Numerous publications have been of assistance to me in my Mexican explorations and in the descriptive portion of this site. The essays, or squibs of text, which accompany the images are my efforts to best describe the respective structures. They are based on my accumulated, though highly inchoate, knowledge of architecture. I have often added quotations from some of the expert sources cited below to best delineate certain architectural or historical points.

Indispensable to me, both in terms of dating, if not actually locating, buildings has been the Mexico Blue Book which I carry with me every time I visit that country. According to the publisher’s notation the portion of the book devoted to the art and architecture of Viceregal Mexico has been compiled by John Collis. Whoever and wherever Mr. Collis is, clearly he is both exceedingly well traveled and prepared on the subject. My efforts to communicate with him have thus far been unsuccessful.

Atkinson, William C. A History of Spain and Portugal, Penguin Books, Inc., Baltimore, 1960

Baird, Joseph Armstrong. The Churches of Mexico 1530-1810, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1962

Benítez, Fernando. The Century after Cortés, translated by Joan MacLean, University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 1962

Butler, Mrs. John Wesley. Historic Churches in Mexico with Some of Their Legends, The Abingdon Press, New York and Cincinnati, 1915

Cali, François. The Art of the Conquistadors, Thames and Hudson, London, 1961

Chevalier, François. Land and Society in Colonial Mexico: The Great Hacienda, translated by Alvin Eustis, edited, with foreword by Lesley Byrd Simpson, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1970

Collis, John, and Jones, David M. Mexico Blue Book, W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 1997

ed. Dante. Religious Art in Yucatán, Mexico City, 2006

Early, James. The Colonial Art of Mexico, Southern Methodist University Press, Dallas, 2001

Ferguson, George. Signs and Symbols in Christian Art, Oxford University Press, New York, 1966

Fuentes, Carlos. The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York, 1999

Gage, Thomas. A New Survey of The West Indies, edited with an Introduction by A.P. Newton, The Broadway Travellers, 1648; reprinted, London, 1946

de Gante, Pablo C. La arquitectura de México en el siglo XVI, Editorial Porrua, S.A., México, D.F., 1954

Haring, C.H. The Spanish Empire in America, Oxford University Press, New York, 1947

Edited by Harris, Cyril M. Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture, edited by Cyril Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1977

Kelemen, Pál. Baroque and Rococo in Latin America, MacMillan Publishers, New York, 1951

Kessell, John L. Spain in the Southwest: A Narrative History of Colonial New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and California, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 2002

Kubler, George. Mexican Architecture of the Sixteenth Century, volume I-II , Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, 1948

Kubler, George and Soria, Martin. Art and Architecture in Spain and Portugal and Their American Dominions: 1500-1800, Penguin Books, Inc., Baltimore, 1959

Leonard, Irving A. Books of The Brave: Being an Account of Books and of Men in the Spanish Conquest and Settlement of the Sixteenth-Century New World, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1949

Leonard, Irving A. Baroque Times in Old Mexico, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1959

Liss, Peggy K. Mexico Under Spain: 1521-1556: Society and the Origins of Nationality, University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 1975

McAlister, Lyle N. Spain and Portugal in the New World, 1492-1700: Europe and the World in the Age of Expansion, volume III. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1984

McAndrew, John. The Open-Air Churches of Sixteenth-Century Mexico: Atrios, Posas, Open Chapels and other Studies, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1965

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Paz, Octavio. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz o Las Trampas de la Fé, Fondo de Cultura Económico, México, D.F., 1982

Perry, Richard and Rosalind, with drawings by Richard Perry. Maya Missions: Exploring the Spanish Colonial Churches of Yucatán, Espadaña Press, Santa Barbara, California, 1988

Perry, Richard, with drawings by the author. More Maya Missions: Exploring Colonial Chiapas, Espadaña Press, Santa Barbara, California, 1995

Perry, Richard, with drawings by the author. Exploring Colonial Oaxaca: The Art and Architecture, Espadaña Press, Santa Barbara, 2006

Porter, Eilot and Auerbach, Ellen. Mexican Churches, University of New Mexico Press, 1987

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Ricard, Robert. The Spiritual Conquest of Mexico, An Essay on the Apostolate and the Evangelizing Methods of the Mendicant Orders in New Spain: 1523-1572, translated by Lesley Byrd Simpson, University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, 1966

Rishel, Joseph J. and Stratton-Pruitt, Suzanne. The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820, exhibition catalogue with essays by Mitchell A. Codding, Dilys E. Blum, Gridley McKim-Smith, Cristina Esteras Martín, Nuno Senos, Marjorie Trusted, Adrian Locke, Clara Bargellini, Ilona Katzew and Jorge F. Rivas. Philadelphia, Museum of Art, Sept. – Dec., 2006. The exhibition traveled to Mexico City, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Feb. – May, 2007 and Los Angeles, County Museum of Art, June – Oct., 2007

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