More than 150 years ago, as part of the expansion of the Spanish empire along the Pacific, Father Junipero Serra and a group of hardworking Franciscan priests founded a string of missions than ran much of the length of California. The Missions of California presents the vibrant history and beauty of these simple adobe structures whose influence can still be seen in much of California’s architecture. Striking color photographs by Melba Levick and an informative text by Stanley Young give the reader a complete tour of twenty-one missions, including the rustic arcade of San Juan Capistrano, the lush green grounds of Santa Clara de Asis, and the peaceful whitewashed world of San Luis Rey de Francia. The Missions of California is both a stunning picture book and a valuable visitors’ guide to these irreplaceable California treasures.
In good preloved condition with the exception of a hand written inscription inside the front cover.