Publication: Northland Press, 1975, Flagstaff
First edition. Quarto. Inked presentation inscription on the half title page: "To Al --- With many thanks for making a photographic studio out of your nice shop --- Best always, Doris Monthan Guy Monthan." The "Al" in the inscription is Alexander E. Anthony, Jr. of Adobe Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Bright yellow cloth, titles stamped in maroon ink on the spine, tan front and rear endpapers, xviii, 107  pp., foreword, preface, introduction, illustrated in color, frontispiece, plates, portraits, notes to the introduction, selected bibliography, photographic sources, index. "INTRODUCING a totally new concept, this handsome book is a long-needed addition to the body of literature on Indian art. Here at last is a first-hand account, both visual and verbal, of the artists themselves ... their lives and their work. These are the artists of today - the individualists ... expressing themselves in a deeply personal way, yet retaining all the richness of their cultural heritage. Included are seventeen Southwestern artists who excel in four major media ... painting, sculpture, ceramics, and silver-smithing. Beautifully conceived and execuated, the book contains biographies and photographic portraits of each artist, a personal statement from each, and a representative grouping in full color of each artist's work. To assemble this landmark documentary, the authors have made scores of trips throughout Arizona and New Mexico ... to the Hopi and Navajo Reservations, the pueblos along the Rio Grande. They have interviewed each artist personally, usually in his own home. They have photographed works in the artists' studios, at exhibits, and in outstanding private and public collections. Never before has a book revealed Indian artists and their work with such depth and intimacy. It is a must for every serious collector and student of Indian art and culture - for museums, college art libraries, artists ... anyone interested in one of America's most exciting and unique art movements. Lloyd Kiva New states in his foreword ... "This book not only opens the door for a frank look at Indian art today, but also resents a provocative view of what the future of Indian art may be." --- from the dust jacket. The seventeen artists are: HELEN CORDERO,TONY DA, LARRY GOLSH, R. C. GORMAN, BOB HAOZOUS, ALLAN HOUSER, DOUGLAS HYDE, PATRICK SWAZO HINDS, JERRY INGRAM, CHARLES LOLOMA, OTELLIE LOLOMA, C.F. LOVATO, GRACE MEDICINE FLOWER, PRESTON MONONGYE, MICHAEL NARANJO, FRITZ SCHOLDER, and ELIZABETH WHITE. Small label residue on the front free fly leaf, and small embossed stamp of the Adobe Gallery at the bottom of the front free fly leaf as well as scraping to bottom corners, else a fine, bright copy in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Housed in the original mailing carton.
Inventory Number: 46603