Art Of The Boot
Author: Tyler Beard
Photographs by Jim Arndt
Now in paperback, this is the perennial best-seller that started it all, with an incredible look at the artistry happening in boot manufacturing over the last twenty years. With more than 25,000 copies sold in hardcover, Art of the Boot is a must-have guide to the artisans and manufacturers of America's classic footwear. The finest boot photography anywhere, excellent detail shots.
A comprehensive resource guide to some of today's finest bootmakers. An excellent starting point for designing your own pair of custom boots.
From the Inside Jacket:
What is it with cowboy boots that makes millions of people all over the world feel at home in a pair? With enduring allure, the boot is one of the great enigmas of modern society. Now, more than 150 years after the cowboys roped the ranges and galloped through the tall grass and sagebrush, we're simply enamored with what they wore on their feet.
Plain brown and black boots are still the mainstay of cowboy boot maikng, but the eye-poppin', snake-stompin', spine-chillin' designs created by individual artists are the ones that capture our hearts and imaginations.
Since the publication of The Cowboy Boot Book in 1992, the number of bootmakers across the country has nearly doubled, waiting lists have compounded, and the art of the boot has risen to mind-blowing proportions. The men and women who create our fancy footwear are both fascinating and funny. Their tales and artworks exhibited here are testament to the high-minded dedication of a down-to-earth contingent of craftspeople.
Tyler Beard and Jim Arndt have created an incredible gathering that will leave your toes twitchin' and your dogs barkin' for a new pair of boots.
About the Author:
Tyler Beard is a native Texan and is considered the foremost expert on American West style. In 1998 he curated The Cowboy Boot: The Soul of the American West for the Museum of the Horse in Ruidoso, New Mexico. It was the most comprehensive exhibition of cowboy boots ever assembled under one roof. He is the author of Lone Star Living: Texas Homes and Ranches. His home has been featured in dozens of books and magazine on décor and lifestyle.
About the Photographer:
Jim Arndt is a nationally recognized advertising and editorial photographer. He maintains studios in Santa Fe and Minneapolis and shoots fo clients such as Wrangler Chevrolet, and Harley-Davidson. His personal work has also been exhibited in galleries in Santa Fe, Taos, and Austin.
Paperback. 160 pages.