This book is a collection of 250 beautiful color photos, taken by father/son photographers Rik Van Lent, Sr. and Jr. and would make a perfect gift for admirers of both Arabian horses and artististic photography.
The Arabian horse has been one of the planets most inspiring creatures. Poets, artist, scholars, kings, writers, warriors... have all been touched and inspired by this breeds beauty, intelligence and spirit. The grey stallion Eukaliptus (x Bandos) appears on the dust jacket with his groom at the Kurozweki State Stud of Poland. Inside are photographs of Arabian horses in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, and Uruguay.
The photographers write, "...in more than thirty countries around the world, our patrons regularly invite us to share the beauty of their new crop of foals or their mares and stallions. Through this photographic adventure, we have dealt with different people, cultures, climates, and, most unpredictable of all: light, the ever intractable friend and enemy...the energy which makes all things visible."
"While it is nearly impossible to capture the perfection of the Arabian horse through the lens of a camera, we believe that every animal has its own identity-a certain look in the eyes, an expressive movement. Capturing this unique personality on film is our style...our trademark."
"Through these photographs, we invite you to share our work and to experience, as we have, the Arabian horse-one of the greatest glories in the living world."
Hardcover, dust jacket. New. Published 1993. 160 pages, 250 color photos.