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A Breed Apart : The Art Collections of the American Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog

Secord, William

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ISBN 10: 1851494006 / ISBN 13: 9781851494002
Published by Antique Collectors' Club, 2001
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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Oversize hardcover with dustjacket : very good plus / very good; 327 pages; color illustrations; jacket in new mylar protector. Not available for international shipping. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 059945

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Title: A Breed Apart : The Art Collections of the ...

Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover with Dustjacket

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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This volume is a testament to our love for the dog, in all its guises, in conformation dog shows, field and obedience trials, in the sporting field and as a pet. It is also a testament to the many artists, some of whom were virtually forgotten until recently, who chose to use their insights and artistic skills to portray the dog on canvas, paper and in porcelain and bronze. Chronicled in this monumental volume is the combined encyclopaedic collections of the American Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog. Because of the enormity of the two collections, it was impossible to include everything - during the selection process only the very best of the collected works were chosen. The collections are particularly comprehensive, and include not only nineteenth and twentieth century paintings and bronzes, but many watercolours, original prints, silver trophies and antique dog collars, each and every artefact directly related to dogs. William Secord's authoritative text virtually te

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William Secord was the founding director of the Dog Museum of America and is currently the owner of a gallery in New York City specialising in nineteenth century dog and animal art. He has written numerous articles concerning the dog in art and is also the author of Dog Painting 1840-1940, A Social History of the Dog in Art and Dog Painting: The European Breeds also published by Antique Collectors' Club. An acknowledged expert in the field, Secord has lectured extensively on dog painting.

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