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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Willard Clark, Howard Cook, Betty Hahn, T. C. Cannon, Fritz Scholder, Frederick O’Hara, Adja Yunkers, and previously unpublished works by other artists such as Juan Pino, Margaret Herrera Chavez, Tina Fuentes, Yoshiko Shimano, and Ruth Connely.

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Olive Rush

Finding Her Place in the Santa Fe Art Colony

Jann Haynes Gilmore, Author

Trim: 11" x 9"

Pages: 292

Illustrations: 95 color and black-and-white illustrations

Biography

Art History

New Mexico

© 2016

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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Orale! Lowrider

Custom Made in New Mexico

Don J. Usner, Author

Trim: 13" x 10.5"

Pages: 180

Illustrations: 120 color and black-and-white photographs

Hispanic Culture

Photography

New Mexico

© 2016

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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The Pueblo Food Experience Cookbook

Whole Food of Our Ancestors

Roxanne Swentzell, Editor
Patricia M. Perea, Editor

Trim: 10" x 7.25"

Pages: 120

Illustrations: 51 color and black-and-white photographs, 9 drawings, 3 maps

Cookbook

Native American Culture

New Mexico

© 2016

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.

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Adventures in Physics and Pueblo Pottery

Memoirs of a Los Alamos Scientist

Francis H. Harlow
Dwight P. Lanmon

Trim: 8" x 10"

Pages: 204 pages

Illustrations: 24 black-and-white, 71 color illustrations

Science

History

New Mexico

© 2016

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.

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Chasing the Cure in New Mexico

Tuberculosis and the Quest for Health

Nancy Owen Lewis, Author
Joan M. Jensen, Foreword by

Trim: 8" x 9.75"

Pages: 336 pages

Illustrations: 82 black-and-white illustrations

History

New Mexico

Medicine

© 2016

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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Mabel Dodge Luhan and Company

American Moderns and the West

Lois P. Rudnick, Editor
MaLin Wilson-Powell, Editor

Trim: 9" x 11.5"

Pages: 220 pages

Illustrations: 120 color and 50 black-and-white illustrations

History

Art

Culture

© 2016

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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Look into My Eyes

Nuevomexicanos por Vida, '81–'83

Kevin Bubriski, Photographer
Miguel Gandert, Foreword by

Trim: 11" x 12"

Pages: 140 pages

Illustrations: 82 duotone photos

Culture

Photography

History

© 2016

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.

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The Spirit of Flamenco

From Spain to New Mexico

Nicolasa Chávez, Author

Trim: 9" x 11.5"

Pages: 192

Illustrations: 86 color

Art

History

Culture

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.

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Rudolfo Anaya's The Farolitos of Christmas

With “Season of Renewal” and “A Child’s Christmas in New Mexico, 1944”

Rudolfo Anaya, Author

Trim: 9" x 10"

Pages: 48

Illustrations: 6 color, line drawings

New Mexico

Tradition

This keepsake volume of Rudolfo Anaya's Christmas writings opens with the classic New Mexico Christmas story "The Farolitos of Christmas," newly illustrated by the award-winning artist Amy Córdova. Farolitos is Anaya's heartwarming tale of a beloved holiday tradition, of a promise, and of homecoming on Christmas Eve. This Christmas story by one of New Mexico's best-known authors (Bless Me Ultima) has delighted children and adults since it was first published in 1987.

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Jerry West

The Alchemy of Memory

Jerry West, author
Rebecca Solnit, Essays
MaLin Wilson-Powell, Essays
Joseph Traugott, Author

Trim: 10" x 12"

Pages: 192

Illustrations: 104 color plates and 18 illustrations

New Mexico

Art

This publication is a long-awaited and richly deserved retrospective of one of Santa Fe and New Mexico's most prominent artists. Dreams, memory, prairie, the night sky; demons, family, history; remoteness and the grandeur of the vast windmills, coyotes and low-flying ravens; childhood, manhood, a tiny white kite and an advancing storm; vulnerability and masculinity; the strong, saturated colors of a figurative artist of the subconscious nestled in personal history with his New Mexico roots intact.

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Turquoise, Water, Sky

Meaning and Beauty in Southwest Native Arts

Maxine E McBrinn, author

Trim: 9" x 11"

Pages: 172

Illustrations: 142 plates, 20 illustrations

History

Turquoise

Jewelry

In the past, as now, turquoise was valued for its color and beauty but also for its symbolic nature: sky, water, health, protection, and abundance. The book traces historical and contemporary jewelry made by Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and Santo Domingo artisans, and the continuously inventive ways the stone has been worked.

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Indian Country

The Art of David Bradley

Valerie Verzuh, Editor
Suzan Shown Harjo, Foreword

Trim: 11" x 11"

Pages: 144

Illustrations: 75 color plates

American Indian

Political

Art

"My paintings are socio-political statements. Because of their history and their current problems, Indian people are political by definition. I perceive myself both as an artist and an Indian rights activist, inviting collectors and art lovers to reconsider history and contemporary society."- David Bradley

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Gustave Baumann & Friends

Artist Cards from Holidays Past

Jean Moss, Author
Thomas Leech, author

Trim: 8" x 9"

Pages: 112

Illustrations: 85 color images

Baumann

Artist Cards

Holiday

Of all the artists who have called Santa Fe home, Gustave Baumann is among the most beloved. For nearly five decades beginning in 1918, the renowned printmaker cultivated friendships with other art colonists that were full of the colorful, artistic, humorous, small town flavor brought to life in this delightful collection of holiday cards the artists made for each other and their families.rnrnB.J.O. Nordfeldt, Ernest Blumenschein, Will Shuster, Doel Reed, Willard Nash, and John Sloan, and many more, join Baumann in the Christmas and New Year greeting cards assembled here that range from satirical and whimsical to humorous and hopeful, with commentary about the current state of the world or the artist’s place in the world. Woodcuts, photo-engraving, lithography, etching—the hand-drawn, hand-printed and hand-colored cards show off the personalities of the artists and how the events of the world around them touched their lives in personal, often bemused ways.rn

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Classic Hopi and Zuni Kachina Figures

Barton Wright, Author
Andrea Portago, Photographer

Trim: 10" x 12"

Pages: 186

Illustrations: 84 color photographs, 31 duotones

Culture

American Indian

Religion

© 2006

Photographer Andrea Portago saw her first kachina in the early seventies in the studio of George Terasaki, from whom her friend and collaborator Andy Warhol was buying Native American art. When Alan Kessler’s collection of kachinas was auctioned at Sotheby’s in 1997, an extraordinary collection of classic kachina figures was unveiled that served as the impetus for Portago’s exploration of the carvings. Presented here are classic-era (1880s-1940s) Hopi and Zuni carved dolls that have rarely been displayed. Portago gracefully photographed these rare figures using available light so as not to distort their colors, and to reveal their drama and passion.

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Southwest Flavor

Adela Amador's Tales from the Kitchen

Adela Amador, Author
New Mexico Magazine, Author

Trim: 9" x 6"

Pages: 128

Illustrations: color illustrations

Cookbook

Southwest

History

This keepsake New Mexico cookbook takes its name from Adela Amador's much-loved column in New Mexico Magazine. Adela's recollections of meals prepared for family and friends over the years, many for New Mexico holidays, are accompanied by dozens of recipes. The volume is organized seasonally and includes charming illustrations and a glossary of Spanish names and terms.

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