Cats Galore: A Compendium of Cultured Cats by Susan HerbertCats Galore: A Compendium of Cultured Cats by Susan Herbert

Cats Galore: A Compendium of Cultured Cats

bySusan Herbert

Hardcover | September 25, 2015

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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.
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.
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Title:Cats Galore: A Compendium of Cultured CatsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.7 × 7.8 × 1.3 inPublished:September 25, 2015Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500239363

ISBN - 13:9780500239360

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These new cat and art mash-ups are purrrfect. . . . The British painter captures the mood of each of the original works so eloquently that we can't help but be enamored. — ArtnetIf you love cats or just pictures of cats, Susan Herbert’s new book, Cats Galore is the book for you. — PasteCat lovers will be eager to get their claws on this beautiful book. — WWDA fine, fun picture book for cat and art lovers of all ages. — The Boston GlobeHerbert continues her penchant for unabashedly forcing cats into art history. It sounds like a hilarious construct, but the results are often—even more comically—fairly serious. From the cover of Tutankhamun's coffin to every painting ever created by Renoir, Herbert is leaving no prisoners. — The Huffington Post