Art of The Boot
Tyler Beard is a native Texan and is considered the foremost expert on American West style. In 1998 he curated “The Cowboy Boot: The Soul of the American West” for The Museum of the Horse in Ruidoso, New Mexico; it was the most comprehensive exhibition of cowboy boots ever assembled under one roof. He is the author of Lone Star Living: Texas Homes and Ranches. His homes have been featured in dozens of books and magazines on décor and lifestyle. Jim Arndt is a nationally recognized advertising and editorial photographer. He maintains studios in Santa Fe and Minneapolis and shoots for clients such as Wrangler, Chevrolet, and HarleyDavidson. His personal work has also been exhibited in galleries in Santa Fe, Taos, and Austin. As the world’ s leading authorities on the cowboy boot, Tyler and Jim have also collaborated on The Cowboy Boot Book (1992), 100 Years of Western Wear (1993), and Cowboy Boots (2004).