Trinity University Press

Lucy R. Lippard

Lucy Lippard is a writer, curator, and activist. She is the author of twenty books on contemporary art and cultural studies, including Overlay: Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory, Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America, The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multi-Centered Society, and On the Beaten Track: Tourism, Art, and Place. She has written art criticism for Art in America, the Village Voice, and other publications and was the cofounder of Printed Matter. She writes and lectures nationally on issues of place, photography, environmental and public art, and Native American art. Lippard has received a Guggenheim fellowship, the College Art Association’s Mather Award for art criticism, and honorary doctorates from the Moore College of Art, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Massachusetts College of Art, the Maine College of Art, the Chicago Art Institute, and Bowdoin College. She lives in Galisteo, New Mexico, where she is the founding editor of the community newsletter El Puente de Galisteo.

Ranch Gates of the Southwest

In the wide open landscapes of the Southwest, ranch gates stand out as singular icons of a way of life common to the region. Not only symbols of ranching culture, they also offer insight into the design, landscape, and cultural history of the Southwest. Ranch Gates of the Southwest explores in images and text how these entryways lead to an understanding of the people and the land across a...

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