Across Frontiers: Hispanic Crafts of New Mexico

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Chronicle Books, 1998 - Crafts & Hobbies - 159 pages
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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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A leading authority on Native American jewelry, Dexter Cirillo is the author of the highly successful Southwestern Indian Jewelry and Across Frontiers: Hispanic Crafts of New Mexico, among other publications. She has written extensively on American Indian subjects and has lectured at museums throughout the Southwest. Addison Doty has worked as a professional photographer for over twenty years. His jewelry book credits include Loloma and Fine Indian Jewelry of the Southwest: The Millicent Rogers Museum Collection. Doty resides in New Mexico.

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