Item description for Horses (Cube Books) by Valeria Manferto De Fabianis...
A treasure of images and information for all horse-lovers, this beautifully crafted book is a fitting tribute to humankind's unique companion, the horse. Over thousands of years, the horse has won humanity's gratitude and admiration. Horses celebrates these noble creatures, presenting them in their many environments and, above all, at the most interesting moments in their working and natural lives. Engaging narratives written by
recognized authorities on various aspects of equine life are combined with hundreds of photographs to create a complete portrait of horses in all their beauty.
Thoroughbreds and draft horses, horse shows and racing, life on the ranch and in the field, the birth and rearing of foals, famous riding schools, and equestrian traditions are among the themes of this unique book. Written in a direct, lively style, the text is especially appropriate for young readers eager to learn more about these captivating creatures. Offering an abundance of engaging illustrations in a handsome format, this book is the perfect gift for horse-lovers of all ages.
Valeria Manferto was born in Vercelli and studied Philosophy at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. Always a travel and nature enthusiast, she has produced many photojournalism pieces and has written the texts to numerous photographic volumes. In 1984 she and Marcello Bertinetti founded White Star Publishers, of which she is now the editorial director.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.4" Width: 6.6" Height: 1.7" Weight: 3.54 lbs.
Release Date Apr 5, 2005
Publisher White Star
ISBN 8854400513 ISBN13 9788854400511
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More About Valeria Manferto De Fabianis
Valeria Manferto was born in Vercelli and studied Philosophy at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. Always a travel and nature enthusiast, she has produced many photojournalism pieces and has written the texts to numerous photographic volumes. In 1984 she and Marcello Bertinetti founded White Star Publishers, of which she is now the editorial director.
Reviews - What do customers think about Horses (Cube Books)?
Fun book from a variety of photographers Jul 24, 2008
Cube books; small books compiled of lots of wonderful images by a variety of well known photographers. With 725 pages in "Horses" the fun never ends. Examples of the chapter layout includes Horses in the Wild, Life on the Ranch, Children and Horses, Equestrian Sports, etc. See a vast array of perspectives as you take a ride into the horse world.
Simply Beautiful Jun 5, 2008
Gorgeous photography of stunning horses in all aspects of their lives. I LOVE this book and have looked at it over and over again. I'm going to buy this for my horse loving friend as a gift, I know she'll love it as much as I do!
Good photographs, but inaccurate text... Feb 15, 2006
There is some outstanding equine photography by some of the world's most renowed equine photographers in this book, but do not rely on the text and commentary as a source of fact. Many inaccuracies (perhaps something was lost in the translation from Italian to English), that the editors should have caught: pinto horses mistakenly referred to as Arabians, a photo of an (obvious) adult horse described as a "foal", Paint stock-type horses annoyingly referred to as "pintos", an obvious leopard-spot appaloosa whose pattern is described as "marble."
Nice book to look at and browse through, though. Would make a nice gift for the young horselover who enjoys looking at horses.