To the Dogs by Peter CulleyTo the Dogs by Peter Culley

To the Dogs

byPeter Culley

Paper over Board | October 20, 2008

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Featured in Modern Dog magazine and excerpted in The National Post

The history of the relationship between canines and humans is more complex than one would think. From Sparta to Stalingrad, the dogs of war, cleanup, guard duty, and companionship have been at our side; their loyalty knows no bounds, whether they are beloved pets or guardians of riot police or unsavoury fight fans. From companion to full-fledged member of the tribe, the dog has irrevocably moved into our homes, hearts and minds to such an extent that the boundaries between "owner" and "pet" have dissolved. The historical and contemporary photographs of To the Dogs explore this human-canine connection in ways that are alternately surprising, endearing, disturbing, and beautiful. The images range from William Wegman, Larry Towell and Eadweard Muybridge to depictions of local dog shows, a Moscow circus, a dogfight in Sarajevo, and a dog hotel in Japan. A major essay by the poet Peter Culley explores the international citizenry of dogs, and why they can tell us more about ourselves and our culture than we care to admit.

To the Dogs is published in hardcover and features 150 full-page photographs, including fifty in colour. Co-published by Presentation House Gallery in North Vancouver.

Peter Culley is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Hammertown (2003) and The Age of Briggs & Stratton (2008). He has also written extensively on visual art in various books and magazines for the past two decades. He lives in Nanaimo, BC.
Title:To the DogsFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:176 pages, 9.85 × 8.32 × 0.61 inPublished:October 20, 2008Publisher:Arsenal Pulp PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1551522411

ISBN - 13:9781551522418

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Editorial Reviews

The book is terrific -- To the Dogs is smart, provocative and compelling. And Culley's beautifully written text is original, unusual and interesting.
-Victoria Times Colonist - Victoria Times Colonist - 20090215