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Why cats paint : a theory of feline…

Why cats paint : a theory of feline aesthetics (1994)

by Heather Busch, Burton Silver

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I enjoyed the pictures of the cats and their paintings. The funny thing about this book is how serious the people are about the behavior of the cats. While some people see this as a parody, the powers that be that give Dewey Decimal numbers shelve this with other cat behavior books instead of the comedy books. ( )
  eliorajoy | Feb 14, 2013 |
Absolutely brilliant satire. One of the funniest books you'll ever read about cats. Great images of cats painting, cat paintings, and other cat art. Truly inspired. A worthwhile way to spend time. ( )
  BryanThomasS | Nov 7, 2011 |
Cute, psuedo-academic analysis of why cats paint and dogs don't. Also details the different schools of feline painting. ( )
  macart3 | Oct 31, 2010 |
The fact that some cats are able to make marks with paint has been explained by the experts as an instinctive form of territorial marking behavior. But is it only that, or are some cats genuinely artistically motivated? This book is a photographic record of the artistic cat at work. It also explains many aspects of ordinary everyday cat behavior in a new way. Anyone who loves cats and is interested in psychology or art will be fascinated with this book. I loved the humor of it! ( )
  anneofia | Feb 1, 2010 |
Yeah, it is about cats painting; but it is REALLY about the art-elitists, and their desire to seem more "cultured" than thou. A dead mouse becomes an "installation piece". Surely you can see the art in that? What, you can't? You mean you just THREW IT AWAY?? Clearly you don't know "art" when you see it.

A fabulous parody. My cat's "installation pieces" (whatever they may be) wind up where they belong: in the city landfill. ( )
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An unprecedented photographic record of cat creativity that will intrigue cat lovers and art lovers alike.

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