San Antonio Portrait

San Antonio Portrait

by Mike Osborne
     
 

Celebrate the charm of one of America's most distinctive cities as it unfolds in dramatic photographs in San Antonio Portrait. Mike Osborne's camera captures the architectural and festive spirits of Spain and Mexico that have pervaded the city for nearly three centuries, as he takes a fresh look at treasured historic landmarks and at exciting contemporary additions

Overview

Celebrate the charm of one of America's most distinctive cities as it unfolds in dramatic photographs in San Antonio Portrait. Mike Osborne's camera captures the architectural and festive spirits of Spain and Mexico that have pervaded the city for nearly three centuries, as he takes a fresh look at treasured historic landmarks and at exciting contemporary additions to the scene. Following an illustrated historical foreword by noted historian T. R. Fehrenbach, the photos are placed in perspective in four brief section introductions and concisely explained in captions. Many of the city's favorite places and some of its most festive events will be recognized quickly. Others may take a bit longer. From courthouse to convent, charro to mariachi, mission church to university chapel, shopping mall to River Walk, San Antonio Portrait unveils an intriguing city that most people have never quite seen. This lavishly illustrated, technically excellent book is destined to remain on coffee tables and in home libraries for years to come

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893271326
Publisher:
Maverick Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/15/2004
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.32(w) x 12.32(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

San Antonio native Mike Osborne specializes in architecture and interiors as a professional photographer in San Antonio and Austin. He studied photography at Stanford University and at the University of Texas at Austin. More recently he has been a Fulbright fellow in Taiwan and a resident artist at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany. His architectural photographs have appeared in numerous national and international publications.

T. R. Fehrenbach, author of the foreword, has written, among other nationally-acclaimed books, the classic Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans.

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