David J. Weber, Book Review Editor
Pueblo Architecture of the Southwest: A Photographic Essay. Photographs by William Current. Text by Vincent Scully. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1971, for the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art. Illustrations. 97 pages. $12.50.
This volume should be entitled Prehistoric Pueblo Architecture of the Southwest, for it includes no views of modern Pueblos. William Current’s sensitive and brooding black and white shots of Pueblo ruins are truly memorable. Over a fourth of the book’s sixty-five photos are of the spectacular cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde in southwestern Colorado, and nearly a fourth depict the less-visited Chaco Canyon ruins of west central New Mexico. Also included are such well-known sites as Navaho National Monument, Canyon de Chelly, Aztec National Monument and Canyon del Muerto.