Ancient, mysterious, magical New Mexico is also elusive, retiring from the camera’s eye. Yet here is a portrait gallery that shows New Mexico in details seldom seen before. Here are the pueblos, the Spanish missions, the dances, prayers and festivals, the painters and writers and potters at work. Here are the towering rock formations, the gorges of the Rio Grande, the fields of flowers and the bone-white gypsum sands. Rain showers storm across the plains, to be followed by rainbows in the hills. The desert moon looks down on chapels that have stood unchanged for centuries. Candlelight embroiders the outlines of adobe walls on Christmas Eve. These pages take us into an enchanted world we can but wonder at the spell. .