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American Jewelry from New Mexico

Tradition and Innovation

Andrew L. Connors, Author
Hannah V. Mattson, Author

Trim: 10.5" x 9.5"

Pages: 286

Illustrations: 100 color plates, 200 additional color photos, 20 figures

Jewelry

Southwest

© 2018

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. Jewelry making in the region is a shared medium in which artists have incorporated materials and techniques from other places into their own artwork.

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Painted Reflections

Isomeric Design in Ancestral Pueblo Pottery

Scott G. Ortman, Author
Joseph Traugott, Author

Trim: 10.5" x 9.5"

Pages: 136

Illustrations: 50 color plates, 60 figures

Native American Art

Southwest

Archaeology

© 2018

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 and art historian, use isomeric design to describe the use of paired forms that can be perceived as reversible on painted pottery. This book provides a new and fascinating perspective on Pueblo art and culture.

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Los Luceros

New Mexico's Morning Star

Michael Wallis, Author
Gene Peach, Photographer

Trim: 9.75" x 8.75"

Pages: 184

Illustrations: 57 contemporary color and 27 historic black-and-white photographs

History

New Mexico

© 2018

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 was visited by New Mexico’s prominent writers, artists, and art patrons, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and D.H. Lawrence. During the past decade, the property was acquired by the State of New Mexico to be managed by New Mexico Historic Sites as a living museum.

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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. Ultimately, Sagel spins a tale intended to make us laugh even as we cry—much as life does. San Buenaventura’s people suffer brutal blows that sometimes (or often) knock them senseless, struggling to regain their footing, and seeing stars. They do so even as they live under a guiding star.

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New Mexico Treasures

2019 Engagement Calendar

Doug Svetnicka, Editor

Trim: 8" x 8"

Pages: 118

Illustrations: 57 color photographs

Photography

New Mexico

© 2018

This best-selling desk calendar is the perfect gift for everyone who loves New Mexico. The calendar features the work of more than thirty of New Mexico’s best-known photographers, creating a handy datebook of beautiful full-color images as they capture the variety and diversity of New Mexico, its landscapes, people, and experiences. The week-at-a-glance format provides space for appointments or notes on the right-hand side for each day of the week, accompanied by a list of special events taking place around the state.

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The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple

Freemasonry, Architecture, and Theatre

Wendy Waszut-Barrett, Editor
Jo Whaley, Editor

Trim: 9.5" x 11"

Pages: 228

Illustrations: 90 color and 56 black-and-white photographs, 38 illustrations

New Mexico History

Freemasonry

Southwest Architecture

© 2018

The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple, built in 1912, is a historic landmark and the home of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in New Mexico. The building—including its jewel box theater with original scenery collection—and its artifacts, represent a time capsule of Masonic culture and theatrical history.

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Albuquerque Museum History Collection

Only in Albuquerque

Deborah C. Slaney, Author

Trim: 9.625" x 6.625"

Pages: 304

Illustrations: 210 color plates, 19 figures

Albuquerque

New Mexico History

© 2018

Albuquerque Museum History Collection: Only in Albuquerque highlights the museum’s rich history collection, drawing examples from thirty-five thousand artifacts. The objects range from Hispanic religious art, Native American textiles and jewelry, toys and early computers, to railroad and Route 66 memorabilia.

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Buried Cars

Excavations from Stonehenge to the Grand Canyon

Patrick Nagatani, Author
Joseph Traugott, Author

Trim: 10" x 8"

Pages: 116

Illustrations: 38 color and black-and-white photographs, 17 figures

Art

Photography

Fiction

© 2018

This book is a sci-fi artistic creation from the mind of internationally recognized photographer and multimedia artist Patrick Nagatani (1945–2017). The book presents the mysterious recovery of twenty-nine automobiles buried at power sites around the world.

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Albuquerque Museum Photo Archives Collection

Images in Silver

Glenn Fye, Editor

Trim: 9.625" x 6.625"

Pages: 240

Illustrations: 180 duotone plates, 8 figures

Photography

New Mexico

© 2017

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.

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Of God and Mortal Men

T.C. Cannon

Ann E. Marshall, Editor
Diana F. Pardue, Editor
N. Scott Momaday, Essayist

Trim: 11.5" x 9.75"

Pages: 136

Illustrations: 40 color plates, 4 duotones, 7 drawings

Native American Art

Fine Art

© 2017

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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Owl in a Straw Hat

El Tecolote del sombrero de paja

Rudolfo Anaya, Author
El Moisés , Illustrator
Enrique R. Lamadrid, Spanish Translator

Trim: 8.5" x 11"

Pages: 40

Illustrations: 13 color illustrations

Children's Fiction

Bilingual

© 2017

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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Spoken Through Clay

Native Pottery of the Southwest—The Eric S. Dobkin Collection

Charles S. King, Author

Trim: 14" x 11.5"

Pages: 352

Illustrations: 320 color plates, 40 artist portraits, 4 gatefolds

Native American Art

Southwest

© 2017

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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Casa San Ysidro

The Gutiérrez/Minge House in Corrales, New Mexico

Ward Alan Minge, Author

Trim: 9.5" x 8.5"

Pages: 132

Illustrations: 72 color and black-and-white photographs

New Mexico History

Spanish Colonial Art

© 2017

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.

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Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest

Jack Loeffler, Editor
Meredith Davidson, Editor

Trim: 9.5" x 7.5"

Pages: 208

Illustrations: 88 color and black-and-white photographs

Counterculture

Southwest

© 2017

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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No Idle Hands

The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art

Laura M. Addison, Editor & Contributor

Trim: 11" x 9.75"

Pages: 264

Illustrations: 141 color plates, 41 figures

Folk Art

Art History

Wood Carving

© 2017

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.

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The Carved Line

Block Printmaking in New Mexico

Josie Lopez, Author

Trim: 12" x 9"

Pages: 248

Illustrations: 120 color illustrations

Art History

Printmaking

New Mexico

© 2016

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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