The Carved Line: Block Printmaking in New Mexico, Josie Lopez, 2016, HC, NF.

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Lopez, Josie, et al. Santa Fe, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2016.
English, Near Fine, HC, 4to, 12" x 9", 247 pp.
ISBN: 9780890136218

Pictorial paper over board, featuring wrap around of Fritz Scholder's 1960s artwork "Nude", white lettering to front, no lettering to spine, light wear to tips, head, and tail, otherwise, superior copy inside and out, with only the most minimal, unobtrusive wear to bindings, text-block, dust jacket and endpapers. Very Good pictorial dust jacket, featuring T.C. Cannon's 1975 artwork "Grandmother Gestating Feather and the Washita River Runs Ribbon-Like" to front, Barbara Latham's 1929 artwork "Taos Street Scene" to back, dark brown and black lettering to front, spine, and interior flaps, light soiling and shelf wear, otherwise, clean and intact.  [6] 247 pp., replete with 120 full-color reproduced prints, Foreword by Caty Wright and Andrew Conners, text by Josie Lopez, Introduction, ten chapters: "What Is a Block Print?," "Early Twentieth-Century Landscape," "Modernist Discourses alongside American Regionalism," "The New Deal," "Processions, Communions, and Churches," "New Mexico's Pueblo Peoples and Lands," "The Changing Landscape," "Abstract Tendencies: Gesture, Color, Scale," "Expressionist Discourses," "Block Printmaking in the Twenty-First Century," Notes Bibliography, and Index. Including artwork by artists such as Gustave Baumann, C. Cannon, Willard Clark, Howard Cook, Betty Hahn, Frederick O'Hara, Fritz Scholder, and Adja Yunkers. From inside dust jacket: "Josie Lopez looks at the development of block printmaking from 1890 to present, discussing native New Mexico artists and contributions of those who moved here and took up the art form. She also details traditional methods and processes--such as woodcuts, wood engravings, linocuts, and Japanese technique-that are sometimes redefined in contemporary art practices."