Gypsy Horses and the Travelers' Way: The Road to Appleby Fair
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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Gypsy Horses and the Travelers' Way: The Road to Appleby FairUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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
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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