Romance of the Mission: Decorating in the Mission Style

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Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1996 - House & Home - 144 pages
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Mission style conjures up the cultures of Morocco and North Africa, Spain, and Mexico. It blends seamlessly with the artistic genius of southwestern, Native American, and a utopian Californian vision. In looking at the style, it is difficult to remember that the Pueblo Indians first crafted expressions of Spanish Mission architecture under the supervision of Franciscan friars in the 1600s.Even if the Pueblos didn't recognize the timeless beauty they created, we recognize it now, and this book artfully puts it into perspective. Picking up where Elmo Baca's Rio Grande High Style left off, this book focuses solely on Mission style and goes into vivid detail both historical and current. The stylish interiors, beautiful gardens, solid furnishings, and graceful architecture continue to make an impact today.

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Baca (Rio Grande High Style: Furniture Craftsmen, Gibbs Smith, 1995) gives an overview of the Mission Style of architecture and interior design in the United States, from its roots in Moorish Spain ... Read full review

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Elmo Baca is a former New Mexico state historic preservation officer.

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