New PDF release: Art of the Western Saddle: A Celebration Of Style And

By Bill Reynolds

ISBN-10: 159228034X

ISBN-13: 9781592280346

Winner of the yank Horse Publication's top Equine e-book Award of the yr (2004)
Finalist for the 2005 Ben Franklin Award
Spanning time and approach, THE artwork OF THE WESTERN SADDLE is a party and visible ceremonial dinner of the sleek artistry of the western saddler and his craft. packed with specific photos and illustrations, this booklet celebrates the saddle as an ornamental hallmark of refined good looks whereas gratifying the application of its vital objective. the facility for early guy to cultivate and journey the pony created the fast development of man's strength to go back and forth and discover. The saddle-the epitome of shape following function-evolved to fulfill the utilitarian wishes of the rider and his initiatives, be they paintings or excitement.

Illustrated with historical and modern examples of saddle sort and ornament, THE paintings OF THE WESTERN SADDLE highlights the paintings of makers akin to Visalia inventory Saddle corporation, Meana, Miles urban Saddlery, Porter, Hamley, Edward H. Bohlin, McCabes, and Keyston Bros., in addition to modern makers reminiscent of Chas Weldon, Dale Harwood, Chuck Stormes, Don Butler, Chuck Treon, Jeremiah Watt, and so forth. Many saddles of the celebs are featured from the golden age of the Hollywood Western; those contain clothes belonging to the Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Barbara Stanwyck, Ken Maynard, and dollar Jones.

THE artwork OF THE WESTERN SADDLE additionally presents a glance on the many beautiful and unpublished examples of the best in silver and gold overlay and filigree saddle silver created through the West's preeminent metalsmiths. that includes three hundred photos, this quantity is an absolute needs to for all equestrians, in addition to for creditors and admirers of this precise and absolutely American craft.

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