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Santos: Enduring Images of Northern New Mexican Village Churches
by Marie Romero Cash
University Press of Colorado, 1999
Cloth: 978-0-87081-494-5 | Paper: 978-0-87081-748-9 | eISBN: 978-1-60732-117-0
Library of Congress Classification N7910.N6C37 1999
Dewey Decimal Classification 704.948209789

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Richly illustrated with examples of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art from northern New Mexico's village churches, Santos is an in-depth investigation into the artistic heritage of the New Mexican santero (saint maker). It is also an important study of northern New Mexican artisans and their craft.

Along with photographer Jack Parsons, Marie Romero Cash visited every church in the region and documented, identified, and measured each santos. Together they photographed more than 500 pieces, including 19 moradas (places of worship for Penitentes) and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Collection housed at the Museum of International Folk Art.


Cash's extensive research into these formerly "anonymous" artisans fills a gap in the study of this unique form, making Santos indispensable for art historians and the general reader interested in the culture and art of the American Southwest.


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