The art and architecture of the Texas missions /

Describes the art and architecture of the six remaining Spanish missions in Texas as they looked when they were originally constructed in the 1600s and 1700s, discusses the message missionaries were trying to convey through their paintings and sculptures, and follows the decay of the buildings, and...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Quirarte, Jacinto, 1931-2012
Format: Book
Published: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002.
Edition:1st ed.
Series:Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture ; no. 6.
Table of Contents:
  • Historical background: the role of missions and presidios in the conversion of Texas
  • Missions and presidios, 1659-1793
  • Conversion of Texas: missionaries, soldiers, and Indians, 1740-1824
  • San Antonio de Valero
  • San José y San Miguel de Aguayo
  • Purísima Concepción
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • San Francisco de la Espada
  • Espíritu Santo.