Sat, Apr 29|
Collected Works Bookstore
Melba Levick & Dr. Rubén G. Mendoza, Casa Santa Fe: Design, Style, Arts, and Tradition
Presented here are houses to dream of and dream in—a luminous celebration of the finest examples of the Santa Fe Style from the eighteenth century to today, in this high-desert mecca of artists, craftspeople, artisans, and designers.
Date, Time & Location
Apr 29, 5:30 PM MDT
Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
About the Event
This will be an in-store presentation and we will also live stream the evening on Zoom, please register to watch here.
Pre-order Casa Santa Fe online here or by calling the store to order (505) 988-4226. Publishes March 14, 2023.
Desert hues, natural materials, thick hand-plastered walls, and adobe brick construction are hallmarks of the Santa Fe Style, which is as much an expression in architecture, interior design, art, and crafts as it is a way of life. Rooted in a sense of earthy comfort inspired by its history, the surrounding desert, and Native American and Hispanic design influences, the style has a timeless appeal and vibrant ongoing life that has resulted in these extraordinary homes.
With features such as eighteenth-century peeled vigas, tin chandeliers, romantic iron sconces, and hand-hewn wood-beamed ceilings, each house is a rich yet harmonious invitation that will engage the senses and speak to the soul. Beyond the houses, the writer and photographer spotlight those details and spaces that together convey the magic of this very special place, including patios and gardens; fireplaces, kivas, and hornos; ceramics; Native American arts; cabinets and trasteros; folk art; and weaving.
Casa Santa Fe is the definitive sourcebook for architects, designers, builders, homeowners, and interior decorators seeking to expand their visual repertoire of historically defined and classically inspired architectural details and interior appointments.
About the Authors
Melba Levick i s a photographer who lives between Los Angeles, Paris , and the island of Formentera, Spain. To her credit, she has over 65 photographic books on architecture, design, travel, and gardens. She has been exhibited and published widely in both the U.S. and Europe and has been the photographer for many books by Rizzoli, the most recent of which include: The Spanish Style House, From Enchanted Andalusia to the California Dream, The California Missions, The California Casa, Classic Homes of Los Angeles, and Ranches: Home on the Range in California.
Dr. Rubén G. Mendoza is an archeologist, author, photographer and founding faculty member of the California State University, Monteray Bay. Professor Mendoza is a charter member of the California Mission Soundation, and the California Mission Directors and Curators Conference of Mission Santa Barbara. He is co-editor and author or co-author of several books, including for Rizzoli, The Spanish Style House, From Enchanted Andalusia to the California Dream, The California Missions as well as North American Indigenous Warfare and Ritual Violence, The Ethics of Anthropology in Amerindian Research, and Feast, Famine or Fighting.