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Cats Galore : A Compendium of Cultured Cats - Susan Herbert

Cats Galore

A Compendium of Cultured Cats

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2015
ISBN: 9780500239360
Number Of Pages: 320

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What happens when a cat becomes the subject of da Vinci's Mona Lisa or takes the starring role in Hamlet or Lawrence of Arabia?

Susan Herbert's feline interpretations of famous images from Western culture have charmed and amused readers for decades. Cats Galore brings together illustrations from the affectionately envisioned Pre-Raphaelite Cats, Shakespeare Cats, Movie Cats, and Opera Cats as well as other delightful images of cats cast in scenes from art, theater, and film into one delightful volume. Divided into three sections Cats in Art, Cats on Stage, and Cats in the Movies this is the ultimate compendium for cat-loving culture buffs and cultured pet owners alike.

Works by Degas and van Gogh retain their distinctive styles in spite of the furry faces; cats shine in Much Ado About Nothing and The Barber of Seville; and a bushy-tailed James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause stares at the camera with the iconic cigarette in his mouth.

About the Author

Susan Herbert studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford. After working for English National Opera and the Theatre Royal in London, she specialized in limited-edition prints of theatrical animals and exhibited frequently. She died in September 2014.

Industry Reviews

'Cat lovers will be eager to get their claws on this beautiful book' - wwd.com
'Irresistible' - Daily Express
'Captures the mood of each of the original works so eloquently that we can't help but be enamoured' - artnet.com

ISBN: 9780500239360
ISBN-10: 0500239363
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st October 2015
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 20.32  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.2

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