CATS: An Illustrated Miscellany


CATS: An Illustrated Miscellany

FREDERIC VITOUX    Book Number: 85056    Product format: Hardback

Facts, quotable quotes, anecdotes in a beautiful gift volume. This delightful book explores different aspects of being a cat, cats in art, literature, different breeds of cats, famous cats and a rumination on why cats have whiskers. The Cheshire Cat, a Le Chat Noir poster, a "swimming cat" on page 83, Hemingway's Highsmith's cats, a marquetry cat, the Manx, the Maine Coon, Balzac's she-cat Beauty, Ronald Searle's cat drawings, quotes, photos and artworks - it's all here. Puss in Boots, Colette, Felix the Cat, strays, Parisian and Venetian street cats all feature in this sumptuous gallery and history. The author, who clearly knows and loves cats, writes delightfully and descriptively, often tongue-in-cheek. In the section Sleeping and Dreaming, after describing the cat's hunt for a good sleeping place, which might change from day to day, says, 'The yawn of a cat is a remarkable affair, too. Utterly free of shame and scruple, it never raises a paw to its mouth. It has no sense of decency...' Enchanting paintings and photos of cats, and plenty of cat quotes too, from Percy Bysshe Shelley and George Bernard Shaw. 256pp. Colour and b/w illus.
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ISBN 9782081297173
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