PAINTED REFLECTIONS examines design in Ancestral Pueblo pottery from various museum collections in the Southwest. The concept of isomeric design is based on an analogy with isomers in chemistry, which refers to compounds that are chemically identical but have mirror-image structures. The authors, an archaeologist and an art historian, use isomeric ... more
Some Are Born under a Star/Unos nacen con estrella
This posthumously published bilingual novel by Jim Sagel (1947–1998), whose unique genre of writing about Nuevomexicano culture and mastery of New Mexican Spanish was dubbed “Chicanesque,” reenacts the traditional Christmas play, Los pastores, as the backdrop for a parallel story set in the fictional New Mexican village of San Buenaventura. ... more
American Jewelry from New Mexico
This beautiful book tells the story of jewelry in New Mexico, tracing its use as an adornment from prehistory to the present. Featuring three hundred objects from private and public collections, including the Albuquerque Museum, American Jewelry from New Mexico brings together jewelry produced by artists representing many cultures and backgrounds. ... more
Michael Wallis weaves the complex story of Los Luceros throughout the larger context of northern New Mexico history, from the earliest human inhabitants to the present day, introducing its past occupiers, owners, and visitors, including Spanish and American soldiers and cavalrymen. During Mary Cabot Wheelwright’s long reign at Los Luceros, it ... more
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