John Gaw Meem at Acoma: The Restoration of San Esteban del Rey Mission

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Kate Wingert-Playdon's narrative of the restoration of San Esteban del Rey Mission and the process behind it is the only detailed account of this milestone example of historic preservation, in which New Mexico's most famous architect, John Gaw Meem, played a major role.

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Overview

Kate Wingert-Playdon's narrative of the restoration of San Esteban del Rey Mission and the process behind it is the only detailed account of this milestone example of historic preservation, in which New Mexico's most famous architect, John Gaw Meem, played a major role.

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"This carefully detailed historical analysis reveals not only Meem's role in the restoration of Acoma but his interaction with the many others who played a part."
--Southwest Books of the Year

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826352095
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Wingert-Playdon is an associate professor and department chair of architecture, Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Her contribution to the preservation work on the San Esteban del Rey Mission was recognized through a 2003 New Mexico Heritage Preservation Award.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction Active Reading, Authenticity, Memory 1

Chapter 1 Background: A Work of Architecture and Its Contexts 15

Chapter 2 Building to Last: Church Roof, 1924 29

Chapter 3 Claiming Authorship: South Wall and South Tower, 1926 67

Chapter 4 Culture and Tourism: East Fa├žade and North Tower, 1927 105

Chapter 5 Patronage and Questioning of Intentions: Hiatus, 1928 144

Chapter 6 Aesthetics as a Form of Preservation: Tower Completion, 1929 161

Chapter 7 The Long Term at Acoma: Initiatives and Results of the Work in the 1920s 195

Chapter 8 An American Monument: Two Ways of Seeing the Mission 217

Afterword A Part of the Environment 235

Appendix Participants in the 1920s Preservation Project at Acoma 241

Notes 247

References 264

Index 272

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