Passions in Print Private Press Artistry in New Mexico 1834-Present
Author: Pamela S. Smith and Richard Polese
Publisher/Date: Museum of New Mexico Press; 1st edition (2006)
Format/Condition: New cloth hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 224 pages. Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 10.5 inches Profuselu illustrated in color and black-and-white.
Description: Moving through five historic periods, this book weaves the colorful story of New Mexico's book artists and their dedication to a timeless craft. From the work of nineteenth-century printers to the illustrated books created by Santa Fe and Taos art colonists in the 1920s and 1930s to contemporary printings spawned by creative-edge book artists, profiles twenty-nine presses and artists including Gustave Baumann, Willard Clark, and Linnea Gentry.