By David Rickman
Between 1769 and 1823, below the management of dad Junípero Serra, the Spanish proven a series of missions alongside the California coast. versions of architectural attractiveness, they stretched from San Diego to north of San Francisco.
Artist David Rickman's safely rendered and well-researched drawings (including numerous double-page spreads) depict all 21 of those admirable buildings, between them San Buenaventura, San José de Guadalupe, Santa Cruz, San Diego de Alcalà, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Clara de Asís, Santa Bàrbara Virgen y Màrtir, Santa Inés Virgen y Màrtir, San Francisco Solano, San Juan Bautista, and San Luis Rey de Francia.
Also integrated are lifelike, ready-to-color vignettes re-creating a number of points of challenge existence, fairly the position of the venture in changing the Indians to Christianity and teaching them in farming, weaving, blacksmithing, masonry, and different crafts — even portray and adorning the project church and surrounding buildings.
An informative caption accompanies every one representation, giving a quick heritage of the challenge, whereas a common advent explains the background and function of the challenge method in California. A map shows their locations.
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