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Casa San Ysidro

The Gutiérrez/Minge House in Corrales, New Mexico

Ward Alan Minge, Author

Trim: 9.5" x 8.5"

Pages: 132

Illustrations: 72 color and black-and-white photographs

New Mexico History

Spanish Colonial Art

© 2017

Across the road from the Old Church in the Village of Corrales, New Mexico, stands Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez/Minge House built circa 1875. Listed on the State Register of Cultural Properties and El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Interpretive Trail, it is named for the original owners and the couple who purchased the property, then restored and expanded it to evoke New Mexico’s past. Inside the adobe walls of Casa San Ysidro are the artifacts and furnishings used when New Mexico was a remote frontier.

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Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest

Jack Loeffler, Editor
Meredith Davidson, Editor

Trim: 9.5" x 7.5"

Pages: 208

Illustrations: 88 color and black-and-white photographs

Counterculture

Southwest

© 2017

This book pays homage to the counterculture movement in New Mexico and the Southwest through the words and photographs of a select gathering of people who lived it.

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No Idle Hands

The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art

Laura M. Addison, Editor & Contributor

Trim: 11" x 9.75"

Pages: 264

Illustrations: 141 color plates, 41 figures

Folk Art

Art History

Wood Carving

© 2017

Tramp art describes a particular type of wood carving practiced in the United States and Europe between the 1880s and 1940s in which discarded cigar boxes and fruit crates were notched and layered to make a variety of domestic objects. These were primarily boxes and frames in addition to small private altars, crosses, wall pockets, clock cases, plant stands, and even furniture. Whittling objects such as chains and ball-in-cage whimsies was a common hobby—including among rail-riding “hobos”—and for many years “tramp art” was believed to have been made by these itinerants as well. Although this notion has been widely dispelled, the name has stuck. In recent years efforts have been made to identify makers by name and reveal their stories. While some examples of tramp art may be attributed to itinerants, this carving style was more commonly a practice of working-class men creating functional objects for their households.

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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

© 2015

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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