AD EXchange: Book Talk & Signing with Carolyn Brown and Essayists

november, 2022

09nov5:30 pm7:00 pmAD EXchange: Book Talk & Signing with Carolyn Brown and Essayists


Event Details

Join the AD EX to celebrate the publication of Dallas: A Texas Star, a vivid illustration of what makes Dallas great.

About this event:

5:30 p.m. – Reception & Book Signing
6:00 p.m. – Photographer Talk

This program is free to attend, through the Greg Brown Memorial Your City Series Fund.

From an ancient Indian gathering place to an 1840s trading post to today’s dynamic, world-class metropolis, Dallas has always been a destination for men and women with big dreams and the determination to make them real. It’s a place known for its outsized fortunes and over-the-top fun. Dallas: A Texas Star celebrates that heritage and reveals the many fascinating faces of the city.

Rich with gorgeous full-color images by world-renowned photographer Carolyn Brown, a longtime Dallas resident, and supplemented by lively essays on many aspects of the city by some of its greatest leaders, Dallas is a lavish feast of words and pictures—and a vivid illustration of what makes Dallas great. It’s also a personal tour of the city, with photographs of every “must-see” attraction and familiar landmark in and around town, as well as off-the-beaten-path sites that may surprise even the savviest Dallasite.

Whether you’re a visitor to “Big D,” a lifelong resident, or a recent Texas transplant, Dallas: A Texas Star provides a warm welcome to the city—and a soaring testament to its elegance, diversity, and beauty. Simply put, it’s the ultimate book on Dallas.

Dallas: A Texas Star is available for purchase from the AD EX for $52. Pre-order your copy today! It makes a perfect holiday gift!

About Carolyn Brown:

Carolyn Brown’s work is an homage to some of the world’s most beautiful scenery, natural and man-made. She has traveled the world to photograph famous places but has found some of her favorite images in her own backyard. This is her fifth Dallas book. She regularly shows her work at Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas.

Contributors to the book:

  • James Donovan Introductory Essay “Dallas: Where Dreams Come True”
  • Foreword: Eric Johnson, Mayor of Dallas
  • Build: Anne Chow, Former Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Business
  • Create: Jeremy Strick, Director, Nasher Sculpture Center
  • Enrich: Veletta Forsythe-Lill, Hon. AIA, Civic Leader
  • Preserve: David Preziosi, Hon. AIA Dallas, Director, Texas Historical Foundation
  • Protect: Fair Park: Willis Winters, FAIA, Architect and Director Emeritus, Dallas Park and Recreation Department
  • Celebrate: Gina Norris, Director and Board Chair (2019-22), State Fair of Texas
  • Learn: Michael Hinojosa, Superintendent, Dallas Independent School District
  • Believe: William B. Lawrence, Professor Emeritus, American Church History, SMU
  • Enjoy: Calvert Collins-Bratton, President, District 13 Representative, Dallas Park and Recreation Board
  • Heal: Kern Wildenthal, Past President UT Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center Foundation
  • Afterword: Nancy McCoy, FAIA, Founding Principal, McCoy Collaborative Preservation Architecture
  • Epilogue: Amy Lewis Hofland, Director, Crow Collection of Asian Art


(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm