New Mexico Art Tells its History

View from the La Fonda Poolside

View From La Fonda Poolside, 1973
Nicholas Nixon (American, born 1947)
gelatin silver print 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Wayne R. Lazorik University Collection, gift of Wayne R. Lazorik, 1996
1996.40.57

This more recent photograph by Nicholas Nixon shows how the St Francis cathedral can still dominate the view in Santa Fe. Here it is in view of the La Fonda pool. The cathedral’s architecture was built in the Romanesque Revival style based on medieval European churches.

Reflective Questions and Activities:

S The cathedral’s dramatic style definitely stands out in Santa Fe. How do you think this works in a 21st century city?  
S What are the pros and cons of this Romanesque design?  

 

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