An irresistible volume featuring illustrations of famous dramatis personae with a feline twist 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 326 color illustrations...
|Title||:||Cats Galore: A Compendium of Cultured Cats|
|Publisher||:||Thames 1 edition September 8, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
|File Size||:||990 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Cats Galore: A Compendium of Cultured Cats Reviews
Do you love cats? Do you love art, plays, or movies? Do love annoying your husband with obnoxious cat items? Do you want something that will start conversations about cats, so that you can then excessively talk about your marvelous cat. Then, this book is for you. :)
I've been a fan of Herbert for some time. Her creative use of cats in famous paintings is both educational and entertaining. This is a real treat for shose who love art and cats. I also highly recommend Fat Cat Art by Svetlana Petrova who photoshops her cat into paintings instead of Herbert's technique of substituting cats for people. My only complaint is with shipping on this item: it came in a box with other books and without adequate padding. As a result the dust jacket was torn on arrival. I'm not going to knock down the rating on a great book for shipping problems but I did want to mention it. (That's a pet peeve of mine: people who love a book but who give it a bad rating for another problem unconnected with content. Some don't read all the reivews to see that the reason book X only got three stars is because the Kindle version was formatted oddly or whatever.)
I showed this to all of my "Art" friends, and they loved it too. I can't believe how Susan was able to get the facial expressions "just right." Take a look at the cover for example. If this isn't The Girl With the Earring" I'll eat my hat.
I purchased this book as a gift for a cat-loving artist friend. The works depicted are fantastic. The cats selected are great. A perfect gift for a an artistic cat lover.
Purchased as a Christmas present for a cat lover. She was ecstatic. The book is nice and heavy with bright glossy pictures, obviously very well made and makes a great coffee table book.
I love the book. Better than expected. Beautiful color prints and over 300 pages. Some very clever depictions. (Not the same cats over and over). The personalities of the people replaced by their cat persona are captured.
Absolutely gorgeous pictures! I got this for my cat loving daughter - it's a unique gift for anyone who loves cats and has a sense of humor. The pictures are both beautiful and funny.
I love this book!!!! And I hope the author can write another one! I will buy it too!