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Passions in Print

Private Press Artistry in New Mexico

Pamela S. Smith, Author
Richard Polese, Author

Trim: 10.5" x 8"

Pages: 224

Illustrations: 92 color and 40 black-and-white illustrations

Art

History

Santa Fe

© 2006

From nineteenth-century printers, to Santa Fe and Taos art colonists, to highly creative contemporary book artists.

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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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Pilgrimage to Chimayó

Contemporary Portrait of a Living Tradition

Sam Howarth, Author

Trim: 6" x 8"

Pages: 80

Illustrations: 57 duotones

Folklore/Folk Arts

New Mexico

Religion

© 1999

Photographs document the most popular spiritual pilgrimage in the country the annual Easter week walk to New Mexico's Santuario de Chimayó.

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Plants for Natural Gardens

Southwestern Native and Adaptive Trees, Shrubs, Wildflowers and Grasses

Judith Phillips, Author

Trim: 10" x 10"

Pages: 148

Illustrations: 160 color plates

Guide

Garden

Natural

© 1995

Focusing on over two hundred plants, this guide assists the gardener in creating gardens of self-sustaining beauty.

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Poetics of Light

Pinhole Photography

Eric Renner, Author
Nancy Spencer, Author

Trim: 9.5" x 11.5"

Pages: 212

Illustrations: 190 color photographs plus gatefolds

Photography

International

History

Pinhole photographs were the first experimental images with the birth of the camera but the process was superseded by the modern camera and fell into obscurity. This The art of capturing an image through an improvised pinhole device traces back to ancient China and Greece through the Renaissance, reaching its height of popularity in the 1880s. The era of the modern sharp-focus lens camera marked the end of pinhole photography as a major art form. Three decades ago Eric Renner resuscitated the form with his publication Pinhole Journal that ushered in a resurgence of interest by artists seeking an alternative, often conceptual vision and alternative to sharp-focus photography. Renner and Nancy Spencer have out of this effort built the world's largest collection of pinhole art from 31 countries and 500 of artists comprising 6000 images. Pinhole offers new ways of exploring the world using the simplest, improvised mechanisms fashioned of oat boxes, sea shells, and other surprising materials to create images of mysterious, sometimes disturbing beauty in dreamlike landscapes, portraits, still-lifes, abstractions, and politically charged images. In pinhole it is the camera object that looks but the artist that sees, thus accounting for the considerable mystery and poetry that is pinhole photography. Primitive in technological terms, it allows us to visualize things we cannot see. A photograph made with the pinhole camera is always a recording of the cameras "gaze," showing what it looked at, not what the human being saw. The photographer no longer constructs subjective representations; he merely assists at the birth of the image. This book along with the accompanying exhibition, presents two hundred contemporary images representing the finest artistry achieved in pinhole photography, most never before published. Artists Paolo Gioli (Italy), Shi Guorui (China) and Bethany de Forest (Netherlands) join an exceptional roster from Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Poland, and the United States, accounting for the comprehensive nature of this monumental collection.

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Pop Flop's Great Balloon Ride

Nancy Abruzzo, Author
Noel Chilton, Illustrator

Trim: 11" x 9"

Pages: 32

Illustrations: 21 color illustrations

Folklore/Folk Arts

New Mexico

© 2005

Pop Flop is up and away in a big balloon high in the sky during Balloon Fiesta! Suitable for ages 4-8.

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Preternatural

Michael Scott

Michael Scott, Author

Trim: 9.5" x 11"

Pages: 156

Illustrations: 127 color plates

American Art

Landscapes

Fine Art

© 2022

Michael Scott’s landscapes embody the primacy of place. They draw from memory, archetypes, and iconic works of the American canon. His paintings aim not to capture a landscape’s particularity, as such, but to infuse it with the regenerative spirit of nature itself. He brings to the work his own sense of wonder, enabling viewers to engage with it from their own points of view. They are rewarded with a portal into America’s wild places, where the elements take center stage.

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Pueblo Architecture and Modern Adobes

The Residential Designs of William Lumpkins

Joseph Traugott, Author

Trim: 9" x 11"

Pages: 144

Illustrations: 94 drawings, 10 black-and-white photographs

History

Environmental Studies

New Mexico

© 1998

Lumpkins pioneered the adobe passive-solar movement of the 1970s and 1980s, and creating modern architecture patterned after Pueblo-style architectural design.

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Pueblo Artists

Portraits

Toba Pato Tucker, Author

Trim: 12.5" x 9.5"

Pages: 160

Illustrations: 135 duotones

American Indians

Photography

Nature

© 2001

Photographic portraits document and explore the nature of traditional Pueblo life and its intersection with the non-pueblo modern world.

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Pueblo Chico

Land and Lives in Galisteo since 1814

Lucy R. Lippard, Author

Trim: 8.5" x 10"

Pages: 336

Illustrations: 200 black-and-white and color photographs

New Mexico History

Galisteo

© 2020

In her second book on Galisteo, New Mexico, cultural historian Lucy R. Lippard writes about the place she has lived for a quarter century. The history of a place she refers to as Pueblo Chico (little town) is based largely on other people’s memories―those of the descendants of the original settlers in the early 1800s, heirs of the Spanish colonizers and the indigenous colonized who courageously settled this isolated valley despite official neglect and threats of Indian raids. The memories of those who came later―Hispano and Anglo―also echo through this book. But too many lives have already receded into the land, and few remain to tell the stories. The land itself has the longest memory, harboring traces of towns, trails, agriculture, and other land use that goes back thousands of years.

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