The following books are available at the Portales Public Library:
Longhorn Football : An Illustrated History
By Bobby Hawthorne
This book traces the team’s history from its origins in 1893 through the 2006 Rose Bowl, in which Texas won its fourth national championship. In these pages you will find, the heroes of the last 113 seasons including Bobby Lane, Earl Campbell, Ricky Williams and Darrell K. Royal. Hawthorne also details the off-the-field traditions like Bevo the steer, Big Bertha (the world’s largest bass drum), “The Eyes of Texas” and the “Hook ‘em Horns” sign and delves into what makes the rivalries with Oklahoma and Texas A&M so intense. This book chronicles the team that has become a religion “worthy of the great state of Texas.”
In New Mexico Light
Photographs by Douglas Kent Hall
Writer/photographer Douglas Kent Hall is one of the great documentarians of his generation. For more than 30 years, Hall has photographed and written about New Mexico’s unique blend of places and people, a broad representation that includes ancient sites, Spanish churches, Indian ceremonial dances, artists and writers. This book presents 182 black-and-white images accompanied by Hall’s insightful essays on the interplay of artistic process with the cultural and natural landscapes of New Mexico. New Mexico Light is a celebration of New Mexico’s contradictions and splendor in the photographs and words of a master observer.
By Karen Witynski &
Joe P. Carr
Through their book, the authors take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of gracious outdoor living areas, from the Yucatan’s colonial estates to the centuries-old homes and haciendas of Morelia, Alamos and Oaxaca. Cobbled courtyards boast sculptural stone spheres, and breezy, hammock-strung portales, reveal old stone pavers, handmade clay bricks and wooden beams. Today, architects and designers are drawing inspiration from hacienda architecture and age-old water heritage to create imaginative, secluded spaces. Explore the architectural elements, private water havens, furniture and garden vessels that will inspire you to create a courtyard paradise in your own home.