The Ultimate Guide
By Fred Albert
(Abbeville Press, Hardcover, 9780789203731, 96pp.)
Publication Date: April 1999
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The book begins with an introduction that includes an entertaining history of the doghouse, accompanied by photos and drawings of noteworthy historical examples. Four Chapters follow: "Putting on the Dog" highlights stylish period reproductions; "Modern Barkitecture" includes cutting-edge "Bowhouse" designs; "A Breed Apart" features houses inspired by everyday objects; and the final chapter, "Puppourri," showcases wacky, one-of-a-kind structures that defy categorization.
Each house is illustrated by one or two color images and is accompanied by a witty, tounge-in-jowl text that describes the structure's design and building materials, the creators' inspirations, and their dogs' reactions.