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Horse: From Noble Steeds to Beasts of Burden

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For horse lovers, art lovers, and collectors of unusual, beautifully illustrated books, here is the only volume on the market to offer such a large and gorgeous array of equine art. The book is divided into eight themed chapters that explore the diverse representations of horses in art: horses depicted as our trusty companions, unstinting workers, and supporters in combat. The book charts this enduring partnership, drawing on the profusion of paintings and sculptures that feature the dignified and intelligent animal that has played so many roles in human history and culture. From the small Nisean horse of the Persian Empire to the tough and speedy mounts of the Wild West, from the winged steed Pegasus to the faithful Black Beauty, humble nags take their place alongside preening thoroughbreds as the many breeds and guises of the horse are depicted. Each chapter is introduced by a short essay, and every image is accompanied by key information on the artist, the style, and the subject of the piece. Lively quotes throughout the book add the voices of writers and poets. A biographical index of artists completes the book.
Product Details

Author: Lorraine Harrison

Language: English

Edition: (Edition: 0)

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

Release Date: 2000-10-01

Pages: 368

ISBN: 0823023346

ISBN13: 9780823023349