Cats Author:Yann Arthus-Bertrand HOW WILL WE EVER UNDERSTAND the nature of the magical bond between cats and humans? These beautiful, paradoxical creatures have fuled castles and cottages, apartments and villas, temples and towers, for thousands of years. This lavishly illustrated volume offers a unique collection of portraits exploring the bonds between cats and their owners. ... more »Men and women, young and old, are photographed with the objects of their affection against dramatic backdrops that enhance the cats' characteristics. The cats are fabulous - rare, groomed, and obviously cherished. Through the pages lankly and historic Angoras and Abyssinians and cozy Maine Coons, an Ocicat, a Manx and a Japanese Bobtail, the floppy Ragdoll and outrageously hairless Sphynx, among others, stalk, romp, dance, box and cuddle in ways all cat lovers will recognize with delight. The accompanying text offers a literary and historic buffet, with quotes from Colette, Kipling and T.S. Eliot, Egyptian mythology and whimsical personal anecdotes.
With over two hundred portraits of the most magnificent examples of the rare and exotic breeds so prized today, this is the perfect gift for all discerning cat lovers.« less