Synopses & Reviews
Joining their owners at cafandeacute;s, in shops, and just about everywhere else, dogs have always had a special place in French life. In The French Dog
, bestselling animal photographer Rachael McKenna (nandeacute;e Hale) has captured a host of unforgettable dogsandmdash;dachshunds, poodles, Labradors, bulldogs, and moreandmdash;in a variety of stunning locations, from stately chateaux to chic Paris addresses to cobblestoned streets in quiet villages.
A follow-up to the popular book The French Cat, this photographic exploration of the captivating canines of Rachaelandrsquo;s adopted home also shares her experience living in a new country with her young family. Artwork and quotes from famous French dog lovers and literary greats are also included, making this an irresistible read for Francophiles and dog lovers alike.
Praise for The French Dog:
andldquo;These photos make me incredibly happy.andrdquo; andmdash;Amy Azzarito, Design*Sponge
andquot;The idea behind Rachael Haleandrsquo;s stunning new photography book is simple: Everything looks better in France.andquot; andmdash;Metro
andldquo;Itandrsquo;s the next best thing to a trip to France with your dog in tow.andrdquo; andmdash;Modern Dog Magazine
Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished. Dogs live with us in a way that no other creature does. Their contribution to our history has enabled us to be where we are today. Itandrsquo;s a connection that can even have depths beyond those we have with our own species.
For all dog lovers, The Life and Love of Dogs offers hundreds of incredible images by acclaimed photograandshy;phers from around the world. A textual exploration of our unique relationship with dogsandmdash;including a surprising analysis of the qualities that make a dog attractive in our eyes, a detailed look at how the breeds we see today are a product of our own needs and desires, and moreandmdash;it sheds original light on this great love affair.
David Remfry (b. 1942), an English artist who has lived for many years in the renowned Chelsea Hotel in New York City, has long been fascinated by the relationships that develop between dogs and their owners. In this charming new book, which includes a number of residents of the Chelsea Hotel, his delicate portraits in watercolor and gouache reveal the mutual understanding and sympathy of these partnerships. Many of his portraitsandmdash;of such famous dog owners as Ethan Hawke, Susan Sarandon, and Alan Cummingandmdash;are accompanied by sketches from the artistandrsquo;s many notebooks alongside brief accounts by his sitters of how dog and owner came to find each other.
About the Author
, best known for his life-size watercolors of urban scenes and nightclubs. He had his first solo show in London in 1973; more than 50 international solo exhibitions have followed at such major venues as the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York.