Horses have been the inspiration for hundreds of works of art over the centuries. This book celebrates the horse in all its glory, from its role as working animal in war and sport, to beloved pet. The horse's beauty and majesty is caught by artists as diverse as Stubbs, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Magritte, Frink, and Freud.
The Book of the Horse is a cool and quirky collection of equine art and illustration by artists from around the world.
Interspersed through the illustrations are short texts about the artists and their subjects. Beautifully designed and packaged, the book will appeal to horse lovers of all ages.
About the Author
Angus Hyland is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and a partner at Pentagram Design London. His work for Laurence King includes (with Roanne Bell) Hand to Eye (2003), The Picture Book (2010), (with Steven Bateman) Symbol (2011), The Purple Book (2013) and The Book of the Dog (2015).
Caroline Roberts is a journalist and author who writes mainly about the graphic arts. She is the co-author of New Book Design, Cut & Paste: 21st-Century Collage and most recently 50 Years of Illustration. She was the founder of Grafik magazine.
"An elegant collection of art paired with prose that pays homage to the beauty, grace and spirit of equines."
"It's impossible to flip through this book without crafting a wishlist of pieces to put on your wall at home. Those who love horses often find themselves captivated by their beauty; readers of The Book of the Horse will find themselves similarly captivated by the artists that have managed to translate that beauty onto canvas." The Plaid Horse