Western Traditions is a beautifully presented new book on the art of the American West, an art that attracts not only great artists but passionate collectors, not only nostalgia buffs who revel in the history of the frontier but pragmatists who know that life of the working cowboy is a solid reality in today’s ranching industry.
More than just a review of the history of the genre, more than just a collection of interviews with many of the finest Western artists working today, Western Traditions paints a broad picture of this fine art category, showing where it has been, where it is now, and where it is going. This book belongs in every private and public art library, for it is an important reference as well as a rip-roaring good read.
Michael Duty is the Executive Director of the National Center for American Western Art in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of several books on Western art and history and has organized over fifty museum exhibitions on western art and history subjects.
Suzanne Deats is a Santa Fe-based arts writer and editor. She has published hundreds of reviews and interviews and is the author of several art books.
Size: 12 x 10.5 in.
Plates: 300 color plates