Santa Fe Art and Architecture

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The oldest capital city in the United States is Santa Fe, which has a rich and varied cultural history as well as the oldest public building still in use. Ancestral Puebloan Indians inhabited the area as early as 500 AD, and Spanish explorers arrived in the early 1540s. When Mexico gained independence from Spain, Santa Fe became the capital of Nuevo Mejico. It was not until 1912 that New Mexico achieved statehood. In the late 19th century, the Southwest became a haven for tuberculosis patients, and a number of sanatoriums were built in Santa Fe. Many creative individuals, including poets, artists and architects, stayed and significantly contributed to the city's cultural and architectural development. In 2005, Santa Fe received the distinction of being the first America community to be designated a "Creative City" by UNESCO.
ISBN: 9780738595986
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Mexico
Series: Images of America
Images: 180
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author of Images of America: Taos, Lyn Bleiler's writing appears in a number of magazines, literary journals, and anthologies. She is recipient of two Emily Harvey Foundation residencies in Venice and a Pen Tales Hemingway Room Fellowship in Berlin. Charles Strong is a painter, sculptor, curator, and retired professor and university gallery director. Strong is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and an Emily Harvey Foundation Residency.
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