Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Review: 'Ranch Style' by David R Stoecklein

Ranch Style: The Artistic Culture and Design of the Real West by David R Stoecklein, 2003, Stoecklein Publishing, $35.00, hardbound, 143 pages. Category/Genre: photography. Cover: evocative. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million.

For a look at true ranch style, one needs not go further than this book, which is filled with full-colour photos of various emblems of ranch life. 

In it, you'll find windmills, mailboxes, cattle crossing signs, a clever 'Warning' sign ('Don't Cross This Field Unless You Can Run It In 9.9 Seconds. Our Bull Can Do It In 10 Flat.'), antlers, fence posts, hay fields, grain elevators, and the sides of old buildings. 

Stoecklein is dedicated to keeping the spirit of the West alive, and ranchers and cowboys from every western state have shared their culture to help him do that. This book is a result of some of that work.

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