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Ranches of the American West / Linda Leigh Paul ; principal photography by Michael Mathers.

By: Paul, Linda Leigh.
Contributor(s): Mathers, Michael H [photographer.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Rizzoli, [2015]Description: 288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0847843947; 9780847843947.Subject(s): Ranch houses -- West (U.S.) | Interior decoration -- West (U.S.)DDC classification: 728.3730978
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This book includes twenty-five stunning ranches in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, California, Oregon, New Mexico, and Texas. Each ranch is presented with gorgeous new photographs of interiors, exteriors, details, and landscapes, accompanied by the ranch's fascinating history and extended captions.

The author has selected century-old working ranches with rustic interiors and materials that were often cut by hand. Exposed stone, planed wood, and forged iron can be seen alongside abandoned artifacts and southwestern textiles. Also included in the book are personal or guest ranches, newly built to mimic the forms of the surrounding foothills and mountains. Architects incorporate reclaimed materials that evoke the past: logs, shingles and shakes, branches, fieldstones, sandstones, and flagstones. Soaring ceilings and windows with unobstructed views establish a deep connection with the great outdoors, where ranch life takes place.

First published in the US in 2009.