The Book of the Horse: Horses in Art

For centuries, the bond between horses and humans has served as inspiration on many levels. Accomplished graphic artists and authors Angus Hyland and Caroline Roberts (The Book of the Cat) have paired notable quotes, proverbs, and horse and artist factoids with exceptional works of two-dimensional visual art. Marc Chagall's colorful Horsewoman on Red Horse gets a nod, as does Toulouse-Lautrec's dynamic painting The Jockey. More contemporary works, including Juan Lamarca's striking photographs of white horses, are featured, along with intricate, fun illustrations by Daniel Rohan Eason. It's said that riding on the back of a horse is "the nearest thing to flying that humans can experience." Perusing this elegant collection will allow the artistic appreciation of equine lovers to soar. --Kathleen Gerard, blogger at Reading Between the Lines

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