The Plazas of New MexicoThe definitive, richly illustrated, investigation of New Mexico’s Hispanic plazas, Native American center places, and Anglo courthouse squares
The Plazas of New Mexico documents the rich heritage of New Mexico’s 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, ...
“Meant as a both record of how New Mexican cities developed and as a resource for city planners and architects, The Plazas of New Mexico describes plazas as holders of sacred spaces in the collective memory.”— Santa Fe Reporter
“Digs deep into that past to unearth a proud tradition for the future.”— Albuquerque Journal North
- Border Regional Library Association Southwest Book Award
- Historical Society of New Mexico Gaspar Perez de Villagra Prize