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California mission architecture : a survey and sourcebook

Author: Jock Sewall
Publisher: Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing Ltd, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The California missions are the cathedrals of the New World. They were built under the direction of the adventurous padres who braved the hardships of the New World and organized an existing agrarian culture to produce viable military, commercial, and religious centers. Even though created with primitive means from mud and wood, these structures were elegant and represented the taste and culture of the Spanish  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jock Sewall
ISBN: 9780764342004 0764342002
OCLC Number: 850909057
Description: 368 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 x 31 cm
Contents: Sources and precedents for the missions in the Mediterranean world : The atrium plan: fresh air and sunshine ; The role of the arch ; The arch as a byzantine design element ; The influence of Native American design on Spanish mission architecture ; Pueblo Indian and Yucatan churches predating California mission architecture ; Arcaded porch with a window wall above ; Renaissance design influenced the missions design which carried forward to today ; Spanish Renaissance eighteenth-century influence on mission design ; Mission influence on American architecture ; Mission-style, residential architecture at its peak ; Mission architecture had a widespread influence which peaked in the 1920s --
Characteristics of mission-style architecture / Rexford Newcomb --
Architectural details characteristic of the mission style --
Mission development overview : Mission timeline ; Biographies of early mission padres: Fr. Serra, Fr. Lasuén ; Missions founded by Fr. Lasuén --
Missions of Alta California : San Diego de Alcalá ; San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo ; San Antonio de Padua ; San Gabriel Arcángel ; San Luis Obispo de Tolosa ; San Francisco de Asís ; San Juan Capistrano ; Santa Clara de Asís ; San Buenaventura ; Santa Barbara Virgen y Martir ; La Purísima Concepción de Maria Santísima ; La Exaltación de la Santa Cruz ; Nuestra Señora de la Soledad ; Mission del Gloriosísimo Patriarca San José ; San Juan Bautista ; San Miguel Archángel ; San Fernando Rey de España ; San Luis Rey de Francia ; Santa Inés Virgen y Martir ; San Rafael Arcángel ; San Francisco Solano --
Old California adobes : El Molino Viejo, San Marino ; El Presidio Reál de Santa Barbara ; Casa de la Guerra, Santa Barbara ; Presidio Reál de San Carlos de Monterey ; Customhouse, Monterey ; El Presidio Reál de San Diego --
Mission architectural elements : Bell towers, entry, elevations, naves, choir lofts ; windows, doors, hardware --
The mission in historic art : Vischer, Ford, Deakin, Borein, Watkins --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Jock M. Sewall, A.I.A.

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The California missions are the cathedrals of the New World. They were built under the direction of the adventurous padres who braved the hardships of the New World and organized an existing agrarian culture to produce viable military, commercial, and religious centers. Even though created with primitive means from mud and wood, these structures were elegant and represented the taste and culture of the Spanish empire at its height. With nearly 800 photos and plans, this book visually documents rustic, elegant features, artistic details, and general architectural significance of each of the twenty-one missions. Searching for the roots of mission architecture, this comprehensive study starts by looking at precedents including Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Renaissance, and Native American influences. From there the book delves into how the missions influenced later American architecture, followed by specific characteristics of the style and a mission-by-mission overview. Complete with details on elevations, lighting fixtures, doorways, and more, this is an ideal book for anyone seeking architectural inspiration.

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