Trinity University Press

San Antonio in Color

W. B. Thompson (illustrations)

Paintings of San Antonio landmarks in flamboyant color by W. B. Thompson

San Antonio in Color captures the city’s historic sites, including the old Catholic missions, the Paseo del Rio, and the Spanish Governor’s Palace, as well as cultural institutions, such as the McNay Art Museum, the Carver Community Cultural Center, and the San Antonio Public Library. Completing the visual tour are scenes from San Antonio’s neighborhoods, festivals, and popular haunts—a west side ice house, King William’s stately architecture, mariachis, and the annual rodeo. W. B. Thompson’s flamboyant hues and a bold mixed-media style make for a stunning artistic tribute to the city, a place that’s been called one of the most romantic cities in America.

Setting off the images are words spoken or written by notable residents (including David Robinson, Red McCombs, Rosemary Catacalos, Claude Stanush, Mary Ann Noonan Guerra, and John Phillip Santos) and observant visitors (including Jack Kerouac, Charles Kuralt, Stephen Crane, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Dwight D. Eisenhower) to describe San Antonio’s past and present, mystique and magic.

Accolades

  • Winner of the Bookbuilders West Book Show Certificate of Excellence
  • Designated as a San Antonio Express-News Best Book
San Antonio in Color cover
  • Price: $19.95 buy »
  • Pages: 208
  • Size: 8.5 x 8.25
  • Published: Sep 2004
  • Status: Available
  • ISBN: 9781595340030
  • Illustrations: 92
  • Price: $29.95 buy »
  • Pages: 208
  • Size: 8.5 x 8.25
  • Published: Sep 2004
  • Status: Available
  • ISBN: 9781595340023
  • Illustrations: 92

Subjects

Texas, Regional, Art