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The Colonial Arts and Architecture of West Mexico

Text and illustrations by Richard D. Perry

In this recent guidebook from Espadaña Press, author and artist Richard Perry takes the reader on another grand tour of colonial Mexico, this time west of Mexico City to focus on the Spanish colonial province of Michoacán, an extensive region that now includes its neighbors, the modern states of Jalisco, Guanajuato and Querétaro.

One of the great cultural heartlands of viceregal as well as pre-Columbian Mexico, this scenic region of lakes and mountains is also exceptionally rich in fine colonial monuments and exquisite art treasures. These range all the way from the humble mission hospitals still preserved in many rural villages, to great 16th century monasteries and the elegant Baroque churches that grace its celebrated silver cities.

We explore numerous fascinating colonial towns and the great historic centers of Guadalajara, Querétaro, Morelia, Guanajuato, Patzcuaro and San Miguel Allende.

Informative and stimulating, this handsome guidebook is also a visual feast, enriched with over 200 original drawings by the author. With its useful maps and plans, full glossary, bibliography and index, Blue Lakes & Silver Cities rounds out our unique series of affordable guides to colonial Mexico, indispensable for both the traveler and home reader.

Another essential companion guide for the art traveler in Mexico.

$25.00. paperbound. 8.5"x11" 272 pages. *Now only $20.00

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