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New Mexican Tinwork 1840-1940 (Paperback)
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New Mexican Tinwork 1840-1940 (Paperback)

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Paperback 189 Pages / Published: 30/08/2004
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Ornamental tinwork folk art originated in the mid-1800s in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with a discarded sardine can. As an increasing number of food products shipped in tin cans arrived over the Santa Fe Trail, more materials were available to the area's tinsmiths. They used their skills on tins that once held sardines, lard, kerosene, and oysters. The finished products were as unlimited as the creativity of the makers, from candle sconces to picture frames to mirrors to nichos and religious icons to children's toys. Lane Coulter and Maurice Dixon Jr begin with a brief history of New Mexican tinwork and quickly describe the tools and techniques used and how to determine the period in which older pieces were made. Winner of the Southwest Book Award.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826315250
Number of pages: 189
Weight: 616 g
Dimensions: 205 x 255 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
." . . Whether religious or secular in nature, these vintage examples of New Mexican tinwork embody a richness of spirit that remains triumphantly untarnished by the passage of time."
"Splendid account of remarkable folk art."
"If you like New Mexico tin this is the book to have."
." . .a classic and carefully researched book on a unique art form, tinwork."
. . . An unparalleled survey and reference work, an invaluable collectors guide, and a beautiful book that will be the definitive work on the subject for a long time.
. . . Whether religious or secular in nature, these vintage examples of New Mexican tinwork embody a richness of spirit that remains triumphantly untarnished by the passage of time.
"Relatively little, has been documented in this area, making "New Mexican Tinwork 1840-1940" a compilation of history and color photos of particular interest to anyone working in this particular medium."
"Originally published in 1990, this is the catalog raisonn of New Mexico tinwork and is warmly welcomed back into print."
a. . . An unparalleled survey and reference work, an invaluable collectoras guide, and a beautiful book that will be the definitive work on the subject for a long time.a
a. . . Whether religious or secular in nature, these vintage examples of New Mexican tinwork embody a richness of spirit that remains triumphantly untarnished by the passage of time.a
." . . An unparalleled survey and reference work, an invaluable collectoras guide, and a beautiful book that will be the definitive work on the subject for a long time."

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