San Antonio's Spanish Missions

A Portrait

by Lewis F. Fisher

Photographs by Mike Osborne

Foreword by Rev. David Garcia

More than 100 photographs of San Antonio's UNESCO World Heritage Site

This elegant coffee-table volume displays more than 100 color photographs by architectural photographer Mike Osborne, providing a distinctive contemporary portrait of the five mission complexes, now partly restored, partly still in ruins. One, better known as the Alamo, is a memorial to its defenders in 1836. The four others comprise ...

  • Paperback
  • 9781595347107
  • Published: January 2010

$28.95

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  • Hardcover
  • 9781595347251
  • Published: January 2010

$39.95

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This elegant coffee-table volume displays more than 100 color photographs by architectural photographer Mike Osborne, providing a distinctive contemporary portrait of the five mission complexes, now partly restored, partly still in ruins. One, better known as the Alamo, is a memorial to its defenders in 1836. The four others comprise San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Each section begins with a dramatic 19th-century image. Osborne’s color photographs range from interior views of the Alamo to a mariachi mass at San José to a composite of rifle portholes in Espada’s bastion, with other dramatic views of the missions and related landmarks in between.