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Jennifer June, a custom cowboy boot maker, takes the reader through the diverse history of the boot, from the early days prior to 1930 to the modern twists on traditional styles popular a century down the line. She looks in detail at the motifs and metaphors that ornament the cowboy boot, from the artistic traditions of Texas boot makers to the symbolism in stitchings of flora and fauna, and examines the different styles, shapes, and materials of boots through the ages. Featuring insights and testimonials from custom cowboy boot makers and obsessive buyers alike, the book also features a section on how to design your own individual boot. Cowboy boots are the most emblematic of American fashion icons, repositories of western tradition and symbols of the strength and endurance of true American style. In recent times, cowboy boots have become permanent fixtures of the fashion world and of Hollywood westerns. Beautifully illustrated with photographs of boots, boot makers, and cowboy fashionistas, this book presents the definitive perspective on the changing roles and various styles of the most enduring American footwear.
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Jennifer June is America's best-known expert on cowboy boots. The owner of Big Star Boots in Oakland, California, Jennifer also acts as a media contact for many westernwear publications. Marty Snortum is a nationally recognized commercial and fine art photographer. He and Nevena Cristi own Rocketbuster Boots, the popular El Paso company known for their one-of-a-kind custom designs and their long list of celebrity clients. Dwight Yoakam is a Grammy-winning country musician and actor who has sold more 23 million albums. Never without his cowboy boots, Dwight is one of America's icons of modern western fashion.Review:
"The featured boots are fabulous, and the snippets of history fascinating." -- 04/29 ORLANDO SENTINEL
"Both fashion statement and footwear, these boots were made for picturin' in a sumptuous book with a forward from country maverick Dwight Yoakam." -- 4/20 ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"fascinating, pictorial look into the artistry of that icon of Americana, cowboy boots." "Chock-full of factoids and detail shots of some amazingly beautiful, well-crafted boots, "Cowboy" is worth more than a rodeo of stillettos." -- 05/02 CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
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Book Description Universe, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110789315378