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The California Missions
By (author): Ruben G. Mendoza Photographs by: Melba Levick
9780847861514 Hardcover English General Trade ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments Mar 20, 2018
$75.00 CAD
Active 9.4 x 9.3 x 1.2 in 256 pages 200 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS Rizzoli
Magical spaces rich in history, the missions of California, featured here in all-new photography, invite reverie and hint of romance.

The twenty-one missions of California, from San Diego to San Francisco Solano, are historic treasures and sites of pilgrimage for visitors from the world over. Intrinsically beautiful structures typically built of adobe brick and wood, adorned with towers, domes, whitewashed stucco, often surrounded by lush gardens, the missions are at the very heart of California.

Established by Spanish padres, built by Native Californians, and preserved and restored by historians and architects, California’s missions are unique monuments to the region’s early American Indian and European histories. This colorful, informative exploration of all twenty-one missions, each with its own rich story to tell, journeys along the historic Camino Real, from Mission Dolores with its flower-strewn courtyard gardens, in San Francisco, to San Juan Capistrano, famous for the swallows that flock to its inviting grounds. With lush photography that captures the missions’ details so splendidly, this is the perfect book for mission visitors and lovers of their strong and simple forms.

All new photography taken exclusively for this book

Authoritative text by California by prominent missions expert

Most missions have book stores that will likely be interested in carrying copies of the book

Author and photographer are both California-based, locally well-connected, and will promote the book aggressively.

Each of the 21 missions is regularly visited by tourists, providing a regular interested market for the book

Rubén G. Mendoza is an archaeologist, author, photographer, and founding faculty member of California State University, Monterey Bay. Melba Levick is a widely published and exhibited photographer who lives and works in Paris, California, and Spain. She has been the photographer for many books published by Rizzoli.

Author Residence: Levick: Venice, California; Mendoza: Seaside, California.

Author Hometown: Levick: Venice, California; Mendoza: Seaside, California.

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Publicity: Outreach to Modernism, Metropolitan Home, Dwell, Architectural Digest, Architects Newspaper, Architectural Review, Architecture Week , Harvard Design Magazine, Nation, New Republic, Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair, Smithsonian, Departures, Harper’s, etc.

Top architecture writers at daily newspapers including NY Times, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, etc.

CA regional press, Angeleno, LA Confidential, LA Times, LA Daily News, Good Day LA, SF Chronicle, C Magazine, 805 Living, California Home & Design, etc.

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