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The dog in photography, 1839-today = Der hund in der fotografie = Le chien dans la photographie - Raymond W Merritt

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The dog in photography, 1839-today = Der hund in der fotografie = Le chien dans la photographie
Raymond W Merritt
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In celebration of the world's favorite animal, we bring you over 400 photographs of or about dogs. With pictures from the 19th century to today, the collection includes works by Man Ray, Eric Fischl, Wolfgang Tillmans, Donna Ruskin, Fatima NeJame, Vincent Versace, and of course Elliott Erwitt and William Wegman. Together, their pictures, unique in style but united in canine affection, are testimony if ever there was one that dogs are not only best friends, but also pure photographic inspiration.

Forget #dogsofinstagram, this is real canine art, showing how the camera has been key witness to dogs in all their diversity, character, and friendship, from pensive pooch portraits to four-pawed action shots. As intellectually as it is visually stimulating, the book includes captivating essays tracing the presence of dogs in the history of photography and their relationship with humans across the decades.

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Raymond Merritt is a senior partner of the New York law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher and a member of the Executive Committee of the American Fund for UNICEF. He has been active in the photography world for over thirty years, serving as a trustee of the International Center of Photography, New York, and a member of the acquisitions committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Norton Museum, West Palm Beach. An avid collector, he has curated numerous photography exhibitions and edited several books on photography. He also served as a director of the SoHo Partnership and the Loyola Foundation.

"This book proves that canine photography has always been a thing."
Garage, New York

"The best dog-picture book yet."
New York Magazine, New York

"A collection of the chicest canines through the ages."
Tatler, London

"Forget #dogsofinstagram: this is real canine art."
The Independent, London

"A thorough survey of the history of dog pics."

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Dogs - Pictorial works.|Photography of dogs - History.
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