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Low 'n Slow: Lowriding In New Mexico.

Padilla, Carmella; Parsons, Jack (photographs); Arellano, Juan Estevan (poetry).

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ISBN 10: 0890133735 / ISBN 13: 9780890133736
Published by Museum of New Mexico Press
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120 pages. Softcover. New book. NEW MEXICO. A colorful celebration of the customized low-rider cars that are a vital part of a particular Hispanic subculture in New Mexico. They have amazing custom paint jobs, upholstery, steering wheels, and even murals on the hood, trunk, or sides. Parsons has photographed many of these cars and their owners, capturing them in the New Mexico landscape of adobe churches and wide blue skies. 10.5 x 12.5 in. 120 pages 107 color photographs. Carmella Padilla is an award-winning journalist and author of numerous books including El Rancho de los Golondrinas: Living History in New Mexico's La Cienega Valley; The Chile Chronicles (both published by Museum of New Mexico Press); Conexiones: Connections in Spanish Colonial Art; and Eliseo Rodriguez: El Sexto Pintor (both distributed by Museum of New Mexico Press). Her articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Albuquerque Journal, the Dallas Morning News and other important publications. Photographer Jack Parsons has spent more than twenty-five years documenting New Mexico and the American Southwest. His many books include The Chile Chronicles (Museum of New Mexcio Press), Heaven's Window: A Journey Through Northern New Mexico, and Lone Star Living: Texas Homes and Ranches. He lives in Santa Fe. "Take a joyride through the pages . . . Jack Parsons' 106 sprawling color photographs . . . capture some of the most striking cars against dramatic, sun-drenched landscapes." -- Latina "This colorful volume is a celebration of the customized lowrider cars that are a vital part of a particular Hispanic subculture in New Mexico. They have amazing custom paint jobs, upholstery, steering wheels, and even murals on the hood, trunk, or sides. Parsons has photographed many of these cars and their owners, capturing them in the New Mexico landscape of adobe churches and wide blue skies. Padilla's text complements the photos with profiles of the cars' owners and creators, and Arellano's dialogs in lowrider slang give the reader a taste of the lifestyle. The exceptional photos evoke a uniquely New Mexican experience that will capture the interest of many readers. For both public and academic libraries." -- Library Journal (Key Words: Photography, American Southwest, New Mexico, Carmella Padilla, Jack Parsons, Cars, Hispanic Culture, Juan Estevan Arellano, Poetry). Bookseller Inventory # 82546X1

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Title: Low 'n Slow: Lowriding In New Mexico.

Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:New

Book Type: book

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This colorful volume is a celebration of the customized lowrider cars that are a vital part of a particular Hispanic subculture in New Mexico. They have amazing custom paint jobs, upholstery, steering wheels, and even murals on the hood, trunk, or sides. Parsons has photographed many of these cars and their owners, capturing them in the New Mexico landscape of adobe churches and wide blue skies. Padilla's text complements the photographs with profiles of the cars' owners and creators, and Arellano's dialogs in lowrider slang give the reader a taste of the lifestyle. The exceptional photographs evoke a uniquely New Mexican experience that will capture the interest of many readers.

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Carmella Padilla is an award-winning journalist and author of numerous books including El Rancho de las Golondrinas: Living History in New Mexico’s La Ciénega Valley, The Chile Chronicles: Tales of a New Mexico Harvest, and Conexiones: Connections in Spanish Colonial Art. Her articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Albuquerque Journal, Dallas Morning News, and other important publications.



Jack Parsons is a photographer with a long career of documenting the cultures and landscapes of the Southwest. His photographs are included in numerous publications including El Rancho de las Golondrinas: Living History in New Mexico’s La Ciénega Valley and Spanish New Mexico: The Spanish Colonial Arts Society Collection.

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