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Art of the Lusitano

by
Pedro Yglesias de Oliveira

In the 18th century, the Lusitano was considered the best saddle horse in the world. This book combines illustrations from that century and contemporary art to portray the journey of this great breed through history. The original illustrations from Manoel Carlos de Andrade's 18th century monumental text, Luz da Liberal, e Nobre Arte da Cavallaria, act as backdrops for the stars of today's Portuguese School of Equestrian Art. Today's living equestrian art juxtapose with the engraving art of the 18th century show amazing likenesses. The Portuguese School of Equestrian Art does a fantastic job of keeping traditional Portuguese equitation alive and thriving. The second part of the book features today's competitive Lusitano stallions and their accomplished riders set in front of gorgeous colorful contemporary paintings. Pedro Yglésias de Oliveira is the official photographer of the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art. This is an art book, a breed book, and true inspiration! Full color, hard cover.