To the Dogs

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"Culley's book celebrates the relationships between people and their dogs—or perhaps, dogs and their people. The writer accompanies his essay with dozens of beautiful photographs by various photographers.... The ideal coffee table book for your dog-obsessed friends and family."—Seattle Weekly

The history of the relationship between canines and humans is more complex than one would think. From Sparta to Stalingrad, the dogs of war, cleanup, guard duty, and companionship have been at our side; their loyalty knows ...

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Overview

"Culley's book celebrates the relationships between people and their dogs—or perhaps, dogs and their people. The writer accompanies his essay with dozens of beautiful photographs by various photographers.... The ideal coffee table book for your dog-obsessed friends and family."—Seattle Weekly

The history of the relationship between canines and humans is more complex than one would think. From Sparta to Stalingrad, the dogs of war, cleanup, guard duty, and companionship have been at our side; their loyalty knows no bounds, whether they are beloved pets or guardians of riot police or unsavory fight fans.

From companion to full-fledged member of the tribe, the dog has irrevocably moved into our homes, hearts, and minds to such an extent that the boundaries between “owner” and “pet” have dissolved. The historical and contemporary photographs of To the Dogs explore this human-canine connection in ways that are alternately surprising, endearing, disturbing, and beautiful.

The images range from William Wegman, Larry Towell, and Eadweard Muybridge to depictions of local dog shows, a Moscow circus, a dogfight in Sarajevo, and a dog hotel in Japan. A major essay by the poet Peter Culley explores the international citizenry of dogs, and why they can tell us more about ourselves and our culture than we care to admit.

To the Dogs features 150 full-page photographs, including 50 in color.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551522418
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Culley is the author of six books of poetry. He has also written extensively on visual art in various books and magazines for the past two decades.

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

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    An unusual coffee table and photography book!

    Peter Culley's To The Dogs is an engaging coffee table book. Culley discusses the domestication of dogs, the evolving relationship between dogs and humans, and the portrayal of dogs in literature.

    But even more interesting than Culley's witty commentary are the wide range of dog photographs. The photos capture images as early as 1851, such as Gertrude Kasebier's Charging Thunder, American Indian, ca. 1900. And modern photos, such as Chris Steele-Perkins' Alcoholic Living Alone With His Dog, Birmingham (1978). The pictures depict the close friendship of dog and human.

    There are photos of well heeled dogs and their keepers from historical figures to actors, socialites, artists and designers: General George Custer and his Dog (1911), Martin Parr's Valentino and His Business Partner Giancarlo Giametti Check Erin's Outfit Before the Show, Paris (2001), Bruno Barbey's The French Fashion Designer Yves Saint-Laurent at Home, Paris (1983), Steve Shapiro's Andy Warhol (1965), David Seymour's Mrs. Peggy Guggenheim in her Palace on the Grand Canal, Venice (1950), Dennis Stock's Grey Advertising (1959), and Inge Morath's Jane Mansfield, Hollywood, California (1959).

    To The Dogs captures dogs of all types engaged in play, work, and relaxing, as well as pictures of dogs in popular culture. The book is a quick and fun read - and sure to be appreciated by dog lovers everywhere.

    Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press; 1 edition (October 1, 2008), 224 pages.
    Review copy provided by the publisher.

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