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Images in Silver
Trim: 9.625" x 6.625"
Illustrations: 180 duotone plates, 8 figures
This guide to the Albuquerque Museum Photo Archives features 180 images drawn from six collections acquired over the years. Essays discuss the founding of the archive, expansion of its photographic holdings, and its role in preserving Albuquerque’s past.
Trim: 11.5" x 9.75"
Illustrations: 40 color plates, 4 duotones, 7 drawings
Of God and Mortal Men conveys the artistic genius of T.C. Cannon (1946–1978) through his best and most iconic paintings—nine major canvases from the Nancy and Richard Bloch Collection—and essays that offer a fresh and inclusive look at Cannon’s work extending beyond the confines of American Indian art.
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El Tecolote del sombrero de paja
Trim: 8.5" x 11"
Illustrations: 13 color illustrations
This masterfully written children’s book by New Mexico’s favorite storyteller is a delightful tale about a young owl named Ollie who lives in an orchard with his parents in northern New Mexico. Ollie is supposed to attend school but prefers to hang out with his friends Raven and Crow instead. Ollie’s parents discover he cannot read and they send Ollie off to see his grandmother, Nana, a teacher and farmer in Chimayó. Along the way, Ollie’s illiteracy causes mischief as he meets up with some shady characters on the path including Gloria La Zorra (a fox), Trickster Coyote, and a hungry wolf named Luis Lobo who has sold some bad house plans to the Three Little Pigs.
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Native Pottery of the Southwest—The Eric S. Dobkin Collection
Trim: 14" x 11.5"
Illustrations: 320 color plates, 40 artist portraits, 4 gatefolds
Spoken Through Clay includes nearly three hundred pottery vessels covering a wide range of contemporary artists and a few important historic pieces. This book includes portraits and voices of renowned Native artists—the majority of whom are Pueblo—speaking about their artistry and technique, families, culture, and traditions. Dynamic color photography captures the depth and dimension of the pieces, while the artists provide an illuminating perspective through narrative captions.
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The Gutiérrez/Minge House in Corrales, New Mexico
Trim: 9.5" x 8.5"
Illustrations: 72 color and black-and-white photographs
Across the road from the Old Church in the Village of Corrales, New Mexico, stands Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez/Minge House built circa 1875. Listed on the State Register of Cultural Properties and El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Interpretive Trail, it is named for the original owners and the couple who purchased the property, then restored and expanded it to evoke New Mexico’s past. Inside the adobe walls of Casa San Ysidro are the artifacts and furnishings used when New Mexico was a remote frontier.
Trim: 9.5" x 7.5"
Illustrations: 88 color and black-and-white photographs
This book pays homage to the counterculture movement in New Mexico and the Southwest through the words and photographs of a select gathering of people who lived it.
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The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art
Trim: 11" x 9.75"
Illustrations: 141 color plates, 41 figures
Tramp art describes a particular type of wood carving practiced in the United States and Europe between the 1880s and 1940s in which discarded cigar boxes and fruit crates were notched and layered to make a variety of domestic objects. These were primarily boxes and frames in addition to small private altars, crosses, wall pockets, clock cases, plant stands, and even furniture. Whittling objects such as chains and ball-in-cage whimsies was a common hobby—including among rail-riding “hobos”—and for many years “tramp art” was believed to have been made by these itinerants as well. Although this notion has been widely dispelled, the name has stuck. In recent years efforts have been made to identify makers by name and reveal their stories. While some examples of tramp art may be attributed to itinerants, this carving style was more commonly a practice of working-class men creating functional objects for their households.
Block Printmaking in New Mexico
Trim: 12" x 9"
Illustrations: 120 color illustrations
The Carved Line is about printmaking and printmakers in New Mexico over a significant period of time—from 1890 to present. It features block prints, including new works, by New Mexico’s best-known printmakers and brings to the forefront little-known artists deserving wide recognition and a place in New Mexico’s art historical canon. This volume includes 120 beautifully reproduced prints by internationally known New Mexico artists including Gustave Baumann, Willard Clark, Howard Cook, Betty Hahn, T. C. Cannon, Fritz Scholder, Frederick O’Hara, Adja Yunkers, and previously unpublished works by other artists such as Juan Pino, Margaret Herrera Chavez, Tina Fuentes, Yoshiko Shimano, and Ruth Connely.
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Finding Her Place in the Santa Fe Art Colony
Trim: 11" x 9"
Illustrations: 95 color and black-and-white illustrations
This engaging biography brings light to the life, art, and extraordinary contributions of Olive Rush (1873–1966), artist, illustrator, muralist, Native American art educator, and social reformer. Rush was one of the first women to join the Santa Fe Art Colony. She interacted with notables such as Edgar L. Hewett, Mary Cabot Wheelwright, Jesse Nusbaum, and Kenneth Chapman; and artists including Gustave Baumann, Georgia O’Keeffe, Will Shuster, and John Sloan. During Rush’s lifetime, her paintings were acquired by numerous museums and many private collectors. One of her most famous paintings, Girl on Turquoise Horse, was purchased by Lou Hoover, wife of President Herbert Hoover.
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Custom Made in New Mexico
Trim: 13" x 10.5"
Illustrations: 120 color and black-and-white photographs
This beautiful art book is a reflection and retrospective of the past forty years of lowrider culture in the heart of northern New Mexico. Photographs by New Mexico’s most renowned documentarians such as Alex Harris, Jack Parsons, Miguel Gandert, Annie Sahlin, Meridel Rubenstein, Don J. Usner, and Siegfried Halus are included alongside photographers newer on the scene, creating a fascinating compilation of lowriders over time. In his essay, Don J. Usner provides an insightful overview of lowriding in New Mexico, how it evolved, the culture, and the car makers themselves who are also known as lowriders.
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Whole Food of Our Ancestors
Trim: 10" x 7.25"
Illustrations: 51 color and black-and-white photographs, 9 drawings, 3 maps
The Pueblo Food Experience was created to make it as easy as possible for those interested in their cultural preservation and health to return to their original, precontact (before Spanish colonization) diet as Pueblo peoples. The PFE Cookbook is incredibly functional and is an illustrated cultural documentation of indigenous life in the Southwest.
Memoirs of a Los Alamos Scientist
Trim: 8" x 10"
Pages: 204 pages
Illustrations: 24 black-and-white, 71 color illustrations
In this memoir, Harlow describes his life growing up in Washington state, service in the US Army during World War II, college years, and his fifty-year career as a physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. It was his move to the Southwest that provided the impetus for his lifelong “hobby”—the study of Pueblo history and pottery. His contributions to the field of fluid dynamics have been no less remarkable. Harlow’s scientific and scholarly pursuits were augmented by his artistic talent as a painter, a skill he applied to his work in pottery and science.
Tuberculosis and the Quest for Health
Trim: 8" x 9.75"
Pages: 336 pages
Illustrations: 82 black-and-white illustrations
This book tells the story of the thousands of “health seekers” who journeyed to New Mexico from 1870 to 1940 seeking a cure for tuberculosis (TB), the leading killer in the United States at the time. By 1920 such health seekers represented an estimated 10 percent of New Mexico’s population.
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American Moderns and the West
Trim: 9" x 11.5"
Pages: 220 pages
Illustrations: 120 color and 50 black-and-white illustrations
Mabel Dodge Luhan (1879–1962) was a political, social, and cultural visionary; salon hostess; and collector of genius in almost every field of modernism—painting, photography, drama, psychology, radical politics, social reform, and Native American rights.
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Nuevomexicanos por Vida, '81–'83
Trim: 11" x 12"
Pages: 140 pages
Illustrations: 82 duotone photos
This book is a photographic documentation of Hispanic New Mexicans (Nuevomexicanos) taken between 1981 and 1983 in Albuquerque and Santa Fe and in several northern New Mexico villages. While there is an insider intimacy to the photographs in this book, they have a gritty sense of reality that is neither disturbing nor challenging. The people, whether looking directly into the lens or away from it, appear to be at ease with the photographer and his camera. Many of these photographs are timeless, while others are a time capsule of the early eighties in New Mexico. This collection will evoke nostalgia of the era and life in New Mexico "back in the day." There is also a universality about the images and time period that will appeal to wider audiences.
From Spain to New Mexico
Trim: 9" x 11.5"
Illustrations: 86 color
This beautiful book explores the origins, influences, development and appreciation of flamenco as a highly respected art form on the world stage. This folkloric tradition of music, song, and dance began in the caves of Andalusia and was shaped over centuries by a multitude of cultural and regional influences, including Roman, Jewish, Greek, Indian, and Moorish. Flamenco’s introduction to the U.S. in the roaring twenties coincided with a “Spanish craze” and in the 1950’s legendary flamenco stars including the Italian-American flamenco dancer-choreographer José Greco were popular attractions at nightclubs and concert halls in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Not surprisingly, flamenco found a permanent home in New Mexico, a state with a large population of Hispanic residents interested in learning about and preserving traditional and cultural Spanish folk traditions. Prominent flamenco artists emerged including native New Mexican choreographer-dancer María Benítez. Flamenco’s accoutrements—costumes, musicians, instruments and dancers—are part of the story.