Les Chats De Paris
Whether pampered pet or fiercely independent stray, cats are an essential part of the rich pattern of Parisian life. They have captured the imagination of the city for hundreds of years, providing lively subjects for photographers and inspiring writers as diverse as Baudelaire, Chateaubriand and Colette. This work presents a collection of duotone images from such photographers as Lartigue, Brassai and Doisneau. It depicts kittens in shop windows, tomcats slinking across rooftops and fat tabbies sleeping in cosy cafes, against the backdrop of the world's most elegant city, accompanied by an introduction and whimsical musings on cats from some of France's great writers. A companion to "Les Chiens de Paris", also compiled by Barnaby Conrad, this collection should appeal to both cat lovers and francophiles.