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New Mexico Colcha Club by Nancy C. Benson

Title New Mexico Colcha Club
Author Nancy C. Benson
Publisher
Release 2008
Category Crafts & Hobbies
Total Pages 168
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Colcha embroidery, growing out out of a Spanish love of needlework, flourished in the hands of colonial women in the isolated province of New Mexico. They wished to add not only warmth but beauty to their otherwise-practical bedding. They worked their brightly dyed homespun yarn in a long couching stitch to create the flowing needlework that came to be called "colcha embroidery". Women stitched fanciful designs not only on cloth treasures to be passed through generations but on everyday objects that were brightened by colcha. Into their embroidery they sewed their place in history as independent women, proud of their Hispanic heritage and ability to bring beauty to articles that helped them survive in the often harsh and dangerous environment. A century later, colcha was on its way to oblivion. Like many traditional crafts, this art form that required so much skill and patience was becoming obsolete as inexpensive and abundant commercial cloth, modern styles, and machine-made products became more desirable and available." "Fast-forward to the 1930s and the Arte Antiguo, a colcha club founded by twelve Hispanic women in the Espanola Valley of Northern New Mexico who gather monthly to socialize and invigorate the fading art form. Spearheaded by the vibrant Teofila Ortiz Lujan, the club heroically sought to rescue colcha and bring it back to its rightful place as a cherished custom." "Featuring exquisite examples from museums and private collections, New Mexico Colcha Club looks at the historical roots of colcha, its role in the lives of New Mexican women, and examines the various styles that evolved through its history. At the core of the book, though, is the ever-lively Teofila, leading the women of the Arte Antiguo in their very personal mission to save for posterity the tradition that had so sustained them culturally Traveling to churches to examine vintage altar cloths, sketching old patterns, and hunting through attics and archives in search of examples of the antique embroidery, the Arte Antiguo endeavored to save colcha from extinction and initiate a revival of the beloved style. Esther Lujan Vigil, daughter of Teofila, is the inheritor of her mother's vision. Through her own embroidery and instruction of others in the craft, she continues Teofila's leadership of colcha's renaissance and carries on the rich cultural, historical and artistic tradition."--BOOK JACKET.

A Contested Art by Stephanie Lewthwaite

Title A Contested Art
Author Stephanie Lewthwaite
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Release 2015-10-01
Category Art
Total Pages 304
ISBN 0806152885
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When New Mexico became an alternative cultural frontier for avant-garde Anglo-American writers and artists in the early twentieth century, the region was still largely populated by Spanish-speaking Hispanos. Anglos who came in search of new personal and aesthetic freedoms found inspiration for their modernist ventures in Hispano art forms. Yet, when these arrivistes elevated a particular model of Spanish colonial art through their preservationist endeavors and the marketplace, practicing Hispano artists found themselves working under a new set of patronage relationships and under new aesthetic expectations that tied their art to a static vision of the Spanish colonial past. In A Contested Art, historian Stephanie Lewthwaite examines the complex Hispano response to these aesthetic dictates and suggests that cultural encounters and appropriation produced not only conflict and loss but also new transformations in Hispano art as the artists experimented with colonial art forms and modernist trends in painting, photography, and sculpture. Drawing on native and non-native sources of inspiration, they generated alternative lines of modernist innovation and mestizo creativity. These lines expressed Hispanos’ cultural and ethnic affiliations with local Native peoples and with Mexico, and presented a vision of New Mexico as a place shaped by the fissures of modernity and the dynamics of cultural conflict and exchange. A richly illustrated work of cultural history, this first book-length treatment explores the important yet neglected role Hispano artists played in shaping the world of modernism in twentieth-century New Mexico. A Contested Art places Hispano artists at the center of narratives about modernism while bringing Hispano art into dialogue with the cultural experiences of Mexicans, Chicanas/os, and Native Americans. In doing so, it rewrites a chapter in the history of both modernism and Hispano art. Published in cooperation with The William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University

American Folk Art by Kristin G. Congdon

Title American Folk Art
Author Kristin G. Congdon
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release 2011-12
Category Architecture
Total Pages 728
ISBN 0313349363
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Folk art is as varied as it is indicative of person and place, informed by innovation and grounded in cultural context. The variety and versatility of 300 American folk artists is captured in this collection of informative and thoroughly engaging essays. * 300 essays on folk artists from all over the United States, organized alphabetically within geographical region * Introductory essays for each of the five regional sections * Numerous photographs of the works of many artists profiled * A glossary of over 100 terms, such as "quirts" and "whirlygigs" * A list of museums and galleries by region and a list of artists by media * An extensive bibliography including works from the fields of folklore, art history, and art criticism, as well as catalogs from major museum and gallery exhibitions

Celebrating Latino Folklore by María Herrera-Sobek

Title Celebrating Latino Folklore
Author María Herrera-Sobek
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release 2012
Category Social Science
Total Pages 1329
ISBN 031334339X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Latino folklore comprises a kaleidoscope of cultural traditions. This compelling three-volume work showcases its richness, complexity, and beauty. * 300 A–Z entries that describe the myriad topics of Latino folklore * Contributions from distinguished scholars from across the United States * Photographs, paintings, and documents that supplement and enhance the essays * A short bibliography of suggested readings accompanies each essay

Title Encyclopedia of Latino Culture
Author Charles Tatum
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release 2013-11-26
Category Social Science
Total Pages 1305
ISBN 1440800995
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This three-volume encyclopedia describes and explains the variety and commonalities in Latina/o culture, providing comprehensive coverage of a variety of Latina/o cultural forms—popular culture, folk culture, rites of passages, and many other forms of shared expression.

Title New Mexico Magazine
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Release 2010-07
Category New Mexico
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title New Books on Women and Feminism
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Release 2009
Category Feminism
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Tradici n Revista
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Release 2008
Category Folk art
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Interwoven Globe by Amelia Peck

Title Interwoven Globe
Author Amelia Peck
Publisher Yale University Press
Release 2013-09-24
Category Design
Total Pages 350
ISBN 0300196989
Language English, Spanish, and French
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DIVA global exploration of textile design and its far-reaching influence on aesthetics, commerce, and taste/div