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Spirit Horses 2013 Wall Calendar Calendar – Wall Calendar, July 20, 2012


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Product Details

  • Calendar: 26 pages
  • Publisher: Amber Lotus; Wal edition (July 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602376395
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602376397
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 11.8 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,086,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

The two sides of the human relationship with horses are reflected in a new book celebrating the practical and the spiritual. Stromberg is a professional photographer who came to horses and riding later in life. Horses became his teachers, reminding him of valuable truths about the connection of people and nature. They speak to him of the wild and of a world without boundaries. The photos in this mostly wordless, coffee-table-size book reflect these beliefs, and are of horses unrestrained by riders or tack, mostly without enclosures. Printed in color, black and white, and sepia tones, they often show horses in motion, manes and tails flying, with dust or sheer movement blurring the edges of the photo. Many subjects are not well-groomed show horses but rather their wilder brethren with shaggy forelocks and rough coats. Sprinkled throughout are quotations that range from the Dalai Lama to Henry Beston to D. H. Lawrence. This lovely book will more than please horse lovers. Nancy Bent
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Review

"Stromberg's remarkable photographs express the beauty, grace, spirit, and devotion that all horses embody."
Robert Redford

“Through a masterful blend of realism and mysticism, Tony Stromberg’s images give us a compelling glimpse into the secret life of horses.”
Linda Kohanov, author of The Tao of Equus

"This lovely book will more than please horse lovers."
Booklist
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

Horses teach us to listen, still the mind, observe and feel.
Cindy Jarrett
I don't think I've ever seen such stunning equine photography captured as beautifully as Tony Stromberg's in his "Spirit Horses" book.
Sherron Sheppard
If you love horses or even just photography I highly recommend this book.
A. VANDREUMEL

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By SteveSelf on December 6, 2005
Format: Hardcover
While there are a lot of romantic horse picture books available, Tony has collected many images in this book which transcend the expected and lead us into the essence of equine. The textures and composition amaze... From the dust, to the lips, to the eyes, to the hair, these images can take the viewer deep. I am not a "horse person" per se, but the artistry and beauty in this book is so very rich that it surpasses that perspective. Along with the sheer beauty, there is humor and irony, strength and flow, and much more. I am very pleased with this book and hope to own a large size print from Tony's portfolio someday.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Melanie Goldenberg on December 6, 2005
Format: Hardcover
If you're looking for pretty pony pictures, get a calendar. If you are looking to glimpse into the wild, gritty and sometimes fantastical soul of the horse, Tony's book will be a feast for your eyes. Done in sepia and black and white, Tony's images encourage your eyes to wander and linger, as you explore and start to wonder about these ethereal creatures. Take a short journey into the world of the unfettered horse, and pick up Spirit Horses.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M. Jensen on December 14, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Presence. For me that is what Tony Stromberg's new book "Spirit Horses" conveys. Somehow Tony has captured an essence of Horse that I have never found in similar books. A wild moving graceful intelligence touches me from these images. Here is Horse revealing a part of it's true nature, showing us a way, reminding us all of the need for our own "wild nature" in these times we are passing through. Thank you Tony for offering us not only these stunningly beautiful photographs, but for sharing this rare communion Horse has offered you.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Terrie Bennett on December 6, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I received my "Spirit Horses" book and could not put it down. The photography simply brings the horses to life. It's as if you can feel the horses breathing through the pages. The photography, lay-out and design of this book combined create an absolute masterpiece that would be cherished by horse lovers, art enthusiasts and anyone with a love of the natural world. The beauty and spirit of the horses in this book brought tears to my eyes. I can't wait to share it with everyone I know. What an amazing gift! Thank you Tony Stromberg for bringing such compassionate awareness to these magnificent beings.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sean P. Sauber on December 9, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Have you ever really stopped and spent time looking at a horse- the beauty in all of the elements? From the wide views of a herd at full gallop to the details of those long gorgeous lashes that some women would die for... this book allows to to spend as long as you want to enjoy the horse, every part of them. As you move through this book you get to experience the serenity of a sunset on her face, shining through her forelock - to the energy of young colts trying to keep up with the rest of the herd. The images are beautiful, the layout is graceful, and the words evoke a connection to the spirit of the horse. A wonderful book and a great gift for any horse lover or lover of great photography.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Melody Smith on December 6, 2005
Format: Hardcover
For anyone who has a love of horses - soul, nature, spirit, history - this book talks to all those senses on the deepest level. This is a lovely, sensitive piece of art that I will always think about through this author's eye. I am one of those beings that came in to this life loving the equine species. This book connects and speaks with heart. What a beautiful book I will share with my friends. Tony Stromberg is a man with a God given gift.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Judythe G. Sieck on December 6, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This is truly one of the most exquisite books I have seen. Not only does the author/photographer capture the poetic beauty and essence of the horses, but the reproductions are beautifully executed. As a book designer, I have to complement whoever put this book together for it is a magnificent design, imbued with a true poetic spirit and an unbelievable bargain for the price.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Cindy Jarrett on December 16, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Tony's images capture that journey of merging into the slower, quiet heart that being in the physical presence of horses brings. Horses teach us to listen, still the mind, observe and feel. These warm-toned images convey the exact "feel" horses have been trying to bring us to, for centuries. Each page is a poem of beauty. Any one wishing to have a fuller understanding of horses must include this one!
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