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THE AMERICAN PUEBLO INDIAN ACTIVITY BOOK
Fun Projects for Children and Parents
By Walter D. Yoder, PhD

Games, cut-outs, stories, puzzles, pictures to color.

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Sharing the art and culture of Native Americans of the Southwest is a very important activity. For centuries these inventive people, the original inhabitants of the arid southwestern part of the United States, have survived a beautiful but demanding environment. They have produced unique buildings and wonderful arts and crafts. This book offers over 40 pages of comprehensive activities centered around the contributions of these resourceful people.

Children learn about the “Land of the Pueblos” through an exciting variety of games, puzzles, identification activities, vocabulary recognition, word searches, time lines, art activities, and more. Parents and teachers will find a wealth of ideas on ways of sharing the exciting facets of Southwestern pueblo history.

Walter Yoder has illustrated this one-of-a-kind book with dozens of informative black and white pictures. Field tested and educator approved, the book provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of Western U.S. history. He received a PhD in curriculum development and the arts from Michigan State University and has held teaching and administrative posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=FhCOQJGwBHIC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-219-4
48 pp.,$14.95


ARTS AND CRAFTS PROJECTS OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
By Nancy Krenz and Patricia Byrnes

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This book has a threefold purpose: to build cultural appreciation, to present workable art projects and to utilize inexpensive and indigenous materials of the American Southwest. This illustrated guide shows how to make interesting, educational and fun projects with and for children at the elementary level, ages 5 to 12. The authors know their business and have carefully calculated each lesson—making sure that the procedures are directed toward a satisfactory goal. Their methods have been put to the test and the results are self-evident as one reads the basic and well-planned instructions. Projects include a corn husk doll, sand painting, candle holders, tin craft, a musical instrument, paper flowers, and basket weaving as well as recipes, Mexican songs and dances and Indian games. Index.

Nancy Krenz has a Masters Degree in art education from the University of New Mexico and was an elementary school teacher for seven years. Her interest in art and culture was enhanced by teaching “art in the bush” to teachers for two summers in Sierra Leone, West Africa, with the International Teach Corps.

Patricia Byrnes is a native New Mexican and has a BS Degree from the University of New Mexico. Her interest in arts and crafts stems from a need to provide an outlet for her children and she also found it good therapy for her one handicapped child.


Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-1-63293-119-3
160 pp.,$24.95


THE BIG AMERICAN SOUTHWEST ACTIVITY BOOK
Fun Projects for Children and Parents
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D.

Illustrations, cut-outs, stories, games, puzzles, pictures to color.

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This comprehensive activity book for children offers over 50 pages of action-packed fun highlighting the contributions of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo peoples to our multi-cultural environment. It includes nine sections:

The Land
Desert Wonders
Natural Things
Pioneers
Hispanic Heritage
Native Crafts
Kachina Art
Sand Painting
Mud, Clay and Stone

Projects are presented in a variety of formats such as word searches, puzzles, matching objects, picture construction and mystery puzzles that offer fascinating facts about the American Southwest and natural history that entertain and stretch the mind.

Walter D. Yoder received a Ph.D. in curriculum development and the arts from Michigan State University. He has held teaching and administration posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico. He is also the author of The American Pueblo Indian Activity Book, The Old Santa Fe Trail Activity Book, The Camino Real Activity Book, The Big New Mexico Activity Book, and The Big Spanish Heritage Activity Book, all from Sunstone Press.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=d8DlndwtgGsC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-265-1
64 pp.,$14.95


THE BIG NEW MEXICO ACTIVITY BOOK
Fun Projects for Children and Parents
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D.

Games, cut-outs, puzzles, stories and pictures to color.

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Here is a comprehensive activity book for children which entertains and stretches the mind. The Big New Mexico Activity Book offers over 90 pages of action-packed fun highlighting the contributions of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo peoples to our multi-cultural environment.

There are nine sections on Hispanic Folk Art Kachinas, Spanish Missions, Sand Painting, Rock Art Designs, Pottery Designs, and Native American Art. Projects are presented with a variety of formats such as word searches, puzzles, matching objects, picture construction and more. The author has richly illustrated this one-of-a-kind book with over 250 black and white pictures. Field-tested and educator approved, the book provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of New Mexico’s heritage.

Walter D. Yoder received a PhD in Curriculum Development and the Arts from Michigan State University. He has held teaching and administrative posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=W_ewrfnMilQC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-209-5
96 pp.,$16.95


THE BIG SPANISH HERITAGE ACTIVITY BOOK
Hispanic Settlers in the Southwest
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D.

Games, cut-outs, puzzles, stories and pictures to color.

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This comprehensive activity book for children offers action-packed fun highlighting the contributions of the Hispanic Colonial settlers in the multi-cultural environment of the American Southwest.

There are eight sections: The Age of Discovery, The New World, Colonial Life, The Camino Real, The Native Americans, Hispanic Art, Hispanic Architecture, and Hispanic Crafts. Projects are presented in a variety of formats such as illustrations to complete, word searches, matching names and ideas, picture construction, puzzles, and more.

This entertaining activity book, richly illustrated by the author, provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of the Hispanic settlement of America.

Walter D. Yoder received a PhD in Curriculum Development and the Arts from Michigan State University and has held teaching and administrative posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=VtqF9io-cCEC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-239-2
64 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-932-5
64 pp.,$7.99


THE CAMINO REAL (THE KING'S ROAD) ACTIVITY BOOK
Projects for Children That Educate About Spanish Settlers in the American Southwest
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D.

Illustrations, games, puzzles, pictures to color.

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The Camino Real was important in the early development and settlement of the American Southwest. This book offers over 40 pages of comprehensive activities detailing the long and scenic trade route between the Western Territories and old Mexico. Children learn about the Camino Real through an exciting variety of games, puzzles, identification activities, vocabulary recognition, word searches, time lines, art activities, and more. Parents and teachers will find a wealth of ideas on ways of sharing the exciting history of our multi-cultural Southwestern environment. The author has illustrated this one-of-a-kind book with dozens of informative black and white pictures. Field tested and educator approved, the book provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of Western U.S. history.

Walter D. Yoder received a PhD in curriculum development and the arts from Michigan State University. He has held teaching and administrative posts at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, and the University of New Mexico.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=MmprNc8215UC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-218-7
48 pp.,$16.95


CENTURIES OF HANDS
An Architectural History of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Taos, New Mexico
By Van Dorn Hooker with Corina A. Santistevan

Photographs, Drawings, Bibliography

“Hooker was the University Architect in Albuquerque when he became involved with preservation issues at St. Francis of Assisi in 1966. He and Corina A. Santistevan, archivist for the church, present an in-depth historical view of the church through an examination of its role in the community, its architectural construction, its interior furnishings and the various solutions (and mistakes) undertaken to restore it. An excellent, detailed analysis of the life of a building.” (Books of the Southwest)

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St. Francis of Assisi Church in Taos, New Mexico, is one of the most widely recognized buildings in the United States. It has been photographed by thousands of people who have visited it including professional photographers, and painted by scores of artists in various media. Its image has appeared in books, magazines, newspapers and travel brochures. But the church did not always look like it does today. Since its original construction in the early nineteenth century, it has gone through many periods of remodeling. In the recent past, St. Francis of Assisi Church has been the focus of historic preservation by a devoted congregation and the priests who led them. Their united effort saved the church from serious deterioration and abandonment. An annual program of replastering with mud in addition to repair and repainting are keeping the church in better condition than ever before. The writing of this book was inspired by this effort.

Van Dorn Hooker, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, was the university architect for the University of New Mexico from 1963 until he retired in 1987. Prior to that he was a partner in the architectural firm of McHugh and Hooker, Bradley P. Kidder and Associates, Santa Fe, architects for many churches in New Mexico including Our Lady of Guadalupe in Santa Fe and St. James Episcopal Church in Taos. He followed the restoration of St. Francis of Assisi Church for many years and his collection of notes and photographs made this book possible.

Corina Santistevan, the archivist and historian for St. Francis of Assisi Church, is a native of Ranchos de Taos. She was a charter member of the Taos County Historical Society and a distinguished educator. Her knowledge of the history of the church and the Taos Valley has been acknowledged by many well known writers and historians she assisted through the years.

NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE said: "Almost anything anybody will want to know about these significant buildings and their communities can be found here or in the many references listed in the bibliographies found with each of the chapters."


Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-234-7
162 pp.,$22.95


DONE IN THE SUN
Solar Projects For Children
By Anne Hillerman

A children’s guide to solar energy including 11 easy projects.

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In easy-to-read style, simple experiments with common household objects teach young readers first-hand about solar power. The book makes learning fun and appeals to children who want to try things out for themselves. Step-by-step directions are given for each experiment along with a complete list of the items needed. In each project, the sun is the hero and (in story form) the book uses three children as characters to ask questions and the perform the experiments which are “done in the sun.” Parents and teachers will welcome this book as an aid to explaining how the sun works for all of us. Fully illustrated, black and white line drawings, bibliography.

Anne Hillerman is a professional journalist and writer and is the author of many books including Children’s Guide to Santa Fe, also from Sunstone Press. She is the daughter of Southwest mystery writer Tony Hillerman and lives in Santa Fe with her photographer husband.

BOOKS OF THE SOUTHWEST reported: "...an interesting introduction to solar power."

Website: http://www.wordharvest.com
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=1EsLJedf_icC
Email: wordharvest@wordharvest.com

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-018-3
32 pp.,$9.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-870-0
32 pp.,$5.99


FURNITURE OF SPANISH NEW MEXICO
A Definitive Study of this Colonial Artform
By Alan C. Vedder

Illustrated, photographs, glossary

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Traditional Spanish New Mexican furniture can best be characterized as simple, having straight lines and good, honest proportions, all of which give these pieces a particular type of dignity. As is true of other handmade objects in a given society, furniture made in New Mexico mirrored the lives of New Mexicans in the 18th and 19th centuries—isolation and a rugged existence. The earliest furniture was made for churches and a few rich families. Even well into the 19th century, the average home was devoid of pieces considered common today: chairs, tables and beds. The author regards the traditional period in Spanish New Mexican furniture to begin about 1776 and extend until almost 1900. The pieces in this book illustrate the important contributions made by the Spanish in the 18th and 19th centuries to this form of the decorative arts.

Alan C. Vedder, because of his interest in architectural and artistic fields and despite only general formal education in those areas, had a fascination for New Mexican culture. These interests were expanded and intensified when he began working with E. Boyd in the newly-established Spanish Colonial Department of the Museum of New Mexico. He worked closely with her for almost twenty years and together they explored, empirically, the Spanish cultural background of New Mexico. Mr. Vedder specialized in conservation of New Mexican Spanish Colonial objects, having conserved a famous bulto at El Santuario de Chimayo and the altar screens at Rosario Chapel in Santa Fe and at Santa Cruz Church in Española. He acted as a consultant to various museums including the American Museum in Britain at Bath, England, for which he collected, designed and installed their permanent exhibit of New Mexican rooms. Dedicated to all aspects of New Mexico’s Spanish Colonial culture, Mr. Vedder’s primary goal was to further the appreciation of traditional New Mexican furniture.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=BuoB_XNwgFUC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-91327-066-0
96 pp.,$18.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-927-1
96 pp.,$9.99


KACHINAS
A Selected Bibliography of American Indian Folk Figures
By Marcia Muth

“…a brief introduction tells what a Kachina [doll] is both to the Native American and to the collector of their art. This book will be a positive addition to anyone interested in this important aspect of the American Southwest.” (Denver Westerners’ Roundup)

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Kachinas are supernatural beings from Indian religion and this selected bibliography lists over 100 references to magazine articles and books with information about them. Kachinas are often represented in carved and painted Indian dolls. The book contains an essay that explains the various aspects and meanings of the Kachina in Indian life and gives historical and philosophical background information. Eight full-page black and white drawings by New Mexico artist Glen Strock illustrate the text. Collectors will find this book invaluable and for the general reader it offers an introduction to a popular Indian art form and mythological figure.

Marcia Muth was a writer and an American folk artist. Even though she is internationally recognized as an artist—her paintings are in the permanent collections of several museums and in many private collections—poetry was her way of recording her life experiences since she was a child. “Poetry has served me well as a way to respond to people, places and events in the world. It is my second language,” she said. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1919 and grew up in Indiana and western New York State. She received degrees from the University of Michigan and lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is also the author of A World Set Apart, Memory Paintings; Writing and Selling Poetry, Fiction, Articles, Plays & Local History; How to Paint and Sell Your Art; Indian Pottery of the Southwest; Fake Ivory, Poems; Ma Frump’s Cultural Guide to Plastic Gardening which won a first place award in the 2008 New Mexico Book Awards; Post Card Views and Other Souvenirs, Poems; Thin Ice and Other Poems; Sticks and Stones and Other Poems, and Words and Images, Poems, all from Sunstone Press. Her biography, Left Early, Arrived Late, by Teddy Jones, was also published by Sunstone Press She has been named a Santa Fe Living Treasure in recognition of her many accomplishments.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=FRIWAQAAIAAJ&dq=9780865340312&cd=1

Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-031-2
32 pp.,$12.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-881-6
32 pp.,$3.99


LEARNING TO COLOR WITH RHYMES
For Children with Color on Their Minds
By Burdys D. Page

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This book will help teach a child the meaning of color by involving the child in coloring pictures that are described in short verses, or rhymes. Parents, other family members, and friends can help instill imagination by pointing to various objects in the drawings and have the child suggest a color. Animals, trees, flowers, and birds will also become part of their “familiar” experience.

Burdys D. Page has written stories for children all her life. She specializes in poems and stories about animals because she feels this gets the attention of all age groups.


Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11, Illustrated
ISBN: 978-0-86534-146-3
32 pp.,$14.95


LORETTO AND THE MIRACULOUS STAIRCASE
The History of the Staircase Built Without Hands
By Alice Bullock

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Who built the mysterious spiral staircase in the little chapel at Loretto Inn in Santa Fe, New Mexico? Was it a master craftsman or the work of good St. Joseph? Archbishop John B. Lamy had the chapel, patterned after the Sainte-Chapelle of Paris, built for the Sisters of Loretto and the young ladies of the academy. When the school closed after more than a century of outstanding service, the site was sold. Old and new owners agreed that the chapel, and the famous staircase, must be preserved for its beauty and peace—now and in the future.

Alice Bullock explored “the Land of Enchantment” in depth, ferreting out the legends and folklore of New Mexico. She spent almost three years collecting these stories, recording and thus saving many of them for posterity. An “almost-native” New Mexican (she arrived in the area at age eight) Alice grew up in Gardiner and graduated from Colfax County High School in Raton. She became a country school teacher and then a reporter and freelance writer. She is also the author of Living Legends of the Santa Fe Country, Mountain Villages of New Mexico, and Monumental Ghosts, all from Sunstone Press.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=lK1cAAAAMAAJ&q=0913270806&dq=0913270806&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Fe_PT5iIBISQ2

Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-91327-080-6
18 pp.,$12.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-948-6
18 pp.,$2.99


MA FRUMP'S CULTURAL GUIDE TO PLASTIC GARDENING
A Humorous Approach to All-Season Gardening
By Marcia Muth

Colorful, All-Season Gardening With Plastic Plants And Flowers

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• Do you want to spend less time gardening?
• Are you looking for ways to save water?
• Have you been disappointed in the way your garden turned out?
• Do you dread the dull winter months?
• Do you understand the true meaning of “garden loveliness”?
• Do you want people to stop by your garden and exclaim in surprise and wonder at what they see?

Ma Frump has colorful answers to these questions and many helpful suggestions that will make you a happy gardener wherever you live and in all seasons of the year.

Marcia Muth is an American folk artist. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1919 and grew up in Indiana and western New York State. She received degrees from the University of Michigan and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work is in private and public collections including The Jewish Museum (New York), The Albuquerque Museum, Museum of Fine Arts (Santa Fe) and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (Beaumont). She is the author of thirteen books including A World Set Apart, Memory Paintings, also from Sunstone Press.

Sample Chapter
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=Qjb78wMNVlwC&dq=isbn:0865346119

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-611-6
64 pp.,$16.95


MARIA MAKING POTTERY
The Story of Famous American Indian Potter Maria Martinez
By Hazel Hyde

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Maria Martinez is the renowned late potter of San Ildefonso Pueblo in New Mexico whose pots were often given by President Lyndon Johnson to visiting heads of state. This book tells, in simple terms and photographs, how she produced her famous polished blackware. Maria’s pots are in museums and private collections all over the world. Hazel Hyde originally composed a picture story similar to the current book about Maria Martinez in 1930 for the students in her private school in New York City to teach them about pottery making among American Southwestern Indians.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=iRD2AQAACAAJ&dq=Maria+Making+Pottery+Sunstone

Softcover:
6 X 9
ISBN: 978-0-86534-156-2
32 pp.,$12.95


A MORE ABUNDANT LIFE
New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico
By Jacqueline Hoefer

LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED IN COLOR AND B&W

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Artists began coming to New Mexico in the late nineteenth century. They came from everywhere, from Maine to California and a few from Europe. They were attracted by the dazzling New Mexican landscape, the hospitality of town and village life, and very important, the Indian and Hispanic cultures that had shaped the artistic imagination of New Mexico for centuries.

From an artist’s point of view it was a rich mix, and between art and odd jobs, they managed to make a living. Until the Great Depression of the 1930s. Then, as the artist Louie Ewing said, “the jobs ran out.” No matter what you were willing to do, there was no work, and nobody was buying pictures and pots.

Help came from Washington. New Deal planners offered artists jobs to “beautify” the community. Almost immediately, artists in New Mexico picked up their brushes and chisels, and for almost ten years, between 1933 to 1943, signed onto Federal programs.

How did artists, traditionally loners, like working for the government? When the Santa Fe artist William Lumpkins was asked, he said: “We thought it was heaven on earth to be paid to paint.”

Fortunately, many New Deal artists had the opportunity to speak for themselves. In state-sponsored interviews they tell us in their own words what the New Deal art programs meant to them. Their rich interpretations of that experience and a selection of the work they produced is what this book is about.

JACQUELINE HOEFER’s publications include Imagining the Garden, a book of poems; Weather Songs, three poems set to music by Lanham Deal; and critical essays on contemporary writers, among them, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Norman Mailer. Her latest book is Night in a White Wood, New and Selected Poems.

Mrs. Hoefer received a Ph.D. in American literature from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and in the early 1960s taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and at San Francisco State University. In 1967, she joined her husband Peter Hoefer in starting Hoefer Scientific Instruments, a San Francisco company specializing in producing instruments for biological research. After Peter Hoefer’s death in 1987, she carried on as chief executive officer. She is currently an editor for Sunstone Press.

Website: http://www.newdeallegacy.org
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=TsiVodGK2cAC

Hardcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-305-4
196 pp.,$60.00

Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-371-9
196 pp.,$45.00


THE NATIVE MARKET OF THE SPANISH NEW MEXICAN CRAFTSMAN, 1933-1940
By Sarah Nestor

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Anglo-Americans in New Mexico were a major cause of the decline of traditional Spanish New Mexican crafts in the nineteenth century; in a reverse swing, they helped to bring about a revival in the twentieth century. When the railroad came west in the 1880s life in New Mexico changed almost overnight, and crafts which had thrived in isolation declined rapidly. Then in the 1920s and 1930s artists, anthropologists, educators, and other patrons in the state, recognizing the unique beauty and charm of New Mexico's Spanish colonial crafts, saw the need not only to preserve crafts from the past, but also to encourage their revival in the present.

Foremost among these patrons was Leonora Curtin of Santa Fe. Born into a prominent but rather bohemian family, she was instrumental in promoting this revival. In 1934, during the darkest years of the Great Depression, Native Market was born. This endeavor, which became the forerunner of today’s world famous yearly Santa Fe Spanish Market, was Leonora’s brainchild. Greatly involved in the local art scene of the times, Leonora recognized the pressing need to preserve the rapidly vanishing traditional craft production of Spanish speaking artisans of the region. Through her leadership, dedication, and outreach, New Mexico’s Hispano crafts people and artists were given renewed opportunities to market their often enchantingly beautiful creations through the successful commercial venture known as Native Market.

This is that story.

Sample Chapter
Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=WUc9YA_2Uv8C&dq=978-0-86534-730-4&source=gbs_navlinks_s

Softcover:
ISBN: 978-0-86534-734-2
120 pp.,$18.95


OLD IVORY & OHME PORCELAIN
Comprehensive Identification Guide
By Alma Hillman, David Goldschmitt and Adam Szynkiewicz

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Stroll through Victorian Europe to the German state Silesia and trace the escape route used by members of the Ohme family as they fled from Russian soldiers in World War II. Visit the tomb of Hermann and his wife Anna in Dresden which had been thought to be lost forever. Discover the endless variety of the beautiful porcelain pieces and the secrets to correctly identifying your Ohme collection.

This book is an in-depth look at identifying and classifying Old Ivory China and Clear Glaze Porcelains. See clear and accurate photos of newly discovered marks, blanks and patterns to satisfy your desire to identify every piece of your cherished collection. For Ohme collectors everywhere.

Alma Hillman has been an antique dealer for over 30 years who has specialized in the porcelain of Hermann Ohme since moving to Maine in 1986. She and her husband Les, ran a successful antiques shop in Searsport, Maine for the next twenty years. Along with David Goldschmitt, she published the groundbreaking book on the elusive topic of Old Ivory China, entitled Old Ivory China: The Mystery Explored through Collector’s Books in 1998. A charter member of the national Society for Old Ivory and Ohme Porcelain, she served as president, vice president and auction chairman. After traveling to Germany and Poland to further research Ohme porcelain she and David began the arduous task of an expanded and updated resource.

David Goldschmitt has been a practicing Emergency Physician for the past 25 years with a specialty in Disaster Medicine and Homeland Security. He has been an avid collector of porcelain for over twenty years with a passion to solve a good mystery. Born and raised in New Jersey, his ties to Maine date back to his childhood. Old Ivory China, imported so heavily in Maine, is the representation of this second home. He is also the author of Medical Disaster Response.


Hardcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-910-0
338 pp.,$95.00


PASTECRAFT
The Simple Art of Decorating Surfaces and Objects with a Section on Calligraphy
By Mary Lou Cook

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Here is a truly unique and exciting folk art that makes people want to call Aunt Mary in Des Moines and tell her how easy it is. You can almost learn it over the phone. Created and named by Mary Lou Cook, pastecraft is simple and fun for the "veriest" beginner, as the author says. Using paste, fabric and shellac to cover solid objects, PASTECRAFT is practical, creative and absolutely no-fail. It can transform throw-aways into something of beauty for gifts and home decorating. One can cover old trunks, suitcases, books, the refrigerator, frames, coffee tables, trays, file cabinets, and on and on and on. This book is a "must" for every home, classroom and therapist's office. It brings ideas, inspiration, self-esteem, and joy to the maker, and it even convinces the so-called "non-creative" person that he or she can truly do wonders with simple ingredients. And, included in this book is almost forty pages devoted to calligraphy, including instructions, ideas, quotes, and broadsides that can be reproduced for framing.

MARY LOU COOK, a.k.a. MLC, is a true Renaissance woman, a master teacher, author, calligrapher, nuclear waste activist, inspirational speaker, Bishop of the Cloth, peace advocate, philosopher, bookbinder, needlewoman, counselor, and designer. And, to top it off, she has been named a Santa Fe Living Treasure. MLC has received many national and international honors and awards, and is often featured in book and the media. She calls herself an octogeranium. A rare flower indeed!

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=MrUAlcbUoqgC

Softcover:
8 1/2 X 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-342-9
112 pp.,$18.95


THE POTTER'S ODYSSEY
How To Create Your Own Pottery
By Willard Spence

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Many books about ceramics provide technique upon technique, tool upon tool, recipe upon recipe. Mastery of gadgets and quick, tricky how-to-do-it techniques may seem the way to go. But this leaves no place for adventure. This book has good recipes, of course, but it is really for those who will ultimately create their own new recipes and forms. The motivation is in the mind. Guideposts are necessary and they must be visualized. This book is written in the belief that the motivation will find the method.

Willard Spence pioneered the development of special glazes, mixing over two hundred samples. He perfected medium-range zinc crystal glazes and developed a remarkable low temperature iron crystal aventurine glaze. Spence studied design at the University of Denver and the University of Chicago. Later, living in Taos, New Mexico, he operated the gallery Casa de Artes and was instrumental in the founding of the New Mexico Potters’ Association. He has also taught ceramics in Continuing Education programs at the Denver Center of the University of Colorado and the Taos Center of the University of New Mexico. He has advised his many students to work firsthand with many materials and to “unravel their secrets for the added dimension of creative discovery.”

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=VdplrhS_DXEC&q=086534003X&dq=086534003X&hl=en&sa=X&ei=N_DPT-7eIeqs2

Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-003-9
192 pp.,$22.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-946-2
192 pp.,$7.99


THE SANTA FE TRAIL ACTIVITY BOOK
Projects for Children and Parents
By Walter D. Yoder, Ph.D

Illustrated, games, puzzles, cut-outs, pictures to color.

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The Santa Fe Trail was important in the early development and settlement of the American Southwest. This book offers over 40 pages of comprehensive activities detailing the long and scenic trade route between the Western Territories and the American Mid-west. Through an exciting variety of games, puzzles, identification activities, vocabulary recognition, word searches, time lines, art activities, and more, children learn about the overland trail that crossed the vast prairies between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Independence, Missouri. Parents and teachers will find a wealth of ideas on ways of sharing the exciting history of the Old Santa Fe Trail. The author has illustrated this one-of-a-kind book with dozens of informative black and white pictures. Field tested and educator approved, the book provides a wonderful introduction into the romance and excitement of Western U.S. history.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=ZDaCAWZTF6QC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-217-0
48 pp.,$16.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-980-6
48 pp.,$6.99


SOUTHWESTERN ARTS & CRAFTS PROJECTS
Educational and Fun Projects for Children and Adults
By Nancy Krenz & Patricia Byrnes

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This book has a threefold purpose: to build cultural appreciation, to present workable art projects and to utilize inexpensive and indigenous materials of the American Southwest. This is an instructor’s guide and in all ways should assist in making interesting, educational and fun projects for students of the elementary level. The authors know their business and have carefully calculated each lesson--making sure that the procedures are directed toward a satisfactory goal. Their methods have been put to the test and the results are self-evident as one reads the basic and well-planned instructions.

Nancy Krenz has a Masters Degree in art education from the University of New Mexico and was an elementary school teacher for seven years. Her interest in Art and culture was enhanced by teaching “art in the bush” to teachers for two summers in Sierra Leone, West Africa, with the International Teach Corps in 1965 and 1966.

Patricia Byrnes is a native New Mexican and has a B.S. Degree from the University of New Mexico. As the mother of five children she finds herself active in scouting, church and youth activities. Her interest in arts and crafts stems from a need to provide an outlet for her children and she also found it good therapy for her one handicapped child.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=PEBFkbXUB40C

Softcover:
8 1.2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-91327-062-2
145 pp.,$16.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-862-5
145 pp.,$9.99


SOUTHWESTERN COLONIAL IRONWORK
The Spanish Backsmithing Tradition
By Marc Simmons and Frank Turley

“Southwestern Colonial Ironwork combines the knowledge and talents of an historian and a practicing blacksmith . . . the happiest of alliances. It will be most welcome in my library.” (Ivor Noël Hume, former Director, Department of Archeology, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and author of "Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America")

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Colonial blacksmiths were more common in the Southwest and their work more sophisticated than has generally been recognized. They forged all manner of domestic utensils and hardware and served as gunsmiths, armorers and farriers. This book is the first historical and practical survey of the full range of ornamental and utilitarian ironwork used and made by Spanish people in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas from the 1500s to about 1850, and is one of the most complete pictures of any Southwestern colonial craft. It presents, also for the first time, a detailed summary of the distinctive methods employed by the old Hispanic smiths.

The book contains two parts. The first looks at the early iron manufacturing and blacksmithing industries of Spain and Mexico. The second deals with the colonial smith, his equipment, his methods, and the products of his forge. Information on these subjects has been derived from documents such as wills of blacksmiths, supply lists of expeditions, and inventories of mission workshops. All in all, the book is an invaluable and permanent source for practicing blacksmiths, historians, archaeologists, craftspeople, antique collectors, designers, and architects. Two hundred black and white photographs and fifty line drawings are included as well as a glossary of Spanish smith terms.

Marc Simmons, author and professional historian, has published 45 books related to the history and culture of the American Southwest. He has taught at several colleges and universities and is a Woodrow Wilson and a Guggenheim Fellow. In 1993, King Juan Carlos of Spain admitted him to the knightly Order of Isabel la Católica for his contributions to Spanish colonial history. Dr. Simmons is also a graduate of the North Texas Farriers School.

Frank Turley is a member of the Artist-Blacksmiths’ Association of North America, American Farriers’ Association and New Mexico Professional Horseshoers’ Association. For many years a professional blacksmith and farrier, Turley has been the director of the Turley Forge School of Blacksmithing since 1969 and is well known throughout the United States for his participation in major workshops and exhibitions. His work has been exhibited at the Pasadena Art Museum, State University of New York in Brockport, University Museum and Art Galleries of Southern Illinois University, and Mariposa Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has published several articles in American Farriers’Journal.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=ASXXbZXRxbwC

Softcover:
10 X 8
ISBN: 978-0-86534-601-7
216 pp.,$39.95


SOUTHWESTERN DESIGNS
Patterns of All Kinds to Stimulate Your Imagination
By Jeanette Cross

Patterns and Detailed Instructions, Bibliography

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Needle workers of the world unite! Southwestern Designs is the ultimate pattern book showcasing images and ready-to-use designs unique to the American Southwest. From ancient Indian representations to modern Mexican and New Mexican iconography, this book is a welcomed companion to the novice as well as the expert needle pincher. Want to add a Kachina doll to that rhinestone jacket you purchased in the bland arid territory of Texas? Care to superimpose an authentic buffalo dancer to that plain blue denim shirt? Then Southwestern Designs is what you’re looking for. Here is your chance to adopt Navajo Indian petroglyph renderings and paste them on your family’s clothes or your own personal wardrobe. Be creative, be inventive, become artistic and let your imagination run wild and free with this user-friendly guide. Whether you are doing appliqué, embroidery, painting or woodworking, these designs will give you the inspiration and help that results in a happy ending for your endless hours of work!

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=6kGLPQAACAAJ&dq=9780865340473

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-047-3
32 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-912-7
32 pp.,$4.99


SOUTHWESTERN ORNAMENTATION AND DESIGN
The Architecture and Designs Of John Gaw Meem
By Anne Taylor, PhD

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The archives of the Meem Room in Zimmerman Library at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque contain a wealth of drawings done by one of New Mexico’s most renowned architects, John Gaw Meem. Meem’s legacy is in part his contribution to the preservation and renewal of historic American Southwestern architecture. Much of the indigenous building and craft work which inspired Meem is gone now, but his work remains as our model for historic architectural details and design. This book lauds Meem’s substantial use of crafted ornamentation and details such as gates, doors, corbels, fireplaces, metal work, light fixtures, etc., and shows his sensitivity to the cultural environment he in turn contributed so much to as an example for homeowners, builders, and designers everywhere.

Anne Taylor, PhD, is a University of New Mexico Regents professor and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) distinguished Professor Emerita. She was a professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico, and is known internationally for her research on physical environments and their effects on learning and behavior, and the teaching of architecture and design to children. Taylor is the author of Linking Architecture and Education: Sustainable Design of Learning Environments and many journal articles on the same subject. Southwestern Ornamentation and Design can be used by teachers, architects and others to explore with their students symbolic architecture and design thinking in a unique part of the United States.

“Anne Taylor offers a direct and knowledgeable analytical survey of one of New Mexico's most renowned architects. Black-and-white photographs drawn from the archives of the Meem Room in Zimmerman Library at the University of New Mexico help present John Meem's bold and visionary ideas to offer inspiration in their own right. A very highly recommended addition to professional and academic Architectural Studies collections.” —Midwest Book Review

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=jsZH-md7jbwC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-069-5
104 pp.,$19.95


SPANISH RIDDLES AND COLCHA DESIGNS
(Adivinanzas Españolas y Diseños de Colcha)
By Members of La Sociedad Folklórica, compilers

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Riddles ("Dichos") with the flavor of daily life in New Mexico and the American Southwest combined with patterns representative of early colcha embroidery designs make this book a positive force in the preservation of Hispanic traditions.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=Oc4TrwjO2boC

Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-226-2
128 pp.,$16.95


TIN CRAFT
Making Beautiful Objects From Tin and Tin Cans
By Fern-Rae Abraham

"Many craft-minded individuals have been intrigued by the use of tin as practiced in an earlier day in the Southwest but they haven't known how to go about using it themselves. Now...a workbook that tells and shows all." --New Mexican.

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Learn how to create beautiful art from scrap metal!

The colorful tin decorations seen throughout the American southwest and in Mexico are the inspiration for exciting these tin craft projects you can make yourself. In TIN CRAFT, author Fern-Rae Abraham introduces the marvels of this economical and satisfying pastime. Taking advantage of the wonderful colors and shiny surfaces of easily available commercial tin cans, the author gives detailed instructions for projects with patterns for you to trace, cut out, and solder into delicate sprays of daisies, exotic lilies, birds to hold up festive swags, and sparkling holiday angels. This informative craft book is fully illustrated by the author and complete with lists of necessary tools and materials for each project. So venture off to your local grocery store, purchase a six-pack of soda pop, return home, empty the soda pop in the kitchen sink and begin your lifelong obsession with TIN CRAFT! Have fun and be sure not to cut yourself.

Fern-Rae Abraham trained in fine art and crafts at the Kansas City Art Institute and later became known as a book illustrator and interior decorator in New York City.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=Tq3X0vp689kC

Softcover:
8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 978-0-86534-098-5
34 pp.,$16.95


THE TRADITIONAL SPANISH MARKET OF SANTA FE
History and Artists of 2010
By Donna Pedace

A record of the 186 artists who participated in the 2010 Traditional Spanish Market of Santa Fe.

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Thousands of artists have exhibited and sold their work at the Traditional Spanish Market of Santa Fe, New Mexico in the sixty years it has been in existence. This book is a record of the 186 artists who participated in the 2010 Market. They stand as testament to all who have been there before.

Donna Pedace has been the National Director of OASIS (Older Adult Service and Information System, Inc.), based in St. Louis, Missouri, and the Executive Director of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut. Before joining the Spanish Colonial Arts Society, sponsor of the Traditional Spanish Market of Santa Fe, she was the Executive Director of the New Mexico Multicultural Center.

Sample Chapter
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Softcover:
8 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-86534-821-9
112 pp.,$35.00


WHAT IS A NEW MEXICO SANTO?
Creating Carved Religious Figures
By Eluid Levi Martinez

Spanish/English text with photographs about the centuries-old craft of creating these carved religious figures known as Santos which are found throughout the American Southwest.

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The folk-art of the New Mexican Santero (maker of saint images) arose out of the need for religious images in the settlements. Usually a member of the settlement, the Santero was in most instances a self-taught craftsman. Utilizing crude tools at his disposal, he fashioned representations of the saints dear to the inhabitants from wood and jaspe (gypsum) known today as New Mexican Santos. Two craftsmen, Jose Dolores Lopez and George Lopez, are widely recognized for their carvings. For seven generations the Lopez families of Cordova, New Mexico have been ‘santeros.’ Countless articles have been written about them but this book is written by one of the family. Eluid Levi Martinez tells the inside story of the beginning of this fascinating art in both English and Spanish. Illustrated with photographs.

Eluid Levi Martinez was born in the mountain village of Cordova, New Mexico. A self-taught artist, his work is in the permanent collections of the National Museum of American History, the National Museum of American Art, the Museum of American Folk Art, the Denver Art Museum and others. He began carving Santos during 1971 with the goal of perpetuating not only his heritage, but also an art form indigenous to the New Mexico area.

Website: http://books.google.com/books?id=dMRhqUEQ0FcC

Softcover:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN: 978-0-91327-076-9
48 pp.,$14.95

eBook:
ISBN: 978-1-61139-877-9
48 pp.,$4.99


 
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