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Art of The Boot Hardcover – August 29, 1999


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Publisher (August 29, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879059192
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879059194
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 9 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #808,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

Contents Acknowledgments A Cowboy Boot Biography The Bootmakers So, Your Want to Order a Pair of Boots Glossary Resources

From the Back Cover

Celebrating handcrafted cowboy boots--a multicolored confetti of leather, a tattoo for the soul.

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The book is a masterly revision/expansion of its parent, The Cowboy Boot Book.
John W. Hall
And, I think I need more...Anyway, this has very colorful pictures, interesting text on all of the boot manufacturers and is a good read.
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I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning of "boots".
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By John W. Hall on November 7, 1999
Format: Hardcover
The book is a masterly revision/expansion of its parent, The Cowboy Boot Book. Anyone who is remotely interested in cowboy boots would love this one. The boots and their photographs are remarkable. I would not have thought that Arndt could have done better, but he did. I had the privilege of seeing some of these boots and talking to some of the featured bootmakers this summer. After that and buying a copy of the book, I went out and bought a pair of boots. You might just be hooked!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Wendy Lane (boots@backattheranch.com) on October 22, 1999
Format: Hardcover
A colorful chronological history of the west "a pied". Tyler and Jim have managed to trump their very popular and successful "Cowboy Boot Book" published in 1992. Vivid in its photography, varied in the beauty of the boots included, the new compendium is a must for all boot lovers - a feast for the eyes - a sigh for the feet!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By E. A. Drake on March 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Good information...glorious photographs...a galaxy of great boots! This book is more than just another pretty picture book. It has well-researched information on boot history, lore and boot-makers, written in an engaging, personal style. There's an up-to-date list of bootmakers and sellers of collector boots. Ya just gotta have it! (only one quibble..."el rey" means "the king", not "the sun."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 23, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book was not only a real visual treat with outstanding photographs by Jim Arndt, but a great read. Tyler Beard has a relaxed and folksy style that was not only fun to read but highly informative. I finished the book with a smile on my face and a real need to have a pair of boots on my feet.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 23, 2006
Format: Paperback
Cowboy boots aren't just your functional black or brown work boot; but can be works of art in themselves: just take a look at Tyler Beard's ART OF THE BOOT for evidence! In 1992 THE COWBOY BOOT BOOK was published to celebrate this fact; since then the number of boot-makers around the country has nearly doubled. ART OF THE BOOT combines Jim Arndt's lovely color photos throughout with in-depth surveys of the companies and bootmakers involved. Highly recommended for any with an interest in cowboy culture or boots.

Diane C. Donovan

California Bookwatch
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 23, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I loved this stylish and entertaining book. The photographs were wonderful and the text delightful. This book was a joy for me to read and to give as a gift. A group of us are now going to have custom boots made...we just could not help oursleves...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer June on January 1, 2007
Format: Paperback
Big rich photo detail (that many baby-boomers will appreciate.) The cowoby boots in this book are the closest you'll ever find to life-size.

Tyler Beard asked America's finest bootmakers to send him their most spectacular boots...and they did, many remarkable pairs were made especially for this book. These new and vintage cowboy boots range from wowzie-zowie to "museum-quality." No pair could be counted as plain, or the least bit ordinary.

This book is a must for every collector. Tyler gives an unmatched, detailed history of cowboy boots and portrays the life and lore of America's top bootmakers. (A few who have since retired or passed on.) This book is one of my favorites.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. Berg on June 19, 2000
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
"The Art of the Boot" is informative, interesting and fun to read. The photos are outstanding. This is another outstanding book from this duo. I had the good fortune to recently meet Tyler and his lovely wife, Theresa, when they visited our shop. I can honestly state that I have never met a more interesting guy! Anyone interested in wearing, knowing about or just looking at boots will love this great book. AND it looks so cool on the coffee table!
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