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Author: Rodney Dale
ISBN: 0718301412
Language: English
Pages: 204 pages
Category: Graphic Design
Publisher: Kimber; First Edition edition (1968)
Rating: 4.8
Formats: lit lrf doc mobi
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Rodney Dale acquired his first Louis Wain picture, almost by accident, in 1966 but was unable to find much out about the artist at the time.

Rodney Dale acquired his first Louis Wain picture, almost by accident, in 1966 but was unable to find much out about the artist at the time. I can't put this book down! In addition to the MANY charming and intriguing drawings by cat artist Louis Wain, Mr. Dale includes a wealth of information on his life, history as an artist, and personal struggles. It is extremely well written and as entertaining as it is informative. Best book on the subject of Mr. Wain and his art I have yet to read.

Wain was 24 when he sold his first drawing of cats to The Illustrated London News. 1968, saw the publication of Dale’s book, Louis Wain: The Man Who Drew Cats. He challenged the assumptions of the Famous Series. Called ‘A Kitten’s Christmas Party’, the picture portrayed 150 cats doing all manner of humanistic things – holding a ball, sending invitations, playing games and making speeches. Spread over two pages, it was an instant hit. A few years earlier he’d sold his first picture: a drawing of bullfinches.

Born in 1860 Wain became a household name for his cat illustrations in the 1890s. 30 people found this helpful.

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Louis Wain: The Man Who Drew Cats (1968; republished in 1991 and 2000) renewed national interest in Wain and led to an exhibition of his works, which Dale helped to organise, at the Victoria & Albert Museum (London) in December 1972. In 1976 Dale left Cambridge Consultants to become a full-time writer, both of books and commercial literature. Among books written during this period were The Manna Machine (1978) and The Kaballah Decoded (1978), both co-authored with the multitalented linguist George Sassoon.

Louis Wain, was the man who drew cats. Rodney Dale discusses the artist's much imitated unique style. Indeed he is probably the most celebrated illustrator of cats of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This biography, first published in 1968 has been re-issued with new colour plates and is extensively revised. He specialised in the comic cat - cats drawn in human situations - or humans drawn as cats which amounts to much the same thing.

Louis Wain, as the title of this book succinctly sums him up, was the man who drew cats. This biography, first published in 1968 is now reissued with new colour plates and is extensively revised. Louis Wain discusses the artist's much imitated unique style.

Rodney Dale describes this picture so: This is an exceedingly powerful picture: brown swirls emanate from the cats like the lines of force from magnets, made visible by means of iron fillings. The cat on the left is clearly excercising an influence on the one on the right-and judging from the latter's expression, that influence is not beneficial

Book Binding:Hardback. We appreciate the impact a good book can have. Perhaps the best loved illustrator of comic cats of the twentieth century. Born in 1860 Wain became a household name for his cat illustrations in the 1890s.

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First edition. Table of contents, acknowledgments, introduction, five appendices, references, index of names. With a section on Wain's illness by Dr. D.L. Davies. Frontispiece portrait of Wain; black and white illustrations in text. Wain illustrated over one hundred books. xii, 204 pages. cloth, dust jacket. 8vo..