Life and Love of Cats

Lewis Blackwell


In Life and Love of Cats, Lewis Blackwell provides a unique perspective on one of our closest companions. Starting with the earliest records of domestic cats 9,000 years ago in Africa and the Mediterranean, Blackwell celebrates and explores the joy of cats in our lives, searching for the essence of our connection with them. Supporting the text is his presentation of a unique range of images shot by leading animal photographers from around the world.Through stunning photographs we are taken on a feline journey: from the homes of middle-America, to the alleys and lanes of France, to the plains of Africa; from rare hybrid domestic cross-breeds like the Savannah, to the exquisite specimens on show at the glittering Supreme Cat Show, to shelter cats lovingly rescued by volunteers; from graceful and haughty pure-breeds such as the Persian and the Abyssinian, to adored domestic companions of all shapes, colours and sizes. Blackwell weaves stories around these photographs, tales that track the close relationship between cats and humankind.

Creator Bio

Lewis Blackwell is a recognised leader in creative and photographic practice. For almost a decade he led the creative development of Getty Images, the world’s largest photo agency. He is currently a visiting professor at the School of Creative Leadership at Steinbeis University Berlin. His books include The End of Print, Soon: The Future of Culture of Brands, Twentieth-Century Type, Photowisdom, and The Life and Love of Trees.

Price £30.00
Format Hardback
Publication Date 1 October 2012
Pages 216
Height 314mm
Width 312mm
Illustrations 117 colour photographs
Rights Europe, Africa, Middle East
ISBN-13 9781419704048