Art of the Boot

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Gibbs Smith, 2006 - Art - 160 pages
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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.

Excellent detail shots

A guide to some of today's finest bootmakers

A comprehensive resource guide

The finest boot photography anywhere

An excellent starting point for designing your own pair of custom boots

"a glossy coffee-table book for the true bootist" New York Times May 13, 2001 Sunday

"kicky compendium on the sole of the American West" Texas Monthly January, 2000

"True cowboys and urban cowpokes alike will delight in the photographs of some of the most unique boots ever made." Dallas Morning News December 22, 1999

"a book for anyone who ever loved a pair of boots" Houston Chronicle December 05, 1999,

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
8
A Cowboy Boot Biography
9
The Bootmakers
71
Ammons Boot Company
72
Michael Anthony
74
Alan BellBells Custom Boots
76
Blucher Boot Company
78
Paul BondPaul Bond Boot Company
80
Lee MillerTexas Traditions
112
James MoradoMorado Boots
114
Bill NiemczykWild Bills Boots
116
Joe PatrickusJ Ps Custom Handmade Boots
118
Jack ReedJack Reed Boots
120
Bo RiddleBo Riddle Boots
122
Rios of Mercedes Boot Company
124
Tex RobinTex Robin Boots
126

Carl ChappellCT Boot Shop
82
Stephanie Ferguson Custom Boots
84
D W FrommerFrommer Boots
86
J B Hill Boot Company
88
Pablo JassJass Boot Shop
90
Blake JonesJones Custom Boots
92
Eddie KimmelKimmel Boot Company
94
James LeddyLeddy Boot Company
98
Liberty Boot Company
100
Dave LittleLittles Boots
106
Rocketbuster Boot Company
128
Lisa SorrellSorrell Custom Boots
132
Stallion Boot Company
136
Tres Outlaws Boot Company
140
Dave WheelerWheeler Boot Company
146
So You Want to Order a Pair of Boots
150
Glossary
153
Resources
157
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About the author (2006)

Tyler Beard is the foremost expert on cowboy boots. He is the author of Art of the Boot, The Cowboy Boot Book, and 100 Years of Western Wear. He lives on a ranch with his wife, and together they run True West Design. Jim Arndt is the author of How to Be a Cowboy and coauthor with Mary Emmerling of Art of the Cross, Art of Turquoise, Art of the Skull and Art of the Heart. He coauthored several Cowboy Boot books. He lives in Santa Fe.

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