West

West

by Lars Aberg
     
 

WEST IS A CREATIVE LOOK AT THE ROMANCE and design of the American West. It captures the true spirit of America—and its forces of nature. It embraces the notion that the republic should not be thought of as the center of the world but rather as the drifter that still tries to get away.

Overview

WEST IS A CREATIVE LOOK AT THE ROMANCE and design of the American West. It captures the true spirit of America—and its forces of nature. It embraces the notion that the republic should not be thought of as the center of the world but rather as the drifter that still tries to get away.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423623502
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
10/14/2011
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
8.94(w) x 12.32(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Read an Excerpt

Wild Horses

It has been a long time since Darrell Winfield dismounted and quit being the Marlboro man, settling on his Wyoming horse ranch. He is now trying to come to terms with his cancer and the only treatment he would ever accept is the regular sweat lodge sessioning with a medicine man from the Wind River reservation.

Winfield secured the cigarette deal in 1968, when the wannabes from Hollywood were replaced by the real thing, and he has since been in more films and commercials than any other Marlboro man. Now that he is too old to drive cattle he still needs the snorting of horses around him; the smell, the body heat. It is not even a choice: you either like them or you don’t.

The northbound road to the country town of Riverton loses itself in a hazy semi-desert. Behind every curve lies a new sensation of astonishing cliff formations. Touching the outskirts of Wind River we lose our car radio signal.

Meet the Author

Lars Åberg is a journalist and the author of a number of non-fiction books with Swedish or American themes, including two about Native Americans.

Lars Strandberg has worked internationally as a photographer, his work appearing both in books, magazines, newspapers, exhibitions, and advertising.

Ronnie Nilsson is an art director who runs his own graphic design firm out of a renovated old farmhouse on the south coast of Sweden. He has designed a series of books, one of which was named Swedish cookbook of the year.

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