Religious Architecture and Indian Artisans in Colonial Mexico
By Samuel Edgerton
Photographs by Jorge Pérez de Lara
$24.95 Hardcover 978-0-8263-2256-2 May 2001
Missionary friars arrived in New Spain in 1521 and related their own European architectural and visual arts styles to the tastes and expectations of native Indians, conceiving of conventos as a special architectural theater in which to carry out their proselytizing.
Morrow and Price take the reader on a journey through Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde, balancing observations of past architectural and cultural achievements with suggestions and recommendations for design practices in the present.