Equestrian Life: From Riding Houses to Country Estates Hardcover – October 2, 2018
Photography by Mark Roskams
Text by Lavinia Branca Snyder
Foreword by Lord Patrick Beresford
Rizzoli, October 2018
A beautiful style book celebrating the equestrian life and upscale country living in England, Scotland and Ireland that combines high style elegance with all the signature elements of an equestrian-centered life such as tack rooms; trophy and portrait rooms; coach houses, stables, and wood-paneled libraries.
A visual study of the equestrian lifestyle, showcasing stables and interiors of country houses and estates of the British Isles and Ireland. Often situated on idyllic grounds these houses boast classical interiors with a traditional décor, which continues to inspire home and lifestyle brands worldwide. Centuries-old residences belonging to owners of polo ponies; magnificent thoroughbreds; hunt horses; and carriage teams are included in this extensive and lavishly illustration collection. From Royal Mews and stately homes with stables and barns to polo clubs and stud farms the photography showcases the best of the British Isle's diverse equine homes and is a must-have for any equestrian or traditional interiors enthusiast.
About the creators: Australian-born photographer Mark Roskams started his photography career in the early 1980s when he began to travel the world and developed an interest shooting architecture and design. His work led him from New York to Florida, the Caribbean, and Europe, until finally settling back in New York. Roskams’ photographs have been featured in numerous publications, including Architectural Digest editions for Germany, France, Italy, Russia, China, and Elle Decor. During this time, he crafted his unique style of modifying and working with natural light in order to give structures an abstract shape, thus providing the intense forms and shapes he is known for his photographs. His books include Masseria: The Italian Farmhouses of Puglia and Inson Dubois Wood: Interiors. Lavinia Branca Snyder is a photographer and author of the Lavinia’s World book series. Lord Patrick Beresford is an equestrian and former soldier as well as the younger son of the seventh Marquess of Waterford.