Museum of New Mexico Press


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Hardcover $16.95

Owl in a Straw Hat

El Tecolote del sombrero de paja

Rudolfo Anaya, Author
Enrique R. Lamadrid , Spanish Translator

Trim: 8.5" x 11"

Pages: 40

Illustrations: 13 color illustrations

Children's Fiction


© 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.


Paperbound $25

Painted Perfection

The Pottery of Dextra Quotskuyva

Martha Hopkins Struever, Author

Pages: 124

Illustrations: 154 color, 3 black-and-white illustrations

Native American


© 2001

Native American pottery scholar, collector, and dealerrnMartha H. Struever worked closely with Dextra Quotskuyva for a quarter century. This book, a companion to a retrospective exhibition at the Wheelwright Museum in 2001, explores Quotskuyva’s craft, artistry, traditions and innovations that set her apart from other Pueblo potters of her generation.


Jacketed Hardcover $37.50

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



© 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.


Cloth $34.95

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



Santa Fe

© 2006

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


Hardcover $50


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



© 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?


Paperback $14.95

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


© 1999

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


Paperback $27.50

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




© 1995

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


Hardbound $55.00

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




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.


Cloth Distributed $12.95

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.


Jacketed Clothbound $50


Michael Scott

Michael Scott, Author

Trim: 9.5" x 11"

Pages: 156

Illustrations: 127 color plates

American Art


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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