Of Cats and Men

Of Cats and Men : Profiles of History's Great Cat-Loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers, and Statesmen

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A stylish, illustrated gift book profiling notable cat-loving men throughout history.

Some of history's greatest men have been cat lovers, and their cats have contributed to their genius and legacy: the static charge from a cat's fur sparked young Nikola Tesla's interest in electricity; Sir Isaac Newton is said to have invited the first cat flap; visitors to Ernest Hemingway and Winston Churchill's homes still encounter the descendants of their beloved cats; William S. Burroughs and Andy Warhol both wrote books inspired by their feline friends.

Stylishly illustrated and full of charming, witty profiles and quotes from history's most notable "cat men," Of Cats and Men pays tribute to thirty luminaries and visionaries who have one thing in common: a pure and enduring love of cats.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 170 x 221 x 15mm | 363g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0399578447
  • 9780399578441
  • 416,813

Table of contents

WHAT IS A CAT MAN? - 1 
MEET THE CAT MEN - 7

King Hywel the Good - 8
Sultan Baibars - 11
Michel de Montaigne - 12
Sir Isaac Newton - 17
Samuel Johnson - 18
Edward Lear - 23
Mark Twain - 24
Nikola Tesla - 29
Maurice Ravel - 30
Louis Wain - 33
Sir Winston Churchill - 34
T.S. Eliot - 39
Paul Klee - 40
Tsuguharu Foujito - 43
Raymond Chandler - 45
George Balanchine - 49
Jean Cocteau - 50
Ernest Hemingway - 54
Balthus - 59
Romare Bearden - 60
William S. Burroughs - 63
Saul Steinberg - 66
Charles Bukowski - 69
Marlon Brando - 72
Edward Gorey - 75
Andy Warhol - 76
Karl Lagerfeld - 79
Freddie Mercury - 83
Haruki Murakami - 84
Ai Weiwei - 89 

ON ROBOTS AND CATS - 93
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About Sam Kalda

SAM KALDA is an illustrator who received a BFA in painting at SUNY Purchase, an MFA at The Fashion Institute of Technology, and who studied at the Yale Norfolk School of Art. He has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, 3X3 Magazine, and CMYKMagazine's Top 100 New Creatives.
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