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Isomeric Design in Ancestral Pueblo Pottery
Trim: 10.5" x 9.5"
Illustrations: 50 color plates, 60 figures
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.
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Private Press Artistry in New Mexico
Trim: 10.5" x 8"
Illustrations: 92 color and 40 black-and-white illustrations
From nineteenth-century printers, to Santa Fe and Taos art colonists, to highly creative contemporary book artists.
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Sierra San Luis
Trim: 10.75" x 8.75"
Illustrations: 83 tritone plates
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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Contemporary Portrait of a Living Tradition
Trim: 6" x 8"
Illustrations: 57 duotones
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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Southwestern Native and Adaptive Trees, Shrubs, Wildflowers and Grasses
Trim: 10" x 10"
Illustrations: 160 color plates
Focusing on over two hundred plants, this guide assists the gardener in creating gardens of self-sustaining beauty.
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Trim: 9.5" x 11.5"
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Pinhole photographs were the first experimental images with the birth of the camera but the process was superseded by the modern camera and fell into obscurity.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.
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Trim: 11" x 9"
Illustrations: 21 color illustrations
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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Trim: 9.5" x 11"
Illustrations: 127 color plates
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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The Residential Designs of William Lumpkins
Trim: 9" x 11"
Illustrations: 94 drawings, 10 black-and-white photographs
Lumpkins pioneered the adobe passive-solar movement of the 1970s and 1980s, and creating modern architecture patterned after Pueblo-style architectural design.
Trim: 12.5" x 9.5"
Illustrations: 135 duotones
Photographic portraits document and explore the nature of traditional Pueblo life and its intersection with the non-pueblo modern world.