Facing Southwest: The Life & Houses of John Gaw Meem

A colorful exploration of the life and work of Santa Fe architect John Gaw Meem. Long recognized for his landmark public buildings in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Colorado Springs, John Gaw Meem’s name is synonymous with Santa Fe style. A book filled with dazzling photographs of the southwest landscape and Meem’s signature houses, Facing Southwest is both intellectual biography and design handbook. It features 18 Meem house plans; sumptuous color images by Robert Reck; classic black-and-white views by Ansel Adams and Laura Gilpin; and a design-pattern approach that makes Meem’s residential vocabulary accessible for builders, architects, prospective home builders, and aficionados of the Southwest.