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285 Broken Dreams: Photographing Southeast New Mexico to Texas

This beautifully crafted publication is a cultural survey of eastern New Mexico towards west Texas, a rural area joined by U.S. Route 285. These documentary photographs tell the story of the region†. . .

285 Broken Dreams: Photographing Southeast New Mexico to Texas

Through the Lens

From the 1850s to the present, photography has been an effective medium for exploring, documenting, and promoting the great frontiers of civilization. Through the Lens provides a historical and conte . . .

Through the Lens

Santa Fe in a Week (more or less): A Guide to Historically Significant Places, Events & Things to Do

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Santa Fe in a Week (more or less): A Guide to Historically Significant Places, Events & Things to Do

Down Country

Synthesizes archeaological and historical research to create a landmark study of the Southern Tewa Pueblo culture that rose, faltered, reasserted itself, and ultimately, perished in the Galisteo. . . .

Down Country

Down Country

Renowned writer and Galisteo resident Lucy R. Lippard synthesizes archeological and historical research to create this landmark study. Acclaimed photographer Edward Ranney contributes eighty documenta . . .

Down Country

Founded in 1951, the Museum of New Mexico Press is an award-winning publisher of finely designed and crafted books that reflect the collections of the Museum of New Mexico and explore the culture of the Southwest.

Specializations include fine art and folk art, photography, Native Americana, the Hispanic Southwest, nature and gardening, and architecture and style.

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Featured Title

Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment
Katherine Ware

Earth Now is the companion book to the New Mexico Museum of Art's upcoming exhibition of the same name. At 188 pages, it has 25 duotone and 66 color plates, with a two-part essay by museum curator Katherine Ware. The essay is the heart of the book, as it provides context for the exhibition and the included images. It's informative and easy to read, two qualities that don't always go together in museum publications....The book surveys the broad spectrum of landscape photography and what it tells us about our relationship with the natural world. Hope and pessimism are given nearly equal weight, and the photographers range from international icons to small-town New Mexico artists. There's an egalitarian approach to media as well; black and white, color, film, digital, view cameras, cell phones, f64 and image-constructions are all represented. The desire to represent our environment is what unites these disparate ways of making images, and I'm impressed with how tightly knit and well integrated the selection of images is.... I found the book very absorbing and I'm eager to see the exhibition when it opens on April 8th. —David Ondrik, Photo-Eye
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