There is definitely a romanticism that is associated with the gunslinging cowboy, defending his land and his moral code. These displays of heroism have been reinforced in novels such as Owen Wister’s The Virginian (1902), and films such as John Ford’s Stagecoach (1939), with the iconic John Wayne. American culture has been defined by the west, and the ‘American Dream’ evolved from it. The pioneering days of the gold rush and the evolution of towns such as Las Vegas illustrate the mantra of the people; anything is possible in America.
24 x 32 cm
Hardbound with dust jacket
144 pages with approx. 80 photos in full colour
Presented in a slip case
Edition of 50