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Cats in Their Gardens

Cats in Their Gardens

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by Page Dickey
     
 
Every great garden deserves a great cat: this beautiful volume offers a charming assortment of both. A companion volume to the popular Dogs in Their Gardens (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), it features 20 outstanding gardens in England, Canada, and the United States created by noted garden designers and celebrities, such as Martha Stewart, Tovah Martin,

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Every great garden deserves a great cat: this beautiful volume offers a charming assortment of both. A companion volume to the popular Dogs in Their Gardens (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), it features 20 outstanding gardens in England, Canada, and the United States created by noted garden designers and celebrities, such as Martha Stewart, Tovah Martin, Penelope Hobhouse, and James David. All are sanctuaries to the felines who call them home.

The author has trained her camera on an assortment of garden-loving cats, including calicos, Himalayans, Abyssinians, ocicats, Maine coon cats, and ordinary tabbies. Shown stretched out in the sun and draped languorously on a stone wall, these cats always manage to choose the most becoming flowers and foliage as backdrops.

Page Dickey is a respected garden writer, lecturer, and avid photographer whose books include Dogs in Their Gardens and Inside Out: Relating Garden to House (both Stewart, Tabori & Chang).

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The author of Dogs in Their Gardens turns her attention to felines among flowers in a little giftbook more for fans of cats than of plants. A cat, Dickey suggests, is a "more benign presence" in a garden than a snuffling, lily-tromping dog; then there's the added benefit that cats seem naturally fond of photogenic poses. Visiting "special gardens" at home and abroad armed with a camera and a tendency toward whimsy-and, it must be admitted, toward being a bit too cutesy-Dickey showcases humble mixed-breeds in garden designer Allen Haskel's nursery and Himalayans in Martha Stewart's well-appointed Connecticut yard. She also includes a few photomontages ("pusses in poses"; "kitten klatch"). The text accompanying the pictures breezily recounts the genesis of various pets and the tidbits about their owners' lives and gardens. While the layout of the book is far from sophisticated and the pictures are a bit small, Dickey's slim volume is sure to please soft-hearted cat lovers. Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584791607
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.62(d)

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