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Kentucky Horse Country: Images of the Bluegrass

by James Archambeault

Availablecloth$45.00 978-0-8131-2505-3
184 pages  Pubdate: 10/03/2008  11 x 12.75 x 1.5  165 color photos

In Kentucky Horse Country: Images of the Bluegrass, renowned photographer James Archambeault captures the natural beauty of Kentucky’s Bluegrass region and the thoroughbred industry for which it is famous. Kentucky Horse Country contains 165 full-color images, from tender scenes of mares and foals grazing, to the excitement of race day at Keeneland, to gorgeous landscapes of white fences enclosing lush rolling hills. The book also includes rare photographs of some of the legendary horses that have made horse racing so exciting and popular: Affirmed, Spectacular Bid, Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and others. The photographs in Kentucky Horse Country are accompanied by captions and narrative descriptions by Archambeault, as well as an informative introduction to the history of thoroughbreds in the Bluegrass by preeminent racing historian Edward L. Bowen. The book also includes a foreword by Kentucky native Steve Cauthen, the youngest jockey ever to win the Triple Crown. Archambeault’s latest work is a Kentucky treasure, both for fans of horses and horse racing and for lovers of the beauty of the Bluegrass.

James Archambeault has been an independent photographer for over twenty-five years. He has published five books: James Archambeault’s Historic Kentucky, Kentucky, Kentucky II, Kentucky III, and The Gift of Pleasant Hill. His work has appeared in several national publications, including Architectural Digest, National Geographic, and the Smithsonian Guides to Natural America.

"[Archambeault’s] vibrant photographs are not only a reminder of what we have to cherish in the present, but also what we must consider the possibility of losing in our near future."--Linda Hinchliffe,Chevy Chaser Magazine

"This is a worthy and welcome volume to this artist’s canon."--Scott Coffman, Courier-Journal

"Another must-have book that portrays the best of the Bluegrass."--Susan Smith-Durisek, The Lexington Herald-Leader

"Internationally renowned photographer James Archambeault has done it again—captured the beauty of our state with his lens and preserved it within the pages of a coffee-table book that any Kentuckian would be proud to own, or place under the Christmas tree for some other fortunate reader."--Mary Alan Woodward, The Voice- Tribune

"From the cover photo of a foal in full gallop to a mischievous yearling munching a leaf from a tree, there is much to enjoy in this wonderful book."--Bill Ellis, Kentucky Monthly

"Captures the natural beauty of Kentucky’s Bluegrass region and the thoroughbred industry for which it is famous . . . from tender scenes of mares and foals grazing, to the excitement of race day at Keeneland, to gorgeous landscapes of white fences enclosing lush rolling hills"-- Sophisticated Living