The River Spectacular: Light, Sound, Color & Craft on the San Antonio River

Experience the magic of the San Antonio River like never before with The River Spectacular: Light, Sound, Color & Craft on the San Antonio River. This one-of-a-kind book captures the beauty and wonder of the river through stunning photography and vivid storytelling.

Follow the river as it flows through downtown San Antonio, past iconic landmarks and historic neighborhoods. marvel at the ever-changing play of light and color on the water. Listen to the sounds of the cityscape, from the roar of the missions falls to the chatter of passersby along The Mission Reach.

The River Spectacular is more than just a coffee table book; it’s a journey through one of America’s most treasured cities. Let this book be your guide to discovering (or rediscovering) all that San Antonio has to offer.

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About the Author

Arts writer Wendy Weil Atwell chronicles the collection and describes the work of the artists. They include Martin Richman, a light artist based in London; Bill Fontana, a sound artist in San Francisco; Donald Lipski, a sculptor in Philadelphia; and four San Antonio-based artists, Stuart Allen, who works with light and color; painter Mark Schlesinger; metal sculptor George Schroeder; and Carlos Cortés, a third-generation sculptor with unique expertise in faux bois. All were challenged by having to deal with narrow river banks and the crude undersides of bridges through once neglected neighborhoods now transformed by the project.

Among Lewis F. Fisher’s books are American Venice: The Epic Story of San Antonio’s River; Saving San Antonio: The Preservation of a Heritage; San Antonio: Outpost of Empires; Chili Queens, Haywagons, and Fandangos: The Spanish Plazas in Frontier San Antonio; and No Cause of Offence: A Virginia Family of Union Loyalists Confronts the Civil War. He has received numerous local, state, and national writing awards and was named a Texas Preservation Hero by the San Antonio Conservation Society in 2014.

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