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The stark beauty of the Southwest mountains and deserts have attracted numerous artists working in many media. Painters, sculptors, potters, jewelers, and photographers study and work in this region, which is steeped in rich heritage and natural beauty. This eye-catching book contains a thoughtfully written foreword by Julie Sasse, Chief Curator and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Tucson Museum of Art, and over 600 compelling photos of the contemporary artwork from Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The materials used are varied, ranging from stoneware to steel and everything in between. The subject matter includes the natural landscape, wildlife, and human life, historical scenes, and whimsical imagery, in forms both realistic and abstract. Each artist provides valuable insight into their work. The author states that the book’s intent is to take a fresh look at the magical and insightful ways the area’s artists have interpreted life in this region. That it does.
Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 624 color photos | 240 pp
ISBN13: 9780764345432 | Binding: hard cover
Ashley Rooney has written several art books, including 100 New England Artists (2010), 100 Mid-Atlantic Artists (2011), 100 Midwestern Artists (2012), 100 Southern Artists (2012), 100 Northwestern Artists (2013), and Bespoke Furniture from 103 Artisans (2012).She has also established a solid reputation for her architectural and design and her historical works.