Sit!: Ancestral Dog Portraits

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Text by Bruce McCall. "Exceptional book . . . the best of humor . . . refreshing. Delightful!" is how George Booth describes Sit! in The New York Times Book Review. Working in the dog-as-person-as-art vein of William Wegman (but at the other end of the spectrum), Theirry Poncelet combs flea markets and antique shops for ancestral portraits; restores them brush-stroke by brush-stroke; and then seamlessly paints in a dog's head over the subject's. The resulting tour de force is a fantasy that looks uncaninely ...
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Overview


Text by Bruce McCall. "Exceptional book . . . the best of humor . . . refreshing. Delightful!" is how George Booth describes Sit! in The New York Times Book Review. Working in the dog-as-person-as-art vein of William Wegman (but at the other end of the spectrum), Theirry Poncelet combs flea markets and antique shops for ancestral portraits; restores them brush-stroke by brush-stroke; and then seamlessly paints in a dog's head over the subject's. The resulting tour de force is a fantasy that looks uncaninely real. Selection of the Book-of-the Month Club.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761125440
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter I Artists & Aesthetes 12
Solange
Lars-Hamlet Knudsen
Emma Horsely-Hackett
Per Jook van Klomp
Birgit Bergstrom
The Gilded Burymores
Marie-Claire DuBossy
Sir Algernon Buncombe
Le Vicomte de Dogerelle
The Dancing Clumbards
Charlotte Mumbleford
O. O. Wimbey
Chapter II Tycoons & Grandees 26
Sir Isham Blovius
Sir Luther Deadbolt
Lord Gristle
Le Comte de Montecrisco
Rube Gordon
Chapter III Royals & Bluebloods 32
King Zoxtor of Albania
Duchess Elspeth of Troon
Don Vasquez y Vasquez
Countess Eugenie
Duke Fyodor Kacharatov
Chapter IV Don Juans & Femmes Fatales 38
Sir Rufus Wilbraham
Duchess Tatiana Pavlovna
Horace Smickley Jr.
Dona Marissa Navarro
Maurice Maurice
Agnes Courvoisier
Marquis Don Filippo del Cruzero
Alma Mater
Alexei Pachinko
Chapter V Swashbucklers & Athletes 48
Bodo Schnopf
Dame Ethel Brack-Muggins
Commodore Sir Giles Mallard-Stalker
Sir Bulford Chipwich
Miss Eulalie Featherbridge
Chapter VI Explorers & Visionaries 54
August-Karlfried Pfummel
Madame Dr. Hortense de Mops
The Fifth Earl of Hearsay
Sir Duncan Wilberforce
Amanda Des Moines
Frau Irmtraud Katzundhunde
Nils Andersen
Chapter VII Cads, Rotters, & Rogues 62
Madame Blahatska
Yuri Malishnikov
Edouard de Ville
Wally Bean
Emile de Snide
Chapter VIII Persons of Great Affairs 68
Percival Horace Denbeigh
Hartmut von Bierstadt
Karl-Heinrich Mutz
Georgi Ablomolotovski
Miss Neva Sneldrake
Sir Obsidian Smuckles
Jacques Russell
Nadia Borovinka
Sir Harry Pobjoy
Baron Lutz von Wag
Madame Sophie Argent
Chapter IX Denizens of the Demimonde 80
V. V. Pnin
Babette Demalomar
Dolores Sanchez-Pellagroso
Chevalier de Saint-Denis
Fanny Dupuis
Annie Laurie MacNutt
Zuzu
Chapter X Dogs of War 88
General Sir Rex Clagg-Ponsonby
Graf Ludwig Hespeler zu Galt
Rear Admiral Oswald Brabant
Major General Otto von Schnauzer
Marechal Hector Defechereux
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