11 1/2 x 14 inches.
148 pages, 93 full-color and 24 duotone photographs.
Introduction and vignettes by Kurt Markus.
Published in 1987 by New York Graphic Society.
First edition. New, signed.
(from the photographer’s personal library)
Books about cowboys have traditionally covered the American West in general. Here, for the first time, photographer Kurt Markus explores a particular Western region in depth: the Great Basin (or “buckaroo” country) of Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and California.
In words and pictures recounting his travels, Markus presents his view of a world until now largely overlooked by historians and visual artists—one in which he has been involved for nearly ten years. Buckaroo is the remarkable result of that involvement.
– Kurt Markus, from the Introduction