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Dogs E D I T E D







The BIG BOOK OF J.C. Suarès’ best-selling series of canine-inspired books have charmed and delighted dog lovers through the past decade. From funny dogs to heroic dogs; from cool mutts to dogs in love; from dogs in the city to dogs in Hollywood, readers have adored them all. The Big Book of Dogs presents the favorites and the best from Suarès’ series of books. This 384page compendium includes over 230 duotone images by well-known animal photographers Eve Arnold, Tanya Braganti, John Drysdale, Elliot Erwitt, Martine Franck, Herbert List, and Robin Schwartz. The photographs are paired with excerpts from such diverse writers as Rudyard Kipling and Sigmund Freud, as well as personal stories and anecdotes. From an Australian Shepard who rescued tornado survivors to a beauty-conscious pooch; from the dog who likes to dive-bomb into strawberry gelitan to cinematic canines like Lassie and Toto, The Big Book

of Dogs is filled with the loveable and the famous, the hilarious and the brave. Enlivened with Suarès’ whimsical drawings, The Big Book of Dogs is fitting tribute to our remarkable canine friends and is sure to warm the hearts of dog lovers everywhere. J.C. Suarès is a consultant to various publications including Prevention, Runner's World, Variety, Discover and Heart and Soul. He has designed dozens of art books, drawn covers for the New Yorker, and edited 19 books on cats and nine on dogs. He has two cats, Spookie and Lucy, who avoid each other at all cost, and eight polo ponies, all addicted to carrots.


The BIG BOOK OF Published by Welcome Books® An imprint of Welcome Enterprises, Inc. 6 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 (212) 989-3200; Fax (212) 989-3205 Distributed to the trade in the U.S. and Canada by Andrews McMeel Distribution Service Order Department and Customer Service Toll-free: (800) 943-9839 Orders-only Fax: (800) 943-9831 Sales and Marketing Department: (800) 851-8923 • • • • • •

384 pages, 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" Over 230 duotone photographs Pet/Gift ISBN 1-932183-21-3 Hardcover, $24.95 ($38.95 Canada) Publication date: May 2004

Dogs Cover: © Tony Mendoza; Page 2, clockwise from top left: Courtesy of UPI/CorbisBettmann (left and right); © Elliot Erwitt/Magnum Photos; © Allan and Sandy Carey; Nina Leen/Life Magazine, © Time Inc; © Robin Schwartz; © Corbis UPI/Bettmann; © Mary Ellen Mark/Library; © John Drysdale; © John Drysdale; Page 3: illustration © J.C. Suarès; Back cover: Lars Peter Roos/Tiofoto AB Design copyright © 2004 Welcome Enterprises, Inc.



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The Big Book of Dogs  

From funny dogs to heroic dogs; from cool mutts to dogs in love; from dogs in the city to dogs in Hollywood, Suarès’s tributes to dogs of ev...