California's Mission Revival

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Hennessey & Ingalls, 1984 - Architecture - 160 pages
The Mission Revival was pervasive in turn-of-the-century California. It offered the "proper style" for hotels, schools, railroad stations, and other public buildings as well as for houses. This short-lived, but important revival is thoroughly documented in this account of its buildings and architects. Attention is given to the movement's romantic literary background as exploited by promoters, its relation the Arts-and-Crafts aesthetic, and the practical implications of its use of concrete.

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Chapter One Mission Imagery Romanticized
Chapter Two An Architecture of California
Chapter Three A Modern Mission Style

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