Chris Wilson and Stefanos Polyzoides, editors of The Plazas of New Mexico have created a work to draw in the reader with carefully crafted essays about the plazas. Liberally illustrated with historical photographs, contemporary images by Miguel Gandert and plenty of maps the reader will come away feeling satisfied.
Discussed are the three main plaza types: Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo.
From the book jacket - "The Plazas of New Mexico documents the rich heritage of New Mexico's public plazas and the everyday life and community celebrations that help sustain them. It traces three distinct design traditions - the Native American center place with kiva and terraced residential blocks, the Hispanic plaza with church and courtyard houses, and the Anglo square with courthouse and business areas."
Students, genealogists, and life-long learners will enjoy this coffee table size work.
Plazas of New Mexico can be found in the Western History Collection of the DPL under call number C711.550978 P6998 2011