Horses

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Artisan Books, 2008 - Cooking - 335 pages
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The most visually stunning book ever produced about horses, in a portable new format.

This sumptuous tribute to the earth's most beautiful animal has been redesigned in a new mini format that is 100 pages longer than the original. Renowned photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand—master of light and shadow, angle and exposure—etches these magnificent creatures and their human partners in photographs shot on location and around the globe, from Montana to Russia, central Asia to Argentina, Mongolia and Cameroon, and points in between. Each moment captured offers a glimpse of the breath of humanity, and man's powerful and moving relationship with the horse. Full of tribal costume, local color, and panoramic scenery—accompanied by the text of equine expert Jean-Louis Gouraud—Horses is a project of unparalleled ambition and scope.
  

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This book is absolutely adorable. The pictures are beautiful. Perfect gift for any horse lover. The only thing missing are American Paints. Every other breed you could imagine is in this book though. Great buy! Read full review

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Arthus-Bertrand is an award-winning landscape photographer, but in this volume--a best seller in his native France--he focuses on horses. His approach is unique, in terms of both set design and ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
4
birthplace of the horse
7
one large family
13
fallen from grace
18
a world apart
22
the counts finest ereation
23
enioying the limelight
30
legends of I he Caucasus
36
dualpurpose horses
186
great sporting breeds
192
the art of horse riding
200
treasures of the past
209
English gentle giants
214
the pride of Scotland
216
dependable characters
222
home of the draft horse
230

a center for world expansion
43
military stalwarts
48
trading places
52
hidden strengths
62
in a league of their
66
master of haute civie
74
a star in the making
80
wild at heart
86
living the American dream
90
born survivors
96
adding a touch of flamboyance
104
the mysterious Appaloosa
110
symbol of a nation
118
true success stories
124
improving Western breeds
129
really pure really Arab?
138
a deserving position of power
148
the fastest horse in the world
156
rooted in history
166
France and farther afield
180
the perfect workhorse
234
an unlikely racehorse?
240
tough and enduring
246
a French favorite
250
the mother of horses
252
king of the heavy breeds
258
Horse or pony?
267
a true performer
270
equine royalty
278
hardv companions
284
a novices dream
290
a lucky escape
296
impressive ancestry 306 Small horses from the Pyrenees neglected talents
306
The horses cousins
317
Thedonkcj
318
The mule
322
On the other side of the canvas
329
Acknowledgments
332
Index
334
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About the author (2008)

Yann Arthus-Bertrand, traveler, photographer, and former hot-air balloon pilot, is world renowned for his astonishing photography books. His seminal work, Earth from Above, has been published in numerous languages and was the basis for a worldwide photo exhibition. Arthus-Bertrand's work regularly appears in Geo, Life, National Geographic, and Paris-Match.

Jean-Louis Gouraud is widely respected as one of Europe's preeminent experts on horses, with the distinction of having traveled from Paris to Moscow on horseback.

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