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books by david l. witt

Generally True Patterns: A New Natural History of Recognizing Ourselves as a Part of Nature

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Non-fiction, available on Amazon, Smashwords, 2015. Pattern recognition is deep emersion into how the things, events and processes of the entirety are connected. Patterns demonstrate the endless complexity of nature and once recognized can be applied to the way we live, think and act.

 

The Prairie Suite, An old world…a new beginning

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Novel, available on Amazon, Smashwords, 2014. Two millennia after civilization-wide collapse, a new people have arisen. To them has come a bodhisattva of the Prairie Suite, teaching a philosophy of harmony connecting humans to nature. New dangers, physical and metaphysical have shown up as well, forcing them to confront the question: How far will we go in the name of good to fight evil?

 

Ernest Thompson Seton, The Life and Legacy of an Artist and Conservationist

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Non-fiction, available through local book sellers or on Amazon. Published by Gibbs Smith, 2010. Received Ralph Emerson Twitchell Award, Significant Contribution to the Field of History, Historical Society of New Mexico. The book accompanied a major exhibition at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe. This is a biography of the writer/artist/naturalist who co-founded the wildlife conservation, environmental and Boy Scout movements; was a pioneer in the sciences of ecology and animal behavior; and explored wilderness areas of North America.

Modernists in Taos from Dasburg to Martin

Modernists in Taos art

Non-Fiction, available through local book sellers or on Amazon. Published by Red Crane/Distributed by Museum of New Mexico Press, 2002. Received Ralph Emerson Twitchell Award, Significant Contribution to the Field of History, Historical Society of New Mexico and Border Regional Library Association Southwest Book Award. A survey of modernist artists from 1918 to 1979. Accompanied an exhibition from The Harwood Museum of Art in Taos.

 

Spirit Ascendant: The Art and Life of Patrociño Barela

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Non-Fiction, available through local book sellers or on Amazon. Published by Red Crane/Distributed by Museum of New Mexico Press, 1996. Received Border Regional Library Association Southwest Book Award. Accompanied a traveling exhibition from the Harwood Museum of Art. Co-authored with Edward Gonzales. A biography of the first New Mexico artist selected for the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

 

Taos Moderns: Art of the New

Taos Moderns Art

Non-Fiction, available through local book sellers or on Amazon. Published by Red Crane/Distributed by Museum of New Mexico Press, 1992. Received Border Regional Library Association Southwest Book Award. Accompanied an exhibition at the Harwood Museum of Art. A history of how Taos became an important crossroads in modern abstract painting.

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