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The Book of the Horse

Horses in Art

Angus Hyland and Caroline Roberts


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 entertaining quotations and short texts on the artworks.

Angus Hyland is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and a partner at Pentagram Design London. His work for Laurence King includes The Picture Book, The Purple Book, The Book of the Dog, The Book of the Cat and The Book of the Bird.

Caroline Roberts is a journalist and author who writes mainly about the graphic arts. She is the co-author of 50 Years of Illustration and The Book of the Cat, and author of Graphic Design Visionaries. She was the founder of Grafik magazine.