Why Cats Paint: A Theory of Feline Aesthetics

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Ten Speed Press, 1994 - Art - 96 pages
Should the marks a cat makes be treated as art, or are they simply forms of territorial behavior? This photographic record of cat creativity will intrigue catlovers and art-lovers alike, as it deciphers many heretofore unexplained aspects of cat behavior which can be found in the familiar context of art.

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User Review  - BryanThomasS - LibraryThing

Absolutely brilliant satire. One of the funniest books you'll ever read about cats. Great images of cats painting, cat paintings, and other cat art. Truly inspired. A worthwhile way to spend time. Read full review

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User Review  - anneofia - LibraryThing

The fact that some cats are able to make marks with paint has been explained by the experts as an instinctive form of territorial marking behavior. But is it only that, or are some cats genuinely ... Read full review


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Busch is an artist and photographer. She has been running cat-dance therapy workshops internationally since 1995.

BURTON SILVER is a cartoonist, inventor, and author of more than a dozen books, including the best-selling WHY CATS PAINT. He studied psychology and sociology at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, where he now lives.

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