TITLE: SEVEN FAMILIES IN PUEBLO POTTERY
AUTHOR: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico
PUBLISHER: University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, Copyright 1974, Fifteenth paperbound printing: 1991
ILLUSTRATOR: Color and black-and-white photos, drawings, and diagrams
DESCRIPTION: Softcover, Pictorial cover, Quality semi-gloss paper, 112 pages, 7 x 7 inches
CONDITION: AS NEW, Pages clean, white, tight, firmly attached, Price sticker on bottom of back cover, Light edge wear
DUST JACKET: No dust jacket, As issued
ABOUT THE BOOK: The craft of pottery making is handed down from generation to generation among the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Arizona.
This book, originally published as the catalogue for a 1974 exhibition of Pueblo pottery at the University of New Mexico's Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, traces the developments in style and technique in the pottery produced by seven Pueblo families.
Represented are the Chino and Lewis families (Acoma), the Nampeyos (Hopi), the Gutierrez and Tafoya families (Santa Clara), and the Gonzales and Martinex families (San Ildefonso).
The photographs, in color and black-and-white, represent a nearly complete chronological sequence of the potter's art within each family. Examples of contemporary pottery show the diversity of current Pueblo ceramics within the fundamental traditions of the craft. The test traces the history of each family as far back in time as the oldest living member can recall. Statements by each potter about the work of his or her family enable the reader to see the development of the craft through the eyes of the artists themselves. Key technical and historical terms are defined in a short glossary.
The Chino Family
The Lewis Family
The Nampeyo Family
The Gutierrez Family
The Tafoya Family
The Gonzales Family
The Martinez Family