This beautiful book would make the perfect coffee table book!
In the dozen years that have passed since James Michener wrote the above words in the preface to Robert Vavra's international best seller Equus, Vavra has created four more books with equines as their protagonists. Now the celebrated photographer focuses his camera on ten of the most beautiful stallions in the world.
In Vavra's Horses, however, his subject is not the horse herd, as in his previos books, but the individual animal, each with its own personality and beauty. Vavra the photographic artist shows us the horse at rest, in flight, close up, from afar, and in turn captures the nobility, grace, power, intelligence, or gentleness of each animal. All the horses have been photographed at liberty, further adding to the celebration of nature that is the overall theme of Robert Vavra's work.
The text in the back of the book describes each stallion—its characteristics, habits, owners. A song written by Robert Vavra accompanies each stallion's portfolio, along with pressed flowers and butterflies collected from each animal's pasture. In addition, Vavra traces the history of one particular breed, the Morgan, exploring the mystery of its lineage and giving insight not only into animal genetics but into the history of America itself.
A joyous book for all those who love and appreciate equines, Vavra's Horses evokes the feelings we all experience when we see a horse that is truly extraordinary.
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Condition: Fair - Dust jacket torn in two places, good condition otherwise
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