Enduring Images of Northern New Mexican Village Churches
Richly illustrated with examples of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art from northern New Mexico's village churches, this 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 over 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.
Founded in 1965, the University Press of Colorado is a nonprofit cooperative publishing enterprise supported, in part, by Adams State University, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Regis University, University of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado, Utah State University, and Western State Colorado University.In 2012, University Press of Colorado merged with Utah State University Press, which was established in 1972. (For more on this merger, you can see a press release here.) USU Press titles are managed as an active imprint of University Press of Colorado, and we maintain offices in both Boulder, Colorado, and Logan, Utah.