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The juxtaposition and explanation of images as diverse as Greek pottery, Victorian jewelry, Assyrian sculpture, and Japanese netsuke, illuminates our understanding of the place of dogs in human society around the world. This book explores these cultural expressions and reflections of our deep and long-standing interest in dogs.The introductory essay Dogs and People is a brief summary of the domestication of dogs, as far as we are able to ... The second part of the book is a picture section in which art and artefacts depicting dogs are juxtaposed, described and explained for comparison under very general headings. ... My choice of material inevitably reflects both personal bias and the objects available to me in the collections.

Author:Catherine Johns
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2008


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