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Polo: The Nomadic Tribe

Contrary to popular belief in certain quarters, polo is not just a rich people’s pastime confined to the Hamptons and Palm Beach; nor is it merely an extremely lucrative clothing empire founded by Ralph Lauren. In fact, it’s an ancient and noble game, as well as the world’s oldest team sport, that has evolved into an entire way of life. In her upcoming book Polo: The Nomadic Tribe (available for pre-order on Amazon), photographer Aline Coquelle chronicles all aspects of the ultimate equestrian pursuit, tracing polo from its nomadic origins to the incomparably chic lifestyle it encompasses today. Coquelle, who studied art and anthropology, travelled around the world for five years photographing and writing about each significant place along the route of polo’s evolution, capturing all its courage, strength, speed, style, beauty, elegance and allure. Polo was first played in Persia well before the 1st century AD. Warlike tribesmen played it with as many as 100 to a side in what were essentially a miniature battle. Later on it was passed from Persia to other parts of Asia including the Indian subcontinent and China, where it was very popular during the Tang Dynasty. The name polo is said to have…

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Ann Getty: Interior Style

The first ever compilation of the luxurious interiors from the influential designer and philantropist Ann Getty is out! If you are looking for luxurious design in your home, Ann Getty is one of the designers that will serve your interests. The book Ann Getty: Interior Style from Diane Dorrans Saeks, gathers many ideas where luxury is the main theme. She is very passionate for architecture, exquisite materials, superior craftsmanship, and preservation of antiques. That is an obvious conclusion you will take from this rapidly view from this book. Ann Getty has a very solid architectural background that comes from many years in the business but still can keep up with the demands of the modern society. Her interiors tips reflect taste, quality and integrity. In this book you can find several original pieces of Ann Getty’s luxurious furniture line, lots of color, texture and you will also have access to the knowledge she acquired from traveling and study the essence of the subject. All the photographies are from Lisa Romerein Pre-order your copy today from Amazon or Rizzoli

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