A biographical account of the lives of three women weavers and their families in the Taos area of northern New Mexico, this book is also a chronology of their artistic development. Over a 40-year period, these transplanted New Englanders became active in the Taos weaving revival, particularly in the formation of local and rural weaving cooperatives. Loveless is at her best when describing the thinking and creative processes involved in the creation of a woven piece and the development of cooperative ventures. Fine descriptions of the New Mexico landscape and traditional adobe construction are interwoven with some poignant but mostly mundane accounts of family life. One might have wished for fewer accounts of family members' comings and goings and more of the impact of these family events on the creative output of the weavers. Recommended for specialists and for Southwestern collections. - Ingrid Schierling, Univ. of Colo rado at Colorado Springs Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.