Trinity University Press

Chris Wilson

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

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...

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