Museum of New Mexico Press


Living Shrines

Home Altars of New Mexico

Marie Romero Cash, Author
Siegfried Halus, Photographer
Lucy R. Lippard, Author

These portraits feature the personal altars of mostly Hispanic families living in the towns and villages of northern New Mexico. Most are devoutly Catholic, and although Roman Catholic teaching does not officially recognize home shrines, the altar tradition for most Hispanos as a sign of being "Catholic from the heart."

Trim: 12" x 9"

Pages: 124

Illustrations: 80 color plates

Folklore/Folk Arts



Paperback $24.95