Download the MNMP 2013 Fall Books in Print Catalog.
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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Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment
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. â€”David Ondrik, Photo-Eye