Illustrated in color throughout, "The California Missions: History, Art, and Preservation" combines engaging text with historical paintings, archival photographs, and recent photography to create a vivid chronicle of these iconic institutions. The lively narrative recounts their founding and early history, surveys mission art and architecture, and examines their role in shaping the history and culture of California. A final chapter discusses recent advances in preserving the mission heritage for future generations. The second part of the book provides concise historical profiles for each of the twenty-one missions.
Authors Edna E. Kimbro and Julia G. Costello, with Tevvy Ball. Hard Cover.