Cover image for Dog people : what we love about our dogs; writers and artists on canine companionship
Dog people : what we love about our dogs; writers and artists on canine companionship
Rosen, Michael J., 1954-
Publication Information:
New York : Artisan ; Maidenhead : Melia, 2001.

Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
General Note:
Originally published: 1995.
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SF426.5 .D64 1995 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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As Edward Albee puts it in this timeless collection of pieces about dogs, there are "those of us who feel incomplete withoutt the company of a dog or two." Those same people will feel incomplete without this book, now in paperback. Along with portraits of dogs are ruminations by such dog-devoted authors as Anne Beattie, Nancy Friday, and Jane Smiley. Daniel Pinkwater describes the joys of strolling with his ever-willing-to-walk dog and Danny Shanahan explains "how to read your dog," complete with sketches. These, together with the work of forty artists, including William Wegman's photographs of famous Fay and Jamie Wyeth's dog paintings, give voice and image to the powerful, undiluted emotions that human beings experience when dogs are among them.

Table of Contents

Michael J. RosenChristine Herman MerrillBrian HagiwaraWill ShivelyRobert Andrew ParkerVladimir and Evgenia RadunskyWilliam WegmanJamie WyethKaren BarbourDanny ShanahanTimothy Greenfield- SandersSheila MetznerDavid HockneyTucker ViemeisterTony Mendoza
Introduction: Living in a Dogmocracyp. 8
Companion Piecesp. 16
Bunnyp. 27
Discoveriesp. 28
The City Of Dogsp. 40
OOSHIp. 49
Inside/Outsidep. 52
Canine Companyp. 62
Moondog And Boutros Boutros - Ghalip. 74
How To Read You Dogp. 96
Artists' Dogsp. 111
Half - Moonp. 126
Stanley And Boodgiep. 138
Lassie Come Home: Smart Design'S Dog Housep. 140
Because Of Leelap. 144
Contributors' Notesp. 156
Credits And Acknowlegmentsp. 160