Trinity University Press

Jaime Cuadriello

Jaime Cuadriello is an art historian at the Institute of Aesthetics at the Autonomous University of Mexico. He has lectured widely in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. His recent books are Art and Belief in the Spanish World and The Glories of the Republic of Tlaxcala: Art and Life in Viceregal Mexico.

San Antonio 1718

Three hundred years ago San Antonio was a outpost of presidios and missions on the edge of northern New Spain, imposing Spanish political and religious principles on this contested, often hostile region. The city’s many Catholic missions bear architectural witness to the time of their founding, but few have walked these sites without wondering who once lived there and what they saw, valued,...