Published Books

I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to publish a handful of books through the years. If you’re looking to have some of my artwork on display in your home, you can purchase one of my books by contacting me at, alrendon@satx.rr.com

San Antonio: A Photographic Portrait is 128 pages of beautiful photography and narrative, with details and landscapes from the UNESCO world heritage missions, to our significant landmarks, beautiful Riverwalk, museums, Longhorns and Fiesta. gary and I have done projects together for decades. It’s an appropriate gift and artful addition to any decor.

San Antonio was founded in 1718. By 1730, the viceroy of New Spain had issued orders to map plazas, squares, and parks for the Canary Islanders who would be arriving in 1731. The plazas with their markets became the centers for business and entertainment. This book highlights one of the most iconic areas in San Antonio, the Historic Market Square.

For over forty years, historians, tourists, and especially King William neighbors have relied on the 1970s edition of The King William Area for reference, guidance and entertainment, this edition updates, corrects, and expands the original. Exquisite photographs of each house in the oldest designated residential historic district in Texas are supplemented with short histories and architectural descriptions.

El Charro, or man on horseback, has represented the spirit of independent Mexico since he played an important role in the 1821 revolution. The photos juxtapose the grit of the arena with the poise and polish of the charros, charras, and their horses. The essays, by Julia Hambric, Bryan Woolley, and F. E. Abernethy, describe the history of the charreada and its roots in Mexican culture.