Flagstaff: Northland Press, 1977.
First Edition. Hardcover.
Presentation inscription signed by the author in ink on 19 August 1977. First Edition.
A comprehensive overview of the modern progression of Pueblo pottery making from the 1880s to 1960, delineating the evolution of the techniques employed for each of the variety of Pueblo styles, as well as those of other southwestern tribes. While emphasizing the trends of the 20th century, the author provides a concise history of the Pueblo peoples, tracing their pottery production from evidence of its ancient origins through the 19th century, thereby revealing the dynamics of the craft and the strength of its continuity. Among the many styles represented are the black-on-black pottery developed by Maria and Julian Martinez of San Ildefonso, the delightful figurines of Cochiti, the intricate carvings of contemporary Santa Clara, and the serviceable pots of the Navajo. A glossary clarifies the methods involved in the production process.Item #901176
8-5/8 x 10-3/4", charcoal cloth, orange endpapers, viii, 110pp, preface, introduction, chronology, glossary, selected reading, index, fully illus. with over 30 full-color plates and numerous black and white photographic reproductions.
Rubbing to extreme edges of boards, else fine in near fine dust wrapper with general rubbing, very light wear to extreme edges, and rectangular panel of glue discoloration (removed ISBN label perhaps?) bottom of rear panel, in protective mylar.