The Life and Love of Cats

By Lewis Blackwell
Harry N. Abrams, Hardcover, 9781419704048, 216pp.

Publication Date: October 2012

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"The Life and Love of Cats "takes us on an unforgettable journey--we travel from the homes of middle-America today, back to the demonized creatures hiding in the alleys of medieval Europe; from wild cousins on the plains of Africa to rare hybrid domestic breeds like the Savannah; and from fashionable show breeds to shelter cats lovingly rescued by volunteers. Starting with the earliest records of domestic cats 9,000 years ago in Africa and the Mediterranean and moving to the present, Lewis Blackwell weaves stories of one of humankind's closest companions with a collection of more than 100 unforgettable images.
Praise for "The Life and Love of Cats: "
"Fabulous felines." --"People"
"As good as Blackwell's text is (and it's quite good--an approachable, informative, and appreciative study of cats of all breeds), the true appeal of the book is the stunning images." --"Publishers Weekly," starred review""
"Filled with gorgeous color photos of domestic and wild felines: Russian blues, Siamese, lions, leopards, Bengal tigers and more." --BookPage
"A global tour of one of the world's most popular animals." --"The Charlotte Observer "
"This is a gorgeous coffee table book" --"dooce.

About the Author
Lewis Blackwell is the editor of "Creative Review, "the international magazine on communication arts. He is the author of several books including "The End of Print: The Graphic Design of David Carson "and "Twentieth-Century Type. "He is also in demand as a consultant and lecturer. Neville Brody is an art director at the London design studio and digital publishers Research. Clients include Sony, Girbaud, Salomon, Deutsche Bank and Armani. He is a founding editor of the experimental typographic magazine "Fuse, "and a partner in FontWorks and FontShop International. He is also involved in nWorks, a new internet design and programming agency. His work has the subject of two monographs, "The Graphic Language of Neville Brody "books 1 and 2, by Jon Wozencroft.
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