Santa Fe

Item No: 2508

$ 39.95

  • The pulse of Santa Fe, bursting with colour and creativity, is depicted in this photographic homage to the City Different. Gene Peach has been photographing Santa Fe for twenty-five years, observing its changes, its traditions and constancy, the vibrancy of its people and celebrations, its natural beauty and style. Summer is the heart of Santa Fe - a kaleidoscope of activity centred downtown on the plaza. Low-riders cruise in their mobile works of art; Native American vendors display their handmade jewellery, pottery and other traditional arts under the Palace portal; local musicians rock the bandstand for dancing locals. As an art centre, Santa Fe is unrivalled; Canyon Road with its cornucopia of galleries; Indian, Spanish and International Folk Art markets highlight the finest indigenous art and crafts in the world; world-class opera and chamber music fill the summer nights. Autumn is harvest time for red chile, apples and an array of home-grown festivities kicked off by Fiesta and the burning of Zozobra. Winter brings upland snows to rooftops brightened with the farolitos of Christmas and holiday traditions. Spring observes Holy week pilgrimage and then burst into colour as the acequias begin to run.
    • Author: Gene Peach
    • Hardcover: 163 pages
    • Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press (June 30, 2014)
    • ISBN-10: 0890135894
    • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 10.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Gene Peach has been photographing the cultures and landscapes of New Mexico for more than twenty five years. His most recent book, Santa Fe, celebrates the historic town's stunning physical beauty and many-layered cultures. He is also the author (with Max Evans) of Making a Hand: Growing up Cowboy in New Mexico.
  • Author Gene Peach’s goal was to honor Santa Fe as a beauty with substance and soul, and to create a book that deep-rooted locals can care about and call their own. Author Carmella Padilla writes, "Gene Peach digs deep, getting under Santa Fe's earthen skin to depict her human heart. His Santa Fe is home..." A review in the Chicago Tribune concludes, "It's a gorgeous, luminous homage to one of the great American cities." The beautifully designed and produced photography book is published by the Museum of New Mexico Press and features an introduction by Christine Mather.
  • At Shumakolowa we are proud to sell rare and hard-to-find books that celebrate Native American and Pueblo culture, history and art. Our selection of books has been carefully curated by our team of experts to inspire and provide insight into these unique art forms.
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