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Ancient architecture of the Southwest comprehensively surveys the architecture created by Native Americans living in Northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States before Europeans arrived in 1540. Organized in five chronological sections that include 132 examples of Mogollan, Hohokam, Anasazi and related sites, the book examines the evolution of architecture from humble pithouses to sophisticated pueblos over a period of some 1200 years.

The cumulative effect of this book is stunning restrained and disciplined, complex and diverse, intimate as well as monumental. Don Hanlon, University of Wisconsin.