The Desert Southwest: Four Thousand Years of Life and Art

The Desert Southwest: Four Thousand Years of Life and Art
Author: Allan Hayes
Language English
Pages: 208
ISBN10: 1580087671
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 3.75
ISBN13: 9781580087674
Published: March 1st 2006 by Ten Speed Press

This beautiful art book tells the story of the "other Southwest," tracing the history of centuries of conflict and resolution between Natives, Hispanics, and Anglos, as well as their respective artistic accomplishments. This far-reaching collection of artifacts invites you to explore the achievements and art of cultures that overcame unfathomable obstacles to build the Southwest that we know today.‚Ä¢ An exhaustive exploration of Southwestern archeological ruins, academic archives, historic documents, and the holdings of private and public art collections from El Paso to Los Angeles, Zuni to Chihuahua.‚Ä¢ Includes more than 250 color photographs of rare, archival art alongside engaging historical text.Reviews"The text is light, entertaining, and subtly educational. The photos are fun and nostalgic. It has deeper currents and soul than one might first expect. The book is an invigorating afternoon well spent." -Bill Broyles, Southwest Books of the Year, 2006"The photography and illustrations are brilliant." -San Francisco Chronicle"This is one book you won'¬?t be able to put down until you reach the end."-True West Magazine"Historical text and vibrant photos."-Alaska Airlines Magazine