Our Favorite Western Reads of 2012

VISUAL FEASTS

GREATEST PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE AMERICAN WEST
By James C. McNutt (National Geographic Books)

This richly illustrated (obviously!)collection of stunning photos is the companion volume to a touring exhibition of works that began appearing in museums across the nation in October 2012.

 

ELEVATING WESTERN AMERICAN ART
Edited by Thomas Brent Smith (Denver Art Museum)

The Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum marked its tenth anniversary in 2011. This book, which features 320 color illustrations, highlights the institute’s undisputed masterworks.

 

SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER: THE EPIC LIFE AND IMMORTAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF EDWARD CURTIS
By Timothy Egan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

We know Curtis’s work. But who knows the man? Now we do, thanks to prize-winning author Timothy Egan.

 

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