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Frontier Spirit: Early Churches of the Southwest

Hall, Douglas Kent

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ISBN 10: 0896599140 / ISBN 13: 9780896599147
Published by Abbeville, NY, 1990
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Title: Frontier Spirit: Early Churches of the ...

Publisher: Abbeville, NY

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Clothbound Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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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.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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