The World of Cats

The World of Cats

Book - 1999
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Stunning color photography is the hallmark of this handsome, large-format volume devoted entirely to the world of felines. It also features reproductions of famous paintings, period prints, and a highly entertaining text which demonstrates that cats are endlessly fascinating creatures. The opening chapter touches on the long history of the relationship between cats and people, showing unusual items such as a mosaic of a pet cat excavated from the ruins of ancient Pompeii, and a nineteenth-century photo of a favorite artist's and writer's meeting place in Paris's famous Montmartre section, called Caveau du Chat Noir -- or Cave of the Black Cat. Chapters that follow feature --
-- A handsome photo essay that compares longhair and shorthair cats, both domesticated and wild
-- Color portraits showing dozens of different cat breeds
-- Amusing photographs showing cats at play and getting into mischief
-- Paintings of cats by renowned artists, including Renoir and Picasso
-- Memorable proverbs and folklore about cats
-- A survey of the traditional relationship between cats and black magic ... and much more.This big, beautiful book will give hours of reading pleasure to cat lovers -- and convert virtually everybody else into admirers of our feline friends.
Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, c1999
ISBN: 9780764152108
0764152106
Branch Call Number: 636.8 Sal 3558
Characteristics: 145 p. :,ill., photos (some col.)

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