THE CALIFORNIA MISSIONS - SIGNED BY MELBA LEVICK AND RUBEN G. MENDOZA
Mendoza, Ruben G. Photographs by Melba Levick. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 2018. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Architecture Monograph. As New/As New. 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 indigenous and European histories. This colorful, informative exploration of all twenty-one sites, 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.
About the Authors: Melba Levick is a widely published and exhibited photographer who lives and works in Paris, California, and Spain. She has co-authored or contributed to numerous books published by Rizzoli. Ruben G. Mendoza is an archaeologist, author, photographer, and founding faculty member of California State University, Monterey Bay.
PLEASE NOTE: Copies of "The California Missions" will be signed by Ms. Levick and Mr. Mendoza at Arcana on Sunday, April 15th and shipped starting on Tuesday, April 17th. 978-0847861514 Inventory Number: E000MLCM