Farewell to the Horse
A Cultural HistoryBook - 2018
"Horses and humans share an ancient, profoundly complex relationship. Once our most indispensable companions, horses were for millennia essential in helping build our cities, farms, and industries. But during the twentieth century, in an increasingly mechanized society, they began to disappear from human history. In this esoteric and rich tribute, [the author] chronicles the dramatic story of this most spectacular creature, thoroughly examining how they've been muses and brothers in arms, neglected and sacrificed in war yet memorialized in paintings, sculpture, and novels--and ultimately marginalized on racetracks and in pony clubs"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, c2018
Edition: First American edition
Branch Call Number: 636.1 RAULFF
Characteristics: xiii, 449 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm