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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Grade Level: 1 and up
  • Hardcover: 55 pages
  • Publisher: Clear Light Pub (August 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157416080X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574160802
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 10.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,227,733 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Artist Jonathan Warm Day employs a striking contemporary visual expression to allow us a candid view into the intimate communal life of Taos Pueblo as it was long ago. His charming primitive style, love of vivid color and strong use of space are distinctive elements of his work. His paintings are animated, open and warmly inviting, revealing the enchanting serenity and gracefulness of life lived close to nature. Jonathan is also inspired by his mother, Eva Mirabal (Eah-Ha-Wa), who was a well-known artist herself, and by his strong connection to the private spiritual life of his Pueblo community. As appealing as this rich pastoral world is, it is vanishing quickly, even in Warm Day’s lifetime. He is committed, therefore, to preserving his cultural heritage as best he can through his paintings, faithful as they are to both the timeless and the momentary. Thus he gives to his children—and to all of us—a remarkable record of a Native lifestyle, intimately known and! nostalgically recalled." (Taos Talking Picture Festival program)

Taos Pueblo artist Jonathan Warm Day depicts scenes of Pueblo life drawn from his many childhood memories, following his people through the four seasons in story and art. His intricate and brilliantly colored original acrylic paintings illuminate the writing, which describes the traditions and customs that are now part of the heritage of the people of Taos Pueblo. This is a book to be cherished by children and adults alike.

About the Author

Jonathan Warm Day, a native of Taos Pueblo, began wood carving as a child and eventually became interested in drawing. He learned painting from his mother, Eva Mirabal, an artist herself who had been a student at the Santa Fe Indian School during its artistic renaissance under the direction of Dorothy Dunn. After graduating from Taos High School, Warm Day attended Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona, then studied art at the University of New Mexico. His paintings are included in several important collections and have been exhibited in various galleries. Warm Day lives in Taos with his two daughters, Carly and Jade, both high school athletes. He makes his living as an artist and storyteller.<P> The stories in the book are drawn from both Warm Day’s personal experiences and his family’s oral traditions. He says about this book, "Already some of these traditions are no longer being practiced, so I created this work to help keep them alive for future generations. I also hope that knowledge of this way of living in harmony with one another, nature and the seasons of life can help make the world outside of Taos Pueblo a better place."

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Sieb on March 12, 2006
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Anyone who ever has been to Taos Pueblo will feel a wave of nostalgia upon seeing Jonathan Warm Day's paintings - and those who haven't been there will want to go. Accompanied by an evocative text written by the artist, each painting depicts an aspect of pueblo life, following the calendar through the four seasons. Rich in color and texture, Jonathan's paintings draw the viewer into the scene. One can almost hear the stream as it ripples through the pueblo, smell the burning pinon, taste the hot bread fresh from a traditional horno oven. This is the work of an artist deeply connected with his subject, and his affection for Taos Pueblo is apparent in every brush stroke, every word.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ray on October 20, 2011
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This is one of the greatest books I have ever read. The author is incredibly talented, being able to build bridges with his unique combination of great story-telling ability along with beautifully crafted paintings, one page perfectly balancing its opposite page, the written word balanced by a visualization of the same reality. The historical is juxtaposed to the contemporary, and it is done in such a way that the appeal of the book spans many generations, both quite young and quite old, and every age in between. This is a tale of a unique Native American culture and people, yet it connects with a more universal human experience, touching on the childhoods of every one of us, of our own family, of our own community, of our own experience of nature, and of our personal memory and dreams of the past and the future. This book is truly a celebration of the Native American and of the universal, and it should prove inspirational to many for many years to come.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James Goza on January 7, 2013
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This is a wonderful book that captures the essence of the Taos Pueblo and its people. Beautiful paintings create a visionary feel to the work, and Mr. Warmday stays true to the spirit throughout.
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