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REVIEW: Ralph Steadman's Book of Dogs

Product Description

Ralph Steadman—artist of distinction, caricaturist of brilliance—is also a longtime dog lover. In his latest book, he shows us dogs on furniture, fashion dogs, wine dogs, fantastical crossbreeds, and even the insects that live on dogs. The Ralph Steadman Book of Dogs captures the fierce and furious, the whimsical and wistful, and everything in between, including:

• Saloon Bar Dog
• Antisocial Blot Dog
• Buddhist Dogs Searching for Happiness
• Dog Baby Substitute
• Decibelle, the Noisy Mongrel

With his trademark style and strong eye, Steadman exposes the heart and bone of our canine companions to create a stunning dog book like no other.

About the Author

RALPH STEADMAN has illustrated many books, including Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the fiftieth-anniversary edition of George Orwell’s Animal Farm. He is the author of The Grapes of Ralph (for which he won a Glenfiddich Food & Drink Award), Still Life with Bottle, The Book of Jones, and Gonzo: The Art

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (May 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547534256
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547534251
SOURCE:  NetGalley

UNLEASH THE HOUNDS!  This is an amazing collection of dog art by Ralph Steadman of Gonzo fame.   I am also pleased to report that it seems dachshunds are represented in strong numbers.  At least, I think they are dachshunds since they really looked like dachshunds to me.  There are some really silly and serious images here where Steadman pokes fun at traditional mores.  The blot dogs are truly amazing images where he has taken ink splots and created dogs around them.  This will be a real pleasure for any dog lover.

1 comment:

  1. Love Ralph Steadman! So glad you alerted me to this one.


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