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Kittens in the Sun

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    Hans Silvester(Author)

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Over 150,000 people the world over have fallen in love with his work. Now best-selling feline shutterbug Hans Silvester is back with Kittens in the Sun. The subjects here are as playful, adventurous, and cute as they come, captured against the stunning backdrop of the sun-drenched Greek Isles. These kittens exhibit a precocious pugnacity that is not to be rivaled. As they spat, bat, and loll in the sun, Silvester is there to catch every irresistible moment. This deluxe pocket volume is perfect for cat lovers, Grecophiles, and anyone who simply wants to be transported to a place where azure blue, sun-baked white, calico, and tabby are the colors of choice.

A respected photographer whose previous books include the bestsellers Asleep in the Sun and The Mediterranean Cat, Hans Silvester has captured the imaginations of readers worldwide with his unique and endearing photographs of the cats of the Greek Islands. He returns to this sun-drenched setting once again with Kittens in the Sun, focusing on the youngsters of the furry set: Enchanting kittens stretch out in a sunbeam and attack each other with playful energy, Kittens in the Sun is a collection of more than 200 photos from a photographer obviously in love and in touch with them. Kittens resting, playing, lazing on the ground and flying thorough the sky sprinkle the pages in enchanting full-color images that capture the essence of everything feline. The kittens detailed throughout the book are some of Greece's finest residents. The finest pictures ever taken of cats. The Atlantic Monthly on Cats in the Sun Felines and sunshine—is there a match more sublime in the universe? Booklist

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  • PDF | 192 pages
  • Hans Silvester(Author)
  • Chronicle Books; First Edition edition (October 1, 1999)
  • English
  • 5
  • Arts & Photography

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  • By Khandarohi on April 20, 2001

    All of Hans Silvester's photography books of cats, dogs & kittens in the Greek Cyclades Islands are lovely examples of fine photography. As a fine art photographer myself, I respect Mr. Silvester's level of skill and artistry, and I find his other books very beautiful.However, when I first became aware of his book about the cats and dogs, I was thoroughly dismayed by his choice of subject matter and the way he has chosen to portray the lives of these creatures as idyllic and carefree.Having been to these Greek islands, I have learned firsthand that the large majority of these poor animals are ignored, injured, or mistreated by people there-anything but "respected." The photographer has omitted portraits of the true conditions for most of the stray dogs and cats in Greece-crippled, starving, dying of thirst, hurt or maimed, with the humans around them barely taking notice.The full horror of the story was revealed to me by locals on the islands. Each year, the cats & dogs are allowed to breed uncontrolled, because tourists are fond of seeing the cute animals around town and on the beaches. At the end of each tourist season, as many of them as possible are rounded up and killed (I couldn't bear to learn how), until the following year when the ones that survived begin the cycle all over again. I found this same story on all the islands I visited, including Mykonos, and I was so appalled that I shortened my stay and left Greece altogether.The situation is a tragedy, and my feeling, as a photographer and animal lover, is that Mr. Silvester should not be misrepresenting the conditions of the cats and dogs on these Greek islands, especially when it is for monetary gain. I hope animal lovers around the world will agree, and send a message to anyone who profits in any way from the suffering of these dogs and cats in the sun.

  • By Lorelei T. on October 19, 2016

    Beautiful book of photos of cats.

  • By A. Hughes on April 5, 2010

    A better title for this book would be "Many nice images of felines in a picturesque european coastal town created by exposing thin sheets of chemical-covered paper to light".Mostly cats, not that many true kittens in here, but still well-worth your thin, rectangular, monochromatic paper-cloth images of our past leaders.

  • By WA book worm on September 10, 2007

    The book arrived in very good condition despite being poorly packaged, and having been folded in half by the postman to fit in my mailbox. It barely made it to me by the end of the month. I'll beware of this dealer in the future.

  • By Michele Lloyd on March 11, 2000

    I recommend all of Hans Silvester's books of cat photography. You get lots of photos and relatively little text, so they are perfect for those of us who just want to look at interesting, artistic photos of cats. Plus you get a glimpse of life in the Greek islands, so you can pretend you are enriching your mind while you ooh and aah at the images of furry felines. And if you read the text, you actually will learn about the cats and the people who share the islands with them.

  • By Amy Green on November 29, 1999

    If you love cats, you will love this book. This photo essay is a beautiful collection of kittens. Not only is it cute, but the photography is truly a work of art.

  • By Read on December 3, 1999

    Picked it up in the bookstore & couldn't put it down! What great pictures, I rushed home & ordered it from Amazon! : )

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