Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Book on Santa Fe Houses by, yup, a Santa Fe Author


Santa Fe author Margaret Moore Booker can be seen all about the city talking about her new book. And, for good reason. Her new book is about our city’s famous architecture.
The Santa Fe House presents forty architecturally rich and picturesque residences, ranging from the earliest one-story adobe structures, with flat roofs and an emphasis on utility, to today’s bungalow and Mission style showing deep roots in Pueblo, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo traditions. It includes the best of the so-called “Southwest Territorial Style” introduced by newcomers from the East after 1846, as well as homes revealing ornate Victorian architectural influence. All-new color photographs show Santa Fe’s most beautiful houses as they have been carefully preserved today. Historic black-and-white photographs, maps, floor plans, and other original illustrations further enhance the story of this architecturally unique town.
Booker is the author of numerous books and articles on art, architecture, and women’s history. She is coauthor of Sea-Captains’ Houses and Rose-Covered Cottages: The Architectural Heritage of Nantucket Island (Universe/Rizzoli)
You can catch Booker at the following spots:
  • Sunday, Nov. 22, 1:30 p.m., power point lecture/signing, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, Museum Hill
  • Saturday, Dec. 5, 2 p.m., lecture/signing at Gerald Peters Gallery bookstore, Paseo de Peralta
  • Saturday, Dec. 12, 2 p.m., "fireside" chat/signing, Bishop's Lodge, Bishop's Lodge Road

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