Horses of the SunWydawnictwo: Taschen
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 breeds: Arabian, Andalusian, Morgan, American Saddlebred, Friesian, and Peruvian Paso. As in Vavra's most popular books, all are alone and running free in glorious...
These lush photographs are accompanied by poetry and are followed by text and drawings 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.
Robert Vavra was born in California and lived there until he was twenty-three years old. In 1958 he went to Europe, where he has since spent most of his time. One of the world's finest photographers, he provided the photographs for James Michener's Iberia, which became a munber-one New York Times best-seller. He is the author of over thirty books, including Vavra's Horses, Equus, Such Is the Real Nature of Horses, Tiger Flower, Unicorns I Have Known, and A Tent with a View. Vavra divides his time between his ranch in Seville, Spain, and his Camp in the Kenyan highlands.