Author: Van Nostrand, Jeanne
Edward Vischer’s Drawings of the California Missions,
1861-1878. With a Biography of the Artist by Jeanne Van Nostrand
San Francisco, Book Club of California, 1982.
Printed by Arion Press.
Introduction by Thomas Albright. With 44 color plates (including frontispiece) from Vischer’s drawings. (Oblong 4to) golden-brown linen lettered in gilt. One of 600 copies printed by the Arion Press under the direction of Andrew Hoyem.
Vischer is credited with capturing in his drawings the look and feel of the colonial past with far more freedom and vividness than his several competitors. Some of his drawings “reconstruct” derelict mission buildings. BCC 172.