We're delighted to announce that we'll be taking part in the Attingham Trust Study Programme, "The Horse and the Country House," in England in September. We have in stock some of the books on the program's suggested reading list. A selection of them, plus others that may be of interest, are included in "Featured Books" at the bottom of this page. Quantities are very limited. For other titles related to the program's theme, search by the keyword Attingham, or go to "Browse Horses" and then look through the topics Art, Driving (especially other World on Wheels volumes), Farming, Horses in Society & History, and Hunting. We're happy to ship postpaid to Attingham participants within the United States.

The Horse Rider in African Art
Chemeche, George, et al.

Chemeche, George, et al. The Horse Rider in African Art. Woodbridge, UK: Antique Collectors' Club 2011. 380p, ca. 300 large color pls. As new hardcover in very good d.j. ** The first fully illustrated survey of the theme of horse and rider in many media from various African cultures. Focuses on wood sculpture from the Dogon, Bamana, Senufo, and Yoruba peoples. Texts by various scholars. "Horses are rare species in Africa and most African carvers would not have seen one... No wonder, then, that many of the mounts in this book look more like alligators or creatures from a distant planet. To the African carver, the equestrian image is simply an idea, a symbol, a concept. And this is what makes their art all the more compelling." Large and heavy; shipping/handling may be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering. (In print at ca. $100). (Item ID: 16403)


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