Gypsy Horses and the Travelers' Way: The Road to Appleby Fair

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Michele MacDonald
Fine Art Editions Gallery & Press, 2006 - Pets - 184 pages
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For a thousand years, Gypsies wandered, seldom welcome, often misunderstood, traveling and searching, for today's daily bread. Gypsy Horses and the Traveler's Way rides bareback into the midst of their mysterious culture. This poetic adventure celebrates proper Romani heritage and their beloved horses, in the fields, life on the road, and the journey to Appleby fair. The first 100 pages of the book is a 10,000-word narrative, accompanied by more than 235 travel images, followed by a brief history of the Gypsies' last 1,000 years in Europe with 15 historical images from the University of Liverpool archives. The second section of the book is an 84-page layout of 40 artistic images placed sparsely on two page spreads.

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Hard to rate this one. The pictures are ravishing, the text not so much. Despite the book's assertion that the photographer/author was accepted into prominent families of Irish gypsies, there's a ... Read full review

Gypsy Horses and the Travelers' Way: The Road to Appleby Fair

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Fine art photographer Hockensmith has been photographing horses for much of his professional career. Self-published in 2006 and now distributed worldwide by the University of Oklahoma Press, this book ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Born in 1954, John Stephen Hockensmith studied art and photography at Georgetown College in Kentucky. He began his career in 1975, working for the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a photographer. In 1986, he had his first one-man exhibit of paintings at the Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington, Kentucky. Beginning in 1994, Hockensmith focused his artistic career on equine themes. From the mid-1990s to the present, he has published, exhibited and distributed fine equine art throughout the United States and in other

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