The Cat Collection by Etienne Delessert
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In this brilliantly crafted volume, award winning illustrator Etienne Delessert celebrated felines, with all of thier charm and mystery. Stunning full-color illustrations combines with prose to call upon the words of William Blake, Rudyard Kipling and Pablo Neruda, to create a book that you'll want to pick up again and again. A great gift for any cat lover.

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Etienne Delessert was born in 1941 in Switzerland. For more than thirtyyears the self-taught artist has been translating his and the world's ideas,passions, fantasies, and nightmares into the visual language of books,magazine illustrations, posters, animated films, paintings, and sculptures.His imaginary creatures and landscapes juxtapose chaos and order,the familiar and the fantastic, the serious and the joyous, to clarify thisworld and create new and surprising universes. Delessert has illustratedmore than eighty books, including collaborations with avant-garde playwrightEugene Ionesco and renowned psychologist Jean Piaget. His internationallyacclaimed books have been translated into more than fifteenlanguages and have garnered numerous awards and distinctions, includingten gold medals from the American Society of Illustrators. He lives inConnecticut with his wife, designer Rita Marshall, and their son Adrien.
Published September 1, 1999 by Creative Editions. 64 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The cats portrayed usually have names, too: from the Egyptian cat goddess, Bast, to Snarf, a cat of the artist’s;

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