Sanctuaries of Earth, Stone, and Light: The Churches of Northern New Spain, 1530-1821 (Hardcover)
The Churches of Northern New Spain, 1530-1821
University of Arizona Press, 9780816525898, 461pp.
Publication Date: December 6, 2007
Praise For Sanctuaries of Earth, Stone, and Light: The Churches of Northern New Spain, 1530-1821…
“Giffords approaches her subject with passion, clarity and precision. The quasi-encyclopedic nature of the study together with the well-selected, beautiful, and informative illustrations that accompany the text assure the book a prominent place in the relevant scholarship on the U.S. West, the Borderlands, the Southwest and Latin America.” —New Mexico Historical Review“Giffords’ magisterial survey of architecture and arts of the region’s Spanish colonial churches is perhaps the most useful of all.” — Southwestern Historical Quarterly“This excellent study will become the standard encyclopedia to which we will refer, both to support (or at least inform) our claims and to read in order to better understand the incredibly complex subject of churches and their decorations and contents in northern New Spain.” —SMRC Revista“This beautifully illustrated, oversized, hard-bound volume is an absolute must for the library of any student of Spanish colonial missions.” —Journal of Arizona History