The Horse: From Arabia to Royal Ascot - the exhibition catalogue from British Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

The Horse: From Arabia to Royal Ascot

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'A beautifully illustrated catalogue...makes not just a fine coffee table book but a generous Christmas present' - The Lady

A beautifully illustrated book that celebrates the relationship between horses and humans through the ages

Richly illustrated with over 200 colour images, The Horse: From Arabia to Royal Ascot explores the central role that horses have played in the history of civilisation, in travel, agriculture, sport and war, and examines their representation in art, mythology and literature. 

It reveals the significant influence of horses on human history from the domestication of the Arabian horse in c.3500 BC to the present day.

  • Authors: John Curtis
  • Paperback: 268 pages | 200 colour illustrations
  • Date published: May 2012
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0714111834 
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 25.1 x 2.8 cm

★★★★ 'anybody who loves horses should go to this show. Those who do not love them should go too, perhaps, for an insight into the mysterious, centuries-old bond between horse and human' - The Telegraph

'Tremendous' - The Observer

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