Cowboy Wild

Cowboy Wild

Book - 2012
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Gardners
Love it or hate it, the Calgary Stampede is a place where myth, history and spectacle collide. 100 years after an American vaudeville cowboy first dreamed it up, it remains an unrivalled homage to the West. The author uses the prism of Stampede to offer a meditation on the meaning of the West and its enduring hold on our collective imagination.

Heritage Books

Love it or hate it, the Calgary Stampede is a place where myth, history and spectacle collide. 100 years after an American vaudeville cowboy first dreamed it up, the Stampede remains an unrivalled homage to the West.

Cowboy Wild was more than a decade in the making. Photographer David Campion roamed the world's biggest Wild West show and brought back a collection of images that speak to our fascination with the cowboy. With wry humour, these photographs pull back the curtain and probe the contradictions that lie at the heart of a myth that transforms history into a story about the triumph of man over nature, nostalgically regretted even as it is celebrated.

As the Stampede marks its 100th anniversary, the time is ripe for a book that goes beyond the hype. In the accompanying essay, writer Sandra Shields uses the prism of the Stampede to offer a meditation on the meaning of the West and its enduring hold on our collective imagination.



Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Rocky Mountain Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781926855981
1926855981
Characteristics: 35 p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 x 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Shields, Sandra 1965-

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Get NoveList Reading Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
No similar edition of this title was found at PPL.

Try searching for Cowboy Wild to see if PPL owns related versions of the work.


Suggest For Purchase

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top