Kurt Markus' photographs and writings have appeared frequently in publications which detail and observe the American Cowboy's place in our world today. Published here for the first time are many of his finest images culled from his decade long collaboration with the cowboy. His pictures evoke a sense of the western landscape and a man's place on it which is splendid and melancholy. The American Cowboy has never been seen so clearly poised on the western horizon as in these photographs. The large format of this volume helps preserve the scale and visual integrity of the original pictures.