Monday, June 29, 2009

Rio Grande Books News

Visions Underground: Carlsbad Caverns through the Artist’s Eye
by Lois Manno
Published in collaboration with
The National Speleological Society (
ISBN 978-1-890689-95-7
8” x 10”softcover $19.99 192 pages 142 illustrations
Cover art courtesy of Alexander Dux and Ranger Doug Enterprises
Scheduled for review on July 26 in Albuquerque Journal
What was the most challenging photographic subject of Ansel Adams’ career? Many would agree that it was Carlsbad Caverns. At one point during his work at the Caverns, Adams wrote a letter to friend and fellow photographer Alfred Stieglitz, asking him to “pray for me.” Did he succeed or fail? The previously unpublished Adams images in this book will allow lovers of photographic art to come to their own conclusions.
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Lois Manno has been a caver for thirty years. She is a fine artist and graphic designer who has volunteered at Carlsbad Caverns National Park for more than fifteen years. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Visions Underground is a well-written and easily read book that will appeal to a wide audience. General readers as well as artists, photographers, and cave historians will all find something of interest here. In fleshing out this historical portrait of a century of creative expression at Carlsbad Caverns, Manno offers readers a rarely glimpsed vision of subterranean art and culture -- NSS News, Summer 2009
Lois Manno’s wonderful new book, Visions Underground: Carlsbad Caverns through the Artist’s Eye, is a ground-breaking look at cave art. Visions Underground is well-researched, well-written, well-illustrated and can be summed up in one word: “Wow!” -- New Mexico Breeze, June 12, 2009
When one thinks about natural beauty, one thinks of pristine green fields. But there is beauty in darker areas as well. “Visions Underground: Carlsbad Caverns Through the Artist’s Eye” photographically and artistically chronicles an artist’s journey through the Carlsbad Caverns, a simply beautiful series of caverns in New Mexico. Combining painting with photography, “Visions Underground” is a visual treat and fine coffee table book. -- MidWest Book Reviews, June 2009
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Booksignings and Talks
Monday, July 20, 2009 - 11am-1pm
Author Talk and booksigning at 15th International Congress of Speleology, Kerrville, TX
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Author Talk and booksigning at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Carlbad, NM
Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 1-3pm
Author Talk and booksigning at Borders Cottonwood Crossing, 10420 Coors Bypass NW, Albuquerque, NM
Friday, August 28, 2009 - 5-7pm
Author Talk and opening of Carlsbad Caverns exhibit, Steve Elmore Indian Art Gallery, 839 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM
85th Anniversary Exhibit and Celebration, featuring artwork by Ansel Adams and others; curated by Lois Manno, Director, Cavern Arts Project, and Author of “Visions Underground,” Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Carlsbad, NM

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