Books

Art of the Lega

by Elisabeth L. Cameron
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Los Angeles, 2001
236 pages

Artists Included: 
$95 (hardcover)

Island On Fire: Passionate Images of Haiti from the Collection of Jonathan Demme

Jonathan Demme, Edwidge Danticat, Pebo Voss
Kaliko Press, Nyack, NY, 1997

$80

Guatemala's Masks and Drama

Jim Pieper

Piper and Associates, Los Angeles, 2006
284 pages, 565 color photos

Both long time devotees of the Guatemalan mask/dance culture and newcomers to the subject will be equally fascinated by this colorful and informative book. Hundreds of masks, many accompanied by contextual photographs, appear in full color and are identified in detail. The author also explains how to evaluate the age of a mask through an examination of patina and repair.

$65 (hardback)

Gerard Fortuné - Signed copy

Gael Monnin, Pascale Monnin
Published by Collection Monnin
Petionville, Haiti
2014
112 pages
The first and only monograph on this much-loved Haitian artist.
Copy signed by the artist.

Artists Included: 
$65

Gerard Fortuné

Gael Monnin, Pascale Monnin
Published by Collection Monnin
Petionville, Haiti
2014
112 pages
The first and only monograph on this much-loved Haitian artist. 

Artists Included: 
$55

Masterpieces of Haitian Art

Candice Russell
Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA 2013
256 pages

$50

Mexican Masks and Puppets : Master Carvers of the Sierra de Puebla

Bryan J. Stevens

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Atglen, PA, 2012

224 pages (hardcover)

$49.99

Masks of the World

Douglas Congdon-Martin & Jim Pieper
In Cooperation with the California Heritage Museum
Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1999

$49.95 (hardcover)

Saints & Sinners: Mexican Devotional Art

The California Heritage Museum
Edited by James Caswell and Jenise Amanda Ramos with essays by Gloria Fraser Giffords, Phillip Wrench, Janet Brody Esser, Martha Egan and others.
Schiffer Publishingh, Atglen PA, 2006
208 pages

$49.95 (hardcover)

Huichol Art and Culture: Balancing the World

Edited by Melissa S. Powell; and C. Jill Grady
Featuring the Robert M. Zingg Collection of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/ Laboratory of Anthropology
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe, 2010
166 pages

$45 (Paper)

Changing Dreams: A Generation of Oaxaca's Woodcarvers

Photographs by Vicki Ragan
Text by Shepard Barbash
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe, 2007
156 pages
 

$45 (Hardcover)

Masks from West and Central Africa: A Celebration of Color and Form

Mary Sue Rosen, Paul Peter Rosen

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Atglen, PA, 2013

192 pages (Hardcover)

$45

The Colorful Sogo Bo Puppets of Mali

Mary Sue Rosen, Paul Peter Rosen

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Atglen, PA, 2012

160 pages (hardcover).

$39.99

Guatemala's Folk Saints: Maximon/San Simon, Rey Pascual, Judas, Lucifer, and Others

Jim Pieper

Pieper and Associates, Los Angeles, 2006
246 pages, 402 color photos

The icons documented in this handsome volume appear in many physical forms, ranging from life-size to half an inch tall. They reflect a belief system deeply rooted in the ancient Mayan religion of Guatemala and influenced by centuries of superimposed Christianity. The objects whose photographs appear here are collected as ethnographic folk art by aficionados but they, and the saints they represent, are a living part of Guatemalan culture.

$39.95

Spirits in Sequins: Vodou Flags of Haiti

Spirits in Sequins: Vodou Flags of Haiti
Nancy Josephson
Schiffer Books
Atglen, PA, 2007
176 pages
 

$39.95

Mexican Folk Art from Oaxacan Artist Families

Arden Aibel Rothstein & Anya Leah Rothstein
Schiffer Books, Atglen, PA, 2002
224 pages
 

$39.95 (hardcover)

Haiti: Three Visions

Etienne Chavannes, Edger Jean-Baptiste Ernst Prophete
Curated by Jonathan Demme Catalog by Kisten Coyne, Jonathan Demme, Edwidge Danticat
Ramapo College of New Jersey Kaliko Press, New York, NY 1994
96 pages

Artists Included: 
$39

Joe's Hair That Talks: The Vibrant Sign Culture of Ghana

Written by Greg Coyle
Designed by Jason Wen
Published by Women in Progress, 2009
128 pages

$38 (hardcover)

Vodou Things: The Art of Pierrot Barra and Marie Cassaise

Donald Cosentino
University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, MS, 1998 (hardcover)

Artists Included: 
$38

Village of Painters: Narrative Scrolls from West Bengal

FrankJ. Korom
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe 2006
120 pages

The Patuas of West Bengal are a traditional artisan caste specializing in the production of painted narrative scrolls and the performance of songs to accompany their unrolling. Traditionally, the scroll painters wander from village to village, seeking patronage by singing their own compositions while unraveling painted scrolls on sacred and secular themes.

$34.00 (Paper)

George Lilanga

Edited by Enrico Mascelloni Sarenco
With Contributions by Paola Mattioli, Enrico Mascelloni Sarenco, Eric Girard-Miclet, Domenco Montalto.
African Collection, Skira Editore, Milano, Italy, 2005
144 pages (paper)

Artists Included: 
$34.95

In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st-Century Haitian Art

Donald J. Cosentino, Editor. With Essays by Donald J. Cosentino, Edwidge Danticat, Leah Gordon, Claudine Michel and Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Patrick A.Polk, Jean Claude Saintilus, Katherine Smith, Stephen C.Wehmeyer Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles 2012 196 pages (paper)

$34

Art and Faith in Mexico: The Nineteenth Century Retablo Tradition

Edited by Elizabeth Netto Calil Zarur and Charles Muir Lovell
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 2001
359 pages

$32.95 (paperback)

Odilon Pierre: Atis d'Ayiti

Edited by Jonathan Demme Interview by Edwidge Danticat Design by Kisten Coyne and Pebo Voss Kaliko Press, Nyack, NY 1998 64 pages

Artists Included: 
$32

Mami Wata Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and its Diaspora

Henry John Drewal
With Contributions by Marilyn Houlberg, Bogumil Jewsiewicki, Amy L. Noell, John W. Nunley, Jill Salmons
Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles 2008
228 pages (paper)

$30

African Art Now: Masterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection

Andre Magnin, Alison de Lima Greene, Alvia J. Wardlaw, Thomas McEvilley

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  Merrell Publishers Ltd., London, New York, 2005

224 pages

 

 

Artists Included: 
$29.50

Oaxaca Celebration: Family, Food, and Fiestas in Teotitlan

Mary Jane Gagnier de Mendoza
With photographs by Ariel Mendoza and Mary Jane Gagnier de Mendoza
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe, 2005
160 pages
 

$28.50 (Paper)

Makishi: Mask Characters of Zambia

by Manuel Jordan
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Los Angeles, 2006
84 pages

Artists Included: 
$27 (paperback)

Tigers, Devils and the Dance of Life: Masks of Mexico

Marbara Mauldin
with Field Photography by Ruth D. Lechuga
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe, 1999
118 pages

$24.95 (paperback)

Oaxacan Woodcarvings: The Magic in the Trees

Shepard Barbash
Photography by Vicki Ragan
Chronicle, San Francisco 1993
109 pages

Artists Included: 
$18.95 (paperback)

Following My Paint Brush

Dulari Devi
Text by Gita Wolf
Tara Books, India 2010

$18.50

Royal Voices CD

Prince Twins Seven-Seven The Singing Ambassador
Crossover Dancehall Music
Recorded in Philadelphia. PA, USA, 2005
CD with 8 songs

Artists Included: 
$18 each

An Apparently Unimportant event: Self-Taught From the Centre D'Art in the 1940s and 1950s

Sydney O. Jenkins, Pebo Voss, Kristine Juncker
Ramapo College Mahwah, NJ, 2007
19 pages A superb selection of early Haitian art from the Jonathan Demme collection.

$18

Preguntas de Ocotlan

Alberto Blanco, with illustrations by Rodolfo Morales

Published by the Consejo Nacional Para la Cultura y Las Artes, Mexico, 2000

52 pages (hardcover).  Text in Spanish.

Artists Included: 
$18

When Animals Were People: A Huichol Tale

Cuando Los Animales Eran Personas: Un cuento huichol
Children's book illustrated by Huichol Yarn paintings
Retold by Bonnie Larson
Based on a story told & illustrated by Modesto Rivera Lemus
Published by Clear Light Publishers,
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2002
32 pages
 

$16.95 hardcover

Uncle Snake

Children's book illustrated by one of our Oaxacan artists.
Text by Matthew Gollub
Illustrated by Leovigildo Martinez Torres,
Published by Tambourine Books
New York, 1996
 

Artists Included: 
$16.00 hardcover

Walking Words

Walking Words
By Eduardo Galeano, with woodcuts by José Francisco Borges.
W.W. Norton & Co, New York, London, 1993.  Paperback.  328 pages.
Note:  Copies were apparently returned copies and are slightly shop-worn.

Artists Included: 
$15

Watakame's Journey: The Story of the Great Flood and the New World

Children's book illustrated by Huichol Yarn paintings
Text by Hallie N. Love
A Huichol tale retold by Hallie N. Love and Bonnie Larson
Published by Clear Light Publishers,
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2002
84 pages

$14.95 hardcover

Haitian Celebration: South Florida Collects Haitian Art

Candice Russell, Barbara O'Keefe w/ essays by Jonathan Demme, Selden Rodman
Coral Springs Museum of Art Coral Springs, FL, 2000

$14

Hand/Eye #4

Hand/Eye Magazine, the compelling visual culture of Haiti through the eyes of its artists and artisans.
intellectually challenging and lavishly illustrated magazine about the arts and crafts of the world.

$12

Folk Art of Latin America at the Missouri Botanical Garden

St. Louis, MO April 14 - June 6, 2003
Exhibition Catalog, 24 pages, illustrated Laurie Carmody St. Louis, 2003 (paper)

$12

Hand/Eye #09 (South Africa)

$9.95

Angel's Kite / La Estrella de Angel

Award-winning children's book based on Morales' own childhood in the village of Ocotlan
Text by Alberto Blanco
Illustrated by Rodolfo Morales,
Published by the Children's Book Press
San Francisco, 1994

Artists Included: 
$ 7.95

The Woman Who Outshone the Sun / La Mujer que Brillaba aun mas que el Sol

Award-winning Children's Book
Text by Alejandro Cruz Martinez
Illustrated by Fernando Olivera,
Published by the Children's Book Press
San Francisco, 1991

(Hardcover is out of print)
 

Artists Included: 
$7.95 (paperback)