Man and The Horse Mackay-Smith, Druesedow, Tom Ryder


Man and The Horse

Alexander Mackay-Smith,  Jean R. Druesedow,  Thomas Ryder.

First edition 1984,

This book was published in connection with an exhibition at the Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,from December 3 1984, through September 1,1985.

11 x 9, 126 pp, illustrated with colour and black and white plates, pictorial end papers,

in very good condition with a smart dust jacket

. This magnificent volume, written by three experts in the field and illustrated with more than one hundred works of art from many periods and cultures, is a celebration of the world of the horse and of man’s relationship with one of the most beautiful creatures on earth.

It is also a history of style – for the horse has always been, for man, an object of elegance, as well as a means of displaying style, wealth, and pride.

Because the accouterments of the horseman require a harmonious blend of efficient design, high quality, and superior workmanship, they reflect the essence of true style, which this book uniquely demonstrates.


Approximately 1/3rd of the book is dedicated to the history of ladies riding apparel, both aside and astride, and is well illustrated with historical pictures in colour and black and white

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