Sole Mates

Sole Mates

Cowboy Boots and Art

Traugott Joseph

Museum of New Mexico Press

124 pages
Language: English

Subject: Fashion Shoes

This book takes a serious and ironic look at popular icons in western American culture--cowboy boots and masterpieces in western art--to explore American cultural values and pervasive themes in twentieth-century art. Cowboy boots are examined as markers of western life, as works of art, and subjects of works of art. The author has selected stellar examples of boots made by skilled and famous boot makers to offer a counterpoint to the "fine art" more typically considered. He has also selected drawings, paintings, prints, and photographs that reflect the changing attitudes and perceptions of western culture over the past fifty years and raise conceptual issues about western mores and modern life.

STATO: In Commercio

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