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The Resource A sense of mission : historic churches of the Southwest, photography by David Wakely ; text by Thomas A. Drain ; foreword by N. Scott Momaday

A sense of mission : historic churches of the Southwest, photography by David Wakely ; text by Thomas A. Drain ; foreword by N. Scott Momaday

Label
A sense of mission : historic churches of the Southwest
Title
A sense of mission
Title remainder
historic churches of the Southwest
Statement of responsibility
photography by David Wakely ; text by Thomas A. Drain ; foreword by N. Scott Momaday
Creator
Contributor
Photographer
Writer of added text
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Spanish missions of the United States are the unique legacy of two very different cultures. Conceived as an expression of the Catholic faith of the European conquerors, they were built and maintained by native Americans who often incorporated their own traditions. A Sense of Mission: Historic Churches of the Southwest presents twenty-nine of the most visually beautiful and historically important churches in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Southern California. Photographer David Wakely and writer Thomas A. Drain capture the fascinating architectural details, religious significance and cultural diversity of these churches, which were built - and sometimes rebuilt - during the past 300 years. More than 150 color photographs and detailed captions reveal the striking, distinctive exteriors of the churches set against the landscape of the Southwest, as well as the textures and vivid colors of the interiors. In his foreword, novelist and poet N. Scott Momaday provides a native American perspective on the missions as sacred buildings. A visitor information guide, maps an annotated reading list, and an index to religious and architectural references make this handsome volume a practical guidebook as well as an inviting art book -- Book flap
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
726/.5/0979
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F797
LC item number
.W34 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Label
A sense of mission : historic churches of the Southwest, photography by David Wakely ; text by Thomas A. Drain ; foreword by N. Scott Momaday
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 130) and index
Control code
28293804
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
ix, 132 pages
Isbn
9780811804042
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
93005122
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1994. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 3-4 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
A sense of mission : historic churches of the Southwest, photography by David Wakely ; text by Thomas A. Drain ; foreword by N. Scott Momaday
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 130) and index
Control code
28293804
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
ix, 132 pages
Isbn
9780811804042
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
93005122
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1994. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 3-4 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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