New Mexican Tinwork 1840-1940.
by Coulter, Lane
University of New Mexico Press,
First printing. xxii, 189pp, illus. Near fine in very good dj. Tinwork in New Mexico began as a folk art with the appearance of tin cans discarded by the U. S. Army, and was kept alive by the revival movement sparked by anglo newcomers to Northern New Mexico. The first account of an important religious folk craft hitherto largely overlooked by collectors and scholars. The book describes the tools, materials and processes of tinwork, as well as an explanation of how to date pieces, and definitions of functional types. Scarce in hardcover.
Book Id: 26922