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Centuries of Hands: An Architectural History of St. Francis of Assisi Church and Its Missions, Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico

Hooker, Van Dorn; Santistevan, Corina A.

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ISBN 10: 0865342342 / ISBN 13: 9780865342347
Published by Sunstone Pr, 1996
Condition: Collectible: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Centuries of Hands: An Architectural History...

Publisher: Sunstone Pr

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Soft

Book Condition:Collectible: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Saint Francis of Assisi Church in Taos, New Mexico, is one of the most widely recognized buildings in the United States. It has been photographed by thousands of people who have visited it including professional photographers, and painted by scores of artists in various media. Its image has appeared in books, magazines, newspapers and travel brochures. But the church did not always look like it does today. Since its original construction in the early nineteenth century, it has gone through many remodelings. In the recent past, St. Francis of Assisi Church has been the focus of historic preservation by a devoted congregation and the priests who led them. Their united effort saved the church from serious deterioration and abandonment. An annual program of replastering with mud, in addition to repair and repainting are keeping the church in better condition than ever before. The writing of Centuries of Hands was inspired by this effort.

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Van Dorn Hooker, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, was the university architect for the University of New Mexico from 1963 until he retired in 1987. Prior to that he was a partner in the architectural firm of McHugh and Hooker, Bradley P. Kidder and Associates, Santa Fe, architects for many churches in New Mexico including Our Lady of Guadalupe in Santa Fe and St. James Episcopal Church in Taos. He has followed the restoration of St. Francis of Assisi Church since 1965 and his collection of notes and photographs made this volume possible.

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