The Plazas of New Mexico Published


One of the historic images from the book: Fourth of July celebration, Socorro, New Mexico, G. M. Shaw, 1883

Edited by Stefanos Polyzoides and Chris Wilson, this landmark volume documents the urban history of the State of New Mexico, one of the most architecturally distinguished places in the United States. It is the result of over a decade of research into the history, design and living traditions of New Mexico’s Native American, Hispanic and Anglo-American plazas.

Essays by distinguished historians and detailed measured drawings of more than seventy plazas, along with hundreds of extraordinary historic and contemporary photographs by Miguel Gandert, establish a cultural record of unequal formal depth and beauty.

The Plazas of New Mexico provides valuable lessons for the renovation of existing public spaces and the development of new ones — not only in the Southwest but also in different contexts throughout the world — and establishes a model for the documentation of key precedent places in America and beyond.

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