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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli (October 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847838668
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847838660
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 1 x 13.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #396,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Romantic, powerful and mysterious, these beautiful creatures are at their best in these striking photographs by Greenberg, which emphasize their heroic, even mythical, stature." ~Women's Wear Daily

“THIS IS NOT your daughter’s pretty pony book. The subjects, selected for their musculature, look carved from onyx and marble..” ~Los Angeles Magazine
 
“Jill Greenberg captures the beauty and strength of the magnificent creatures. Greenberg revisits her lifelong fascination with horses to create stunning images of her equine subjects.” ~Four Seasons
 
“..the book is a closer look at the history and symbolism of horses in ways that deserve your undivided attention.” ~Complex

"Greenberg captures horses' primal beauty by homing in on tiny details, eyes, manes, taut muscles" ~Entertainment Weekly

About the Author

Jill Greenberg earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. She is represented by ClampArt in New York and Katherine Cone Gallery in Los Angeles. She has exhibited her work internationally at museums and galleries in Rome, Amsterdam, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Montreal, and at venues such as the TED conference and Art Basel Miami Beach.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SephSpirit84 on October 30, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I bought this on impulse from 'Shakespeare and Company' in Paris France while on my honeymoon and I have to say I'm actually very impressed. Was not aware when I purchased it that it was purely photographs but was pleasantly surprised while I flipped through it. I'm an artist and horse lover so I was very captivated by both the photographs and choice of placement in the book. Very nice composition over all and I got her message without reading the reason for the book by just looking at the photographs. I kinda wish it weren't a book though since the photographs that span two pages sometimes feel ruined by the binding in the middle. I also wish there was a bit more variety of breeds but that's mostly nit-picking really. Love the photo manipulation and it seemed to enhance the photos and give it that slightly more artistic feel than just a really amazing photograph. I think of this book as a huge poem in photographic form and that's not easy to pull off even with such an amazingly beautiful animal that is the horse. If you enjoy horses, art and photography I can't see why you wouldn't like this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CynthiaH on November 29, 2012
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The book is amazing. Ms. Greenberg brings a mystical look to these awesome creatures. If you are used to seeing her more overtly political art pieces, this is a refreshing change. Check out this recent, one-on-one interview with the artist... [...]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Suz on November 13, 2012
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This book is awesome. I own just about every book and magazine about horses and this one is so different
and beautiful. It is a must have. Arrived on time and is a gorgeous addition to my Equine Library.
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By Ann on April 1, 2013
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The photos is absolutely beautiful. The book contains a close-up shot with an outstanding lighting. It's not just a horse photographs, but it's show how coloring light could enhance the artistic quality.
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By T.T. on March 13, 2013
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The pictures are wonderful. Great Gift Idea. I have to write at least a few more words I didn't realize there was a minimum.
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