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Ranch gates of the Southwest.


Ranch gates of the Southwest.

Olsen, Daniel M. and Henk van Assen.

Trinity University Press


144 pages




Olsen and Van Assen set about documenting the rich variety of design reflected in the entranceways to ranches across Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Texas. While over 225 of Olsen's vivid color plates are presented as a photographic typology, each featuring a lone gate or sign set against an isolated horizon, the sparse landscapes and dramatic skylines are beautifully shot and easily stand on their own. Adding further dimension to the study, writer Lucy Lippard and writer and landscape architect Kenneth Helphand discuss the gates cultural, historical, and architectural significance and Van Assen offers information on the branding symbols and typography the ranchers have used to express individuality in identifying their properties. Oversize: 11.75x10".

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Date:Aug 1, 2009
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