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The cat : 3500 years of the cat in art

Author: Caroline Bugler
Publisher: London : New York : Merrell, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The cat's place in society has been reflected in art through the ages. Cats were deified by the ancient Egyptians, vilified by the medieval Church and then gradually rehabilitated during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Although cats do not always occupy center stage in paintings, they always add an extra symbolic dimension to a picture. This book examines the relationship between cats and humans from ancient  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Bugler
ISBN: 9781858945309 1858945305
OCLC Number: 709667898
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 287 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: The early cat --
The religious cat --
The legendary cat --
The comic cat --
The companion cat --
The cat studied --
The Eastern cat --
The portrait cat --
The big cat --
The modern cat --
Timeline --
Further reading --
Index --
Picture credits.
Responsibility: Caroline Bugler.
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A unique, sumptuously illustrated book, offering fascinating insights into the prominence of the cat in art in cultures worldwide. Sumptuously illustrated and featuring artists such as Freud,  Read more...

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'The Cat - gets a huge paw stamp of approval' - THE LADY 'a lavish and delightfully illustrated synopsis of the role of cats in our visual culture... a thorough monument to feline fascination.' - Read more...

 
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