Pino Shah, presently a resident of McAllen, Texas is the proud author of a new book Architecture of The Lower Rio Grande Valley: An Introduction: Pino Shah and Stephen Fox.

Through photographs, 'Architecture of the Lower Rio Grande Valley: An Introduction,' celebrates the architecture of the Texas-Mexico border region, its craftsmen, its cultures and its climate. The architectural images by Pino Shah provide a journey through 160 years of history and heritage, revealing the border’s built environment as filtered through diverse cultures: Mexican, Spanish, American, German, and French. The photographs highlight the distinctive styles -- Spanish and Mexican Colonial, border brick, Mid-century Modern, Pan American and 21st Century – found in the southernmost region of Texas. These architecturally significant buildings are often culturally and historically significant as well.

Pino Shah is a world heritage architecture and performing arts photographer based in McAllen, Texas and Ahmedabad, India. Stephen Fox is an architectural historian and Fellow of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas provided the narratives for photographs and acted as an architectural advisor to the project.

Please join us for Pino Shah signing event and the community partnership through a Barnes & Noble Bookfair benefitting United Way of South Texas! We will have handouts. Shop at Barnes and Noble Palms Crossing (3300 W. Expressway 83, Suite 1100, McAllen, Texas 78501) using the Bookfair voucher ID# 12298378, and United Way of South Texas (non-profit organization) will receive a percentage of the proceeds. The purchase of the book “Architecture of The Lower Rio Grande Valley: An Introduction: Pino Shah and

Stephen Fox” will help support the Bookfair for the non-profit of United Way of South Texas (BookfairID# 12298378).

Everyone is welcome to join us for this exciting event on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:30-4:30 PM.