Watt Matthews of Lambshead: Third Edition (Hardcover)

Watt Matthews of Lambshead: Third Edition By Laura Wilson, Anne Wilkes Tucker (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Laura Wilson, Anne Wilkes Tucker (Foreword by)
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The Texas State Historical Association is pleased to offer a third edition of Watt Matthews of Lambshead, a major work of art and an important historical document. Since the first edition was published in 1989, Laura Wilson’s chronicle of this iconic ranch has proven to be a popular and important contribution to the story of Texas. 

In words and especially in Wilson’s starkly beautiful images, Watt Matthews of Lambshead captures a way of life that is iconically Texan, one now only available to a vanishing number of residents of the Lone Star State, where even rural landscapes are increasingly dominated by industrial activities like high-density feedlots and oil extraction. 

In The 50+ Best Books on Texas (1998), A. C. Greene wrote that “[Watt] Matthews . . . was the last living link with all the Texas cowboy and ranch mythology and lore from the 1850s.” The ranch has continued to operate after his death in 1997, and this edition includes an afterword that details recent developments. 

A new foreword by Anne Wilkes Tucker, curator emeritus of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, puts the book in the context of Wilson’s career as one of the most notable photographers of the contemporary American West.

About the Author

LAURA WILSON is a photographer whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, London’s Sunday Times Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ, and British Vogue. Laura Wilson is married and lives in Dallas, Texas. She and her husband, Robert, are the parents of three sons, Andrew, Owen, and Luke Wilson. ANNE WILKES TUCKER is curator emeritus of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781625110428
ISBN-10: 1625110421
Publisher: Texas State Historical Assn
Publication Date: October 21st, 2019
Pages: 152
Language: English