Across Frontiers: Hispanic Crafts of New Mexico

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Chronicle Books, 1998 - Crafts & Hobbies - 159 pages
Across Frontiers is the first book to do justice to the modern artwork created in the four-hundred-year-old tradition of Hispanic crafts: dramatic Rio Grande weavings, finely crafted woodwork and furniture, imaginative tinwork and straw applique, and richly carved and painted santos. Including interviews with local artists and a fascinating history of the area by author Dexter Cirillo, this portrait of a remarkable cultural landscape describes how Spanish, Mexican, and American frontiers have overlapped to create an entirely unique indigenous aesthetic.

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Dexter Cirillo holds a PhD in English from the City University of New York and is the author of Southwestern Indian Jewelry and The Third Woman: Minority Women Writers of the United States. An independent scholar, curator, and art dealer, she has led studyEric Swanson is a freelance photographer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Time, Travel & Leisure, Town & Country, and many other publications. He lives in Santa Fe.

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