Equitainment Newsletter - Coffee Table/Gift Books - 15 December 2016
14 Dec 2016
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The horse is a creature of action: running, jumping, stopping, turning. To fully appreciate his beauty, you must see him perform working a cow, jumping a fence, hurtling around a track...
...photographer David R. Stoecklein takes you inside the world of performance horses, turning his lens upon the super-athletes of equestrian sport.
This book features brilliant competitors from all the major disciplines: reining, cutting, barrel racing, and roping; as well as hunter/jumper, three-day eventing, dressage, and driving...The photographer goes behind the scene to capture poignant moments between equine athletes and their human companions. He also visits training and breeding farms to demonstrate what goes into the creation of a champion.
Journalist Jennifer Forsberg Meyer shares the thoughts and opinions of top riders, trainers, and breeders. They describe what makes each sport uniquely challenging, and what it takes for a horse to achieve greatness.
If you are a fan of one horse sport or many, or you simply love stunning portraits of magnificent horses, this book will quicken your pulse and impress you with the poetic grace and beauty of its subjects.
THE PERFORMANCE HORSE A PHOTOGRAPHIC TRIBUTE - HB
The heroic image of a stockman against a backdrop of open space and blue skies is one of Australia's most potent and enduring symbols.
This book celebrates the backcountry pioneers who defied a harsh land and cruel climate to lay the foundations of Australia's primary industries.
It is a chequered tale of triumps and tribulations, of optimism and sheer pluck only too often pitted against unsympathetic administrators and the relentless forces of nature.
Evocative illustrations and photographs bring to every page all the vigour and colour of outback life then and now. A thought-provoking chronicle of the nation's pioneers and a nostalgic tribute to our outback heritage.
THE ROMANCE OF THE STOCKMAN - HB
Generations of Australians have fallen in love with the silver brumbies of Elyne Mitchell's classic children's stories.
Now, for the centenary of Elyne's birth, comes this celebration in words and pictures of the brumby heartland: the glorious Australian Alps that were Elyne's inspiration and great passion.
Featuring the best of Elyne Mitchell's non-fiction writing about her beloved high country, On the Trail of the Silver Brumby is lavishly illustrated with archival images and glorious new photography of the Alps by her grandson, James Auchinleck, and others. From thrilling accounts of exploring these untamed places on foot, skis and horseback to tales of wild brumby chases and evenings spent yarning round the campfire, Elyne's words bring the mountains vividly to life.
On the Trail of the Silver Brumby allows readers to follow Elyne and her brumby heroes through their kingdom and discover for themselves a world of snowy alps, secret valleys, sparkling cascades and summer fields of wildflowers.
SB: ON THE TRAIL OF THE SILVER BRUMBY - HB
This stunningly illustrated history of the horse in art, written buy a specialist in both art and horsemanship, documents the creative journey from prehistoric cave painting to the formidable war horses of Paolo Uccello, ...
...the Thoroughbred portraits of George Stubbs, the sensitive, enigmatic prints of Elizabeth Frink and beyond.
It explores the role of the horse in Eastern imagery and as the subject of myth and legend; as a symbol of power and an ally in war; as the subject of anatomical scrutiny and the Romantic embodiment of human feeling; and as the emblem of sporting pleasures and prowess. The book sheds particular light on man’s relationship with the horse, and on the story of equine evolution from the stocky primitive to today’s thoroughbred.
THE HORSE - 30,000 YEARS OF THE HORSE IN ART - HB
One of the oldest team sports known to man, among the fastest and most thrilling, polo has been played for centuries by kings and commoners alike.
It is India's contribution to the world of sport, as it was there that the game was discovered and thereafter spread across the globe.
This unique book tells the story of Indian polo from the earliest incarnation of the modern game in Manipur, India right up to the present day.
Written by polo player and commentator Jaisal Singh and supported by images from various private collections and international polo clubs and archives, this book is the only volume of its kind and a must for any devotee of this exhilarating sport.
POLO IN INDIA - HB
What is it about horses that draws people in so deeply? Why is it that horses hold meaning and symbolism across cultures around the world? Why do so many of us experience horses as not just beautiful creatures but wise and healing teachers?
These are some of the questions that revered equine photographer Tony Stromberg set out to answer with his best photos from the past half decade.
The resulting collection more than meets Stromberg's goal of highlighting and honoring the mysterious ways horses and humans can bring out the best, the highest, and the most powerful in one another.
After more than a decade as one of San Francisco's top commercial photographers, Tony Stromberg followed an inner yearning for more space and stillness and moved to New Mexico to pursue his true passion in fine art photography of his favorite subject, the horse.
Tony travels throughout the western United States and Europe in search of the elusive and mysterious spirit of the wild horse, attempting to capture the freedom and power of his subjects on film.
He works with the Bureau of Land Management as well as numerous wildlife sanctuaries and private ranches. He conducts workshops on horse photography. His photographs appear in select galleries throughout the world.
TS: HORSE MEDICINE - HB
Stables and other Equestrian Buildings is essential reading for the professional horseman, the keen amateur, the student or anyone contemplating building, refurbishing or converting stables.
The text is complemented by numerous clear diagrams and profuse colour photographs of stables.
In this most comprehensive book on design and construction of stables to date architect Keith Warth covers all aspects of planning and building equestrian complexes.
STABLES AND OTHER EQUESTRIAN BUILDINGS - HB
This volume features the horses and stories of the most important refuges - from the rugged grasslands of South Dakota where wild mustangs can run free, to an oasis in the Arizona desert for mares.
A true horse-lover's book with an inspirational message of hope, this unprecedented work-which includes a forward by Temple Grandin - features 13 of America's most effective equine sanctuaries and rescues - from Catskill Animal Sanctuary in New York to Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue in California.
AM: HORSE SANCTUARY - HB
The fascinating story of humanity's bond with the horse is spectacularly brought to life in this beautifully illustrated volume. Over 90 giant-sized reproductions of the most iconic equestrian paintings will delight horse and art lovers alike.
Arranged choronologically from 23,000 BC to the present day, featured artworks include: the Pech-Merle spotted horse panel, The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello, The Antomy of the Horse and Whistlejacket by George Stubbs, Equestrienne by Toulouse-Laurtrec, and Franz Marc's Blue Horse.
It also includes works by Pisanello, Titian, Leonardo da Vinci, Rubens, Caravaggio, Velazquez, Gainsborough, Benjamin West, William Blake, Degas, Picasso, Kandinsky, Sir Alfred Munnings and many other major artists.
THE HORSE: A CELEBRATION OF HORSES IN ART - HB
Through his luminous photography of horses, Tony Stromberg works to bridge what he calls "modern life's disturbing separation between people and nature."
This gorgeous book of full-colour photography is filled with one hundred and forty of Stromberg's extraordinary portraits of horses, both wild and domestic, along with accompanying quotations from teachers and writers exploring equine wisdom and its intersection with spirituality. Stromberg believes that horses can be profound teachers, bringing deep awareness to a world dangerously out of balance. Through the power and mystery of the horse, Stromberg seeks to reignite qualities of freedom, spirit, power, grace, and harmony in people's souls.
TS: SPIRIT HORSES - HB