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Describes the history of old Spanish churches in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California, and discusses how they were built
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This work captures the poignant elegance of North America's first religious architecture--the Franciscan adobe churches of New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and the great mission chain in California. These monuments of "freehand architecture" were constructed in a rugged environment by priests and Indians (largely women and children) with few traditional building materials. Two hundred photographs (100 in color) accompany Hall's historic and anecdote-laden text. Inside, the visual splendor and passion of local santeros , the painters and sculptors of religious images, are highlighted. Recommended for southwestern, architectural, and Hispanic folk art and life collections.
- Russell T. Clement, Brigham Young Univ. Lib., Provo, Ut.
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Book Description Abbeville Pr, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110896599140
Book Description Abbeville Pr, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0896599140
Book Description Abbeville, NY, 1990. Clothbound Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. NEW BOOK and DJ, both in superior condition, and with new Mylar protection. // Clothbound hardcover, 216 pages, elaborately illustrated. // The tiniest red dot on bottom page-edges, almost invisible. //. Seller Inventory # 008908