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Why Paint Cats: The Ethics of Feline Aesthetics

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Why did a woman in California pay an artist $5,000 to paint her cat to look like a pig? What made a New York stockbroker spend even more than that to have the image of Charlie Chaplin painted on his cat'¬?s posterior? WHY PAINT CATS reveals that, far from being an amusement for the idle rich, this seemingly aberrant behavior is part of a new art movement that claims to promote a better understanding of the cats in our lives. Following the international success of their previous collaboration of feline aesthetics, WHY CATS PAINT, Burton Silver and Heather Busch turn their scholarly attention to the cat as canvas. The authors detail all the latest trends in the movement, including the highly controversial Retromingent Expressionism, drawing conclusions that will provoke and amuse, startle, and enlighten. Exhaustively researched and lavishly illustrated, this insightful and engaging book raises important ethical questions and explores the rights of pet owners to reinvent their cats in the name of art.

Synopsis:

Why did a woman in California pay an artist $5,000 to paint her cat to look like a pig? What made a New York stockbroker spend even more than that to have the image of Charlie Chaplin painted on his cat'¬'s posterior? WHY PAINT CATS reveals that, far from being an amusement for the idle rich, this seemingly aberrant behavior is part of a new art movement that claims to promote a better understanding of the cats in our lives. Following the international success of their previous collaboration of feline aesthetics, WHY CATS PAINT, Burton Silver and Heather Busch turn their scholarly attention to the cat as canvas. The authors detail all the latest trends in the movement, including the highly controversial Retromingent Expressionism, drawing conclusions that will provoke and amuse, startle, and enlighten. Exhaustively researched and lavishly illustrated, this insightful and engaging book raises important ethical questions and explores the rights of pet owners to reinvent their cats in the name of art.

Synopsis:

Following the international success of their previous collaboration of feline aesthetics, Why Cats Paint, the authors turn their scholarly attention to the cat as canvas. The authors detail all the latest trends in the movement, drawing conclusions that will provoke and amuse, startle and enlighten. Color illustrations.

About the Author

BURTON SILVER is a cartoonist, inventor, and author of more than a dozen books, including the best-selling WHY CATS PAINT. Silver studied psychology and sociology at Victoria University. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

HEATHER BUSCH has been a visual artist for nearly 30 years and is drawn to perceptions and paradigms that expand and entertain her mind. She has a fine arts degree in sculpture and has become internationally recognized for her paintings and photography. She lives in New Zealand.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580082716
Subtitle:
The Ethics of Feline Aesthetics
Author:
Silver, Burton
Author:
Busch, Heather
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif.
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
Cats - General
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Painting - Other Specific Subjects
Subject:
Art and morals
Subject:
Photography of cats
Subject:
Cats in art
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Techniques - Painting - Specific Subjects
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Art-Painting General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
2002, no. 1
Publication Date:
20020808
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
11 x 9.55 x 0.25 in 1.1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Why did a woman in California pay an artist $5,000 to paint her cat to look like a pig? What made a New York stockbroker spend even more than that to have the image of Charlie Chaplin painted on his cat'¬'s posterior? WHY PAINT CATS reveals that, far from being an amusement for the idle rich, this seemingly aberrant behavior is part of a new art movement that claims to promote a better understanding of the cats in our lives. Following the international success of their previous collaboration of feline aesthetics, WHY CATS PAINT, Burton Silver and Heather Busch turn their scholarly attention to the cat as canvas. The authors detail all the latest trends in the movement, including the highly controversial Retromingent Expressionism, drawing conclusions that will provoke and amuse, startle, and enlighten. Exhaustively researched and lavishly illustrated, this insightful and engaging book raises important ethical questions and explores the rights of pet owners to reinvent their cats in the name of art.
"Synopsis" by , Following the international success of their previous collaboration of feline aesthetics, Why Cats Paint, the authors turn their scholarly attention to the cat as canvas. The authors detail all the latest trends in the movement, drawing conclusions that will provoke and amuse, startle and enlighten. Color illustrations.
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