DogDogs Paperback – 15 Oct 1998
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Though the British are well-known for their unswerving dedication to their pet dogs, American photographer Eliott Erwitt proves in Dogdogs that this can be a worldwide phenomenon. France, Greece, Ireland, the USA, Germany, Vietnam, New Guinea, Morocco, Japan, Brazil--all, according to Erwitt's pictures, have inhabitants equally dedicated to their pets as those in the UK.
From the Midwestern family who place their thoroughbred at the centre of the formal family portrait, to the Vietnamese mongrel scrabbling around in the dirt, Erwitt's portraits show dogs in all their various moods. But the beauty of the collection is the real value Erwitt gives the dogs as subjects--they are not accessories to enhance cutesie pictures, nor companions for a human centrepiece; rather the focal point of his attention. Even scantily-clad joggers or sunbathers can't outshine their canine companions when seen through Erwitt's lens.
With more than 850 black-and-white pictures (captions are virtually non-existent), Dogdogs needs no introduction, and Erwitt leaves his eight pages of text until the centre of the book. Even his occasional feline imposters cannot detract from what is a dog-owner's dream. From the hardy Doberman pinscher scrabbling through the dustbin for food, to the pampered poodles of New York's dog shows, Erwitt never fails to entrance. The small, thick format of Dogdogs (which is only about seven by five inches in size) elevates it above a mere coffee-table distraction--this is an intelligent, insightful, and most of all passionate, celebration of everything canine. --Lucie Naylor
'This book is a must for all dog-lovers.' (Marie Claire)
'Barking dogs, laughing dogs, big dogs, small dogs, lazy dogs, crazy dogs: they're all here ... will provide hours of delight.' (Amateur Photographer)See all Product Description
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So if you love dogs or photos, this is for you.
As I love dogs I found the photography was well thoughtout.
The pictures taken from everyday life show a fun as well as realistic side of dogs behaviour.
Lots to look at and enjoy
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This is one of my fave photography books ever. A small book of wonderful candid pics from all over the world to browse and be amused, moved and inspired by.Published 20 months ago by Graeme
A fantastic book for any doglover! A great book to leave lying around for guests to pick up, hours of enjoyment!Published on 17 Oct. 2003
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