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Horses of the Sun: A Gallery of the World's Most Exquisite Equines

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With the superior artisanship and eye for the natural horse that has made him the world's most celebrated photographer of horses, Robert Vavra presents a book of all-new images, profiling eighteen stunning equines spanning six Arabian, Andalusian, Morgan, American Saddlebred, Friesian, and Peruvian Paso. As in Vavra's most popular books, all are alone and running free in glorious natural a white Arabian in a sun-washed desert; a black Friesian galloping in snowdrifts; a gray Andalusian amid violet flowers; a chestnut Arabian prancing in autumn leaves. These lush photographs are accompanied by poetry and are followed by text and drawing that profile each breed, highlighting the particularly outstanding traits of each horse depicted. Vavra pays special attention to the Andalusian, providing an essay on its romantic history. Presented on natural, handmade paper, Horses of the Sun fuses the beautiful simplicity of Vavra's earlier works with a new, fresh image of horses. For anyone who loves horses or simply appreciates the finest of photography, Horses of the Sun is a lovely gift -- a paean to this most beloved of animals.

256 pages, Hardcover

First published November 14, 1995

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September 12, 2016
My father owns a copy of this one.
It has the most stunning collection of horsey-photographs I have ever seen. I remember very clearly beeing a little girl and spending hours with this book, admiring it's contens. Yesterday, after many years not thinking about it, I stumbled over it by accident, remembered how I loved it and was quite surprised that it hadn't lost any magic. It is a beautiful work of art.
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January 16, 2012
Horse photography books are really easy to make, but to be something special and memorable, they have to be superb... this one is. The ultimate coffee table book for anyone who likes horses.
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May 17, 2012
Beautiful photography that only Robert Vavra can capture. I have had this book for years and love to look through it especially since I am familiar with many of the horses pictured.
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