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A book of studies of Arab horses by a specialist photographer has been published, with endorsement by Princess Alia Al Hussein.

Photographer Tariq Dajani, who spent his formative years moving between the Middle East and Europe, has had his work exhibited at many international shows.

The book — Asil: Photographic Studies of the Purebred Arabian Horse — features a series of photographs from his exhibitions as well as an essay on Mr Dajani’s work but the poet and photographic historian John Wood.

“The Arabic word Asil not only describes the purebred Arabian horse, but also Dajani’s work,” said Mr Wood. “It is a work that signifies purity, nobility and authenticity, three major constituents of his art.”

In the foreword, Princess Alia Al Hussein wrote: “The content speaks for itself in terms of captivating and expressive imagery. What I can add, being personally acquainted with some of the subjects, is that his photographs also capture the personalities of the horses. I am sure that this book will deservedly bring Tariq’s work to the wider public.”

The 112-page book, which retails at £75, is bound with a silk cover, gold blocked on front and spine, and with a debossed photograph on the front cover.

It is available from specialist booksellers, art galleries or from the publisher, Medina, at medinapublishing.com. It is available to retailers from centralbooks.com or gardners.com. Specifications: ISBN: 9780957023383.