The Desert Southwest: Four Thousand Years of Life and Art (Paperback)

Four Thousand Years of Life and Art

By Allan Hayes, Carol Hayes, John Blom (Photographer)

Ten Speed Press, 9781580087674, 208pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2006



This beautiful art book tells the story of the "other Southwest," tracing the history of centuries of conflict and resolution between Natives, Hispanics, and Anglos, as well as their respective artistic accomplishments. This far-reaching collection of artifacts invites you to explore the achievements and art of cultures that overcame unfathomable obstacles to build the Southwest that we know today.• An exhaustive exploration of Southwestern archeological ruins, academic archives, historic documents, and the holdings of private and public art collections from El Paso to Los Angeles, Zuni to Chihuahua.• Includes more than 250 color photographs of rare, archival art alongside engaging historical text.Reviews"The text is light, entertaining, and subtly educational. The photos are fun and nostalgic. It has deeper currents and soul than one might first expect. The book is an invigorating afternoon well spent." -Bill Broyles, Southwest Books of the Year, 2006"The photography and illustrations are brilliant." -San Francisco Chronicle"This is one book you won't be able to put down until you reach the end."-True West Magazine"Historical text and vibrant photos."-Alaska Airlines Magazine

About the Author

John Blom is a photographer and the co-author of Southwestern Pottery. He lives in Reno, Nevada.

Allan Hayes has studied Indian pottery since 1989, and is the coauthor of Southwestern Pottery. He is president of the Hayes Company, a full-service marketing communications firm in Sausalito, California.

Carol Hayes is an antiques dealer and has been restoring and selling collectible pieces for more than 25 years. She resides in Sausolito, California.