of place. Houston Lost and Unbuilt presents an extensive catalogue of twentieth-century public and commercial buildings that have been lost forever, as well as an intriguing selection of buildings that never made it off the drawing board. Hardback, book is sound. Dustcover is in very good condition with slight creasing on the top and bottom spine edges and the inside fly leaf parts of the dustcover . The book is red clothbound with silver embossed lettering along the spine. Apart from slight bumping on the top spine edge the book is in excellent 'unread' condition with all the pages inside being clean and unmarked .