An opinionated, observant, and unexpected little book. The architectural eye that David Heymann trains on Austin and its landscape provides a sharp new view of a beloved city and its vulnerable soul.
— Stephen Harrigan, author, The Gates of the Alamo
David Heymann’s portrait of Austin yesterday and today is tender, funny, keen and merciless. My Beautiful City Austin is a marvelous book.
— Nancy Levinson, editor, PLACES
How infuriating to discover that David Heymann is not simply a wonderful architect but a marvelous writer. Although he claims this book is fiction, it is lambent with truth about building and its culture. I downed the delicious —and hilarious — thing at a sitting. So should you.
— Michael Sorkin, architect, author, Twenty Minutes in Manhattan