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Americana

Capp, Kristin

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ISBN 10: 3908163250 / ISBN 13: 9783908163251
Published by Edition Stemmle, 2000,, 2000
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Title: Americana

Publisher: Edition Stemmle, 2000,

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Book by Capp, Kristin

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Americans have constructed a mythology about cowboys and cowboy culture. These three books take a look at 21st-century cowboy life and initially leave the reader thinking, What is all the fuss about? Capp is grouped here because she points her camera at many sites and people in the West; cowboy culture is an inevitable accident in her lens resulting from her travels on the edges of cowboy territory. Her photographs look and feel as if we have seen them before, in small college galleries where young unknowns have neatly framed their random, tilted images in black and white. Also shooting in black and white, Williams looks at cowboy hands. His view of hard and dangerous work actually the demonstration of a narrow set of skills and risks in the rodeo translates into nearly kinetic visuals in his photographs. In his rush to show toughness, however, Williams has not taken the care to produce good photography. So it falls to Deruytter, roaming around Montana with a camera, some patience, and an artist's appreciation for subtlety, to compose pictures of real cowboy life. Beat-up spurs, well-worn boots, weathered skin, big animals, and battered fence posts are all full of timeless wear and tear. This and the fear in young cowboy faces and the resignation in old cowboy hearts make his photographs seem tough, honest, and durable. There is little point or quality in Williams's and Capp's books, but Deruytter has a compressed visual tale to tell, and he is ably assisted by Wood's rambling essay about cowboys and the West. David Bryant, New Canaan Lib., CT
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