The California missions

by Mendoza, Rubén G., 1956-

Format: Print Book 2018
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction F862.M46 2018x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  F862.M46 2018x
Magical spaces rich in history, the missions of California, featured here in all-new photography, invite reverie and hint of romance.

The twenty-one missions of California, from San Diego to San Francisco Solano, are historic treasures and sites of pilgrimage for visitors from the world over. Intrinsically beautiful structures typically built of adobe brick and wood, adorned with towers, domes, whitewashed stucco, often surrounded by lush gardens, the missions are at the very heart of California.

Established by Spanish padres, built by Native Californians, and preserved and restored by historians and architects, California's missions are unique monuments to the region's early American Indian and European histories. This colorful, informative exploration of all twenty-one missions, each with its own rich story to tell, journeys along the historic Camino Real, from Mission Dolores with its flower-strewn courtyard gardens, in San Francisco, to San Juan Capistrano, famous for the swallows that flock to its inviting grounds. With lush photography that captures the missions' details so splendidly, this is the perfect book for mission visitors and lovers of their strong and simple forms.
part 1. Prelude to the Californias
part 2. First foundings
part 3. Inland missions
part 4. Missions of the Seraphic Father
part 5. Serra's channel missions
part 6. Holy cross and the mission of solitude
part 7. Lasuén's legacy
part 8. The end of an era.

Additional Information
Subjects Franciscans -- Missions -- California -- History.
Missions, Spanish -- California -- History.
Missions, Spanish -- California -- Pictorial works.
Spanish mission buildings -- California -- History.
Spanish mission buildings -- California -- Pictorial works.
California -- History -- To 1846.
Publisher New York :2018
Contributors Levick, Melba, photographer.
Language English
Notes Missions contact information (page 254).
Description 256 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 255).
ISBN 9780847861514
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