Taos: Landmarks and Legends

Taos: Landmarks and Legends

by Bill Hemp, William H. Hemp
     
 

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With dramatic pen and ink drawings and lively descriptive narrative, artist-writer Bill Hemp illuminates Taos's colorful landmarks and legends. From the verdant valley of the Taos-Tiwa cultures and their centuries old Pueblo, to the sky-lighted studios of Anglo artists Joseph Sharp and others, Hemp's pen captures the magical quality of this town that has been home

Overview

With dramatic pen and ink drawings and lively descriptive narrative, artist-writer Bill Hemp illuminates Taos's colorful landmarks and legends. From the verdant valley of the Taos-Tiwa cultures and their centuries old Pueblo, to the sky-lighted studios of Anglo artists Joseph Sharp and others, Hemp's pen captures the magical quality of this town that has been home to native peoples, Spanish explorers, writers, artists, and many others. His cast of colorful characters includes the magnetic Mabel Dodge Luhan, the mysterious Arthur Manby and the gregarious gambler and transport tycoon "Long" John Dunn. All taken together, Hemp's illustrated work creates a marvelous mosaic that comprises the landmarks and legends of Taos, New Mexico.

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From the Publisher

"...a gem... lively, wonderful commentary...He is a master of packing into two to four pages what other writers need a multitude of pages to achieve."
Daily Oklahoman

"A beautiful little book in which... drawings enhance the telling of Taos legends."
Amarillo Globe-News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870815638
Publisher:
University Press of Colorado
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Bill Hemp has written two other books, New York Enclaves and If Ever You Go to Dublin Town and is the television host of "Let's Talk about Historic Taos."

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