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Jane Bown: Cats

Jane Bown

The perfect book for cat-lovers. Packed with adorable photographs from the renowned photographer, Jane Bown.

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£14.99
Format
Hardback
ISBN
9781783350872
Date Published
06.10.2016
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Summary

Jane Bown is a legendary Observer photographer best-known for her portraits of icons from Beckett to Björk. This is a charming collection of 100 black and white pictures of felines which reveals the same sympathetic eye and wit as her portraits. She captures the cats sprawling, prowling, lolling, playing, feeding and lounging. House cats, alley cats, show cats and kittens trip and gambol across these pages making this the perfect photographic treat for cat-lovers.

Critic Reviews

Forget cute kittens in martini glasses or amusing fat fluffballs spreadeagled on rugs; this is the cat as documentary subject, doing cat things such as sneaking in through pantry windows, looking disdainfully down from walls, fixing owners with looks of appalled reproach from pet-show pillows and generally going about their business projecting a level of scorn that would put Anna Wintour to shame. Wonderful.

The Times
Critic Reviews

Books of cats are hardly in short supply, but this one is a little different. It collects the feline work of the celebrated portrait photographer Jane Brown. Forget cute kittens in martini glasses or amusing fat fluff-balls spread-eagled in on rugs; this is the cat as documentary subject, doing cat things such as sneaking in through pantry windows, looking disdainfully down from walls, fixing owners with looks of appalled reproach from pet-show pillows and generally going about their business projecting a level of scorn that would put Anna Wintour to shame. Wonderful.

Nancy Durant, The Times Books of the Year
JaneBown

Bown joined the Observer in 1949. Working almost exclusively in black and white with natural light, she produced stunning photographs that revealed the private side of her famous subjects. She loved cats; in her view, “once you’ve owned a cat you are hooked forever”. She was made a CBE in 1995. She died in December 2014. Robin Christian is a…

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