Presidio, Mission, and Pueblo: Spanish Architecture and Urbanism in the United States

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James Early’s new book is the first comprehensive account of Spanish architecture and urbanism in the United States. Lavishly illustrated, this encyclopedic volume covers the whole of the old Spanish borderlands—Florida, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California—and examines structures ranging from a great stone fort in St. Augustine to the buildings which faced the plaza in the French Quarter of New Orleans to the pueblo-style churches of New Mexico and mason-designed stone churches of Texas, Arizona, and California. Early provides not only meticulously researched information on the architectural heritage of the borderlands, but also provides its political, social, and economic context in the period from when urbanism began with a town on what became the Georgia coast in 1526 up to 1846 when American troops took over Santa Fe and Los Angeles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870744822
  • Publisher: Southern Methodist University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

JAMES EARLY is professor emeritus of English at Southern Methodist University. His previous architectural works include Romanticism and American Architecture and The Architecture of Colonial Mexico. He is currently doing research for a book on the architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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Table of Contents

I Spanish Settlement and Construction in North America 1
II Florida 11
III New Mexico 46
IV Texas 96
V Louisiana 122
VI Arizona 137
VII California 154
VIII Hispanic Architecture in the United States after 1846 209
Plates 213
Notes 229
Glossary 233
Bibliography 235
Index 246
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