Chris Wilson is a leading cultural, architectural, and landscape historian whose award-winning books include The Myth of Santa Fe: Creating a Modern Regional Tradition and Facing Southwest: The Life and Houses of John Gaw Meem. He is coeditor, with Paul Groth, of Everyday America: Cultural Landscape Studies after J. B. Jackson. He is the J. B. Jackson Chair of Cultural Landscape Studies at the University of New Mexico and founding director of its Historic Preservation and Regionalism Program.
The Plazas of New Mexico documents the rich heritage of New Mexico’s public plazas and the everyday life and community celebrations that help sustain them. It traces three distinct design traditions—the Native American center place with kiva and terraced residential blocks, the Hispanic plaza with church and courtyard houses, and the Anglo square with courthouse and business areas. New...
American Venice, San Antonio's Spanish Missions: A Portrait , Alamo to Espada, Saving San Antonio, Balcones Heights, Chili Queens, Hay Wagons, and Fandangos, Eyes Right!, No Cause of Offence, River Walk, San Antonio, San Antonio’s Historic Plazas, Parks, and River Walk, The Spanish Missions of San Antonio, C. H. Guenther & Son at 150 Years, Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church