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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 71, July 1967 - April, 1968

Book Reviews

the Cartier-Bresson pictures in The Galveston That Was, these views
have an unpretentiousness that lead the reader quite readily into the
Texas past. However, one frequently misses views of these structures
that might have given the student of architecture and culture a much
greater sense of the formal problems involved. Perhaps this is due to
the failure to include many interior views of the houses and also much
in the way of floor plans. Alexander makes the point that the eccen-
tricities of the Victorian house can often be seen as an expression of
the desire by the architect to express the interior functions of the
house in its outward lines. More floor plans might have better sub-
stantiated this essentially valid point. Then, too, an early Texas house
like the Kammalah House in Fredericksburg is depicted only as a
charming cottage.
Without a view of the interior one can grasp nothing of the excite-
ment of its soaring and contrasting interior columns.
It is this failure to probe deeper into the question of form, and to
spread more widely into a consideration of West Texas structures that
were influenced by the Spanish that forces one to term this an "intro-
duction" to the subject. As such, however, it is an important work
of value to restoration architects, cultural historians, and all those
interested in "Texas past." Let us hope that the Architectural Survey,
Professor Alexander, and Mr. Webb follow this work with many
sequels, each one better than the last.
Selwyn College, Cambridge WILLIAM H. GOETZMANN
Father Kino in Arizona. By Fay Jackson Smith, John L. Kessell, and
Francis J. Fox, S.J. Phoenix (Arizona Historical Foundation),
1966. Pp. 142. Maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. $7.50.
On February 14, 1965, the state of Arizona unveiled the statue of
Father Eusebio Francisco Kino in the Hall of Statuary in Washington,
D. C. The placing of the Jesuit missionary as Arizona's second figure
in the Hall of Statuary testifies to the important role he played in
the development of the area.
This book about Father Kino is the joint effort of three authors.
The first section is a translation of the Relaci6n Diaria kept by Kino
during a missionary expedition between September 22 and October 18,
1698. This daily report by Father Kino records only one month of his
life, but it contains situations and experiences which characterized his
twenty-four years as "Apostle to the Pimas." The second section deals

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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 71, July 1967 - April, 1968. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117145/. Accessed September 30, 2014.