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Valles Caldera

A New Vision for New Mexico's National Preserve

William deBuys, Author

Trim: 10.5" x 12"

Pages: 192

Illustrations: 30 duotone and 70 colorplates

National Parks

New Mexico

Environment

© 2020

About 1.25 million years ago, a spectacular volcanic eruption created the 13-mile wide circular depression now known as the Valles Caldera, located in northern New Mexico. This revised & expanded edition marks the twentieth anniversary of the Valles Caldera Preservation Act, a visionary piece of legislation that transferred to the public domain a privately owned ranch (signed in 2000 by President Bill Clinton). The preserve was assigned to a board of citizens appointed by the president to manage it as a self-sustaining preserve. The experiment in semi-private land management ended in 2014 as the Valles Caldera was legislatively reassigned to the National Park Service.

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The broad range of works in the Albuquerque Museum's permanent art collection reflects the diversity, creativity, and innovation of New Mexico's artistic legacy. This guidebook highlights masterworks in the collection spanning centuries including contemporary art and photography, sculpture, jewelry, early and contemporary Hispanic religious art, traditional and contemporary Pueblo pottery, and tapestries.

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Yokai

Ghosts, Demons & Monsters of Japan

Felicia Katz-Harris, Editor

Trim: 14" x 8.25"

Pages: 255

Illustrations: 52 color plates, 118 figures

Japanese Art

Folk Art

Folklore & Mythology

© 2019

The Japanese word, “yōkai” refers to a range of supernatural beings such as ghosts, demons, monsters, shapeshifters, tricksters, and other strange kinds of creatures. Yōkai also refers to peculiar entities (or presences), weird or unexplainable phenomena, and the visual depiction of these ideas. The book introduces readers to Japan’s relationship to yōkai: what they are, their associated tales, how people engaged with or interpreted yōkai in different contexts, and why they remain so popular in Japan. The contributors delve into popular culture themes to connect traditional folklore, folk art, and imagery to trends in Japan as well as in the United States.

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Perdido

Sierra San Luis

Michael Berman, Author
Valer Clark, Afterword
Rodrigo Sierra Corona, Essay
Tim DeChristopher, Foreword

Trim: 10.75" x 8.75"

Pages: 196

Illustrations: 83 tritone plates

Photography

Environment

© 2019

Sierra San Luis forms the nexus of the Sierra Madres and the Rocky Mountains. Michael Berman intends for PERDIDO to bring attention to this remarkable mountain range at a seminal point in time. The ecological systems on the planet are failing, yet in the Sierra San Luis the collapse has reversed itself. Things are shifting, but they are not falling apart—water, soil, and ecological diversity are all increasing in quantity and improving in quality. The question to explore is, why here and nowhere else?

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Santa Fe Different

22 Years and All I Got Was a Cheeseburger

Arnold Vigil, Author
Max Evans, Foreword

Trim: 5.5" x 9.5"

Pages: 180

Santa Fe

New Mexico

Journalism

© 2019

From 2004 to 2009, the Albuquerque Journal North ran the ¡ÓRALE! SANTA FE column by Santa Fe native and veteran journalist Arnold Vigil. The editor gave carte blanche to Vigil in his selection of topics ranging from encounters with locals and tourists to social commentary about changes that have taken place over the years. Santa Fe Different is a compilation of Vigil’s favorite columns, mostly standing the test of time. Santa Fe is ever-changing but remains a little big town―a major arts center, tourist destination, and the seat of New Mexico government.

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New Mexico Treasures 2020

Engagement Calendar

Doug Svetnicka, Editor

Trim: 8" x 8"

Pages: 120

Illustrations: 58 color photographs

Photography

New Mexico

© 2019

This best-selling desk calendar features spectacular photography of New Mexico by thirty photographers and provides dates of key cultural events and attractions year-round. The selection is a compilation showcasing New Mexico’s beautiful scenery, cultural diversity, and attractions.

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No More Bullies!/¡No Más Bullies!

Owl in a Straw Hat 2

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

Trim: 8.5" x 11"

Pages: 36

Illustrations: 12 color illustrations

Children's Fiction

Bilingual

© 2019

The adventures and lessons continue in this second book featuring Ollie Tecolote—the Owl in a Straw Hat. Chicano storyteller Rudolfo Anaya tackles the subject of school bullying in this magical fairy tale presented in English and Spanish, side-by-side.

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New Mexico’s Palace of the Governors

Highlights from the Collections

Daniel Kosharek, Editor
Alicia Romero, Editor

Trim: 10.5" x 7.75"

Pages: 212

Illustrations: 200 color and black-and-white photographs

New Mexico History

Collections

© 2019

This beautiful book is the first to present selections from the Palace of the Governors’ vast museum collections including Spanish Colonial paintings, classic photography to contemporary prints, eighteenth-century retablos and bultos, turn-of-the-century clothing, and rare books and maps that tell the complex history of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the region.

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Flight of Spirit

The Photographs of Anne Noggle

Martha A. Strawn, Editor
Lucy R. Lippard, Foreword
Lili Corbus, Essay
Anne Noggle, Photographer

Trim: 10.5" x 8.375"

Pages: 160

Illustrations: 82 duotone plates

American Photography

© 2019

FLIGHT OF SPIRIT is a commemorative retrospective featuring portfolios of Noggle’s photographs selected by Martha A. Strawn, president of the Anne Noggle Foundation, and discussed by art historian Lili Corbus. Respected art critic and writer Lucy R. Lippard contributes the foreword.

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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 an 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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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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Lit

The Work of Rose B. Simpson

Jonathan Batkin, Preface
Porter Swentzell, Essay
Yve Chavez, Essay

Pages: 76

Illustrations: 29 color and 8 black-and-white illustrations

Native American

New Mexico

Art

© 2018

This catalogue accompanied Rose B. Simpson’s first solo exhibition in 2018 at the Wheelwright Museum.

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