Art of the Western Saddle: A Celebration Of Style And by Bill Reynolds PDF

By Bill Reynolds

Winner of the yank Horse Publication's most sensible Equine publication Award of the yr (2004)
Finalist for the 2005 Ben Franklin Award
Spanning time and method, THE paintings OF THE WESTERN SADDLE is a party and visible banquet of the smooth artistry of the western saddler and his craft. choked with targeted images and illustrations, this ebook celebrates the saddle as an ornamental hallmark of sophisticated attractiveness whereas pleasurable the application of its critical objective. the facility for early guy to cultivate and experience the pony created the swift development of man's potential to trip and discover. The saddle-the epitome of shape following function-evolved to fulfill the utilitarian wishes of the rider and his projects, be they paintings or excitement.

Illustrated with old and modern examples of saddle type 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., besides modern makers corresponding to Chas Weldon, Dale Harwood, Chuck Stormes, Don Butler, Chuck Treon, Jeremiah Watt, etc. 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THE paintings OF THE WESTERN SADDLE additionally offers a glance on the many beautiful and unpublished examples of the best in silver and gold overlay and filigree saddle silver created through the West's preeminent metalsmiths.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 images, this quantity is an absolute needs to for all equestrians, in addition to for creditors and admirers of this certain and completely American craft.

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