Taschen’s latest book The Dog in Photography charts the changing relationship between humans and their best pals throughout the history of photography. The book was written and curated by Raymond Merritt, an International Centre of Photography trustee, and offers a unique insight into the relationship between dogs, humans and the art form by honing in on 400 canine portraits.
The publication includes work by Man Ray, Eric Fischl, Wolfgang Tillmans, Vincent Versace, and Elliott Erwitt and features iconic dog-loving figures including Paul and Linda McCartney, Queen Elizabeth II, Liz Taylor, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, John Steinbeck, Richard Nixon, Lauren Bacall and John F Kennedy. Alongside the images, The Dog in Photography contains reflective essays that explore how dogs’ social roles have evolved and changed as a result of major global events like World War One and the Vietnam War.
Starting from 1839 to the present day, the book illustrates how the camera has been a key witness to a huge variety of dog breeds, their individual characters and social purposes. The book is part of Taschen’s Bibliotheca Universalis series, a set of cultural volumes that celebrate a variety of subjects from Manga artists to decorative 60s art.
- Kim Gehrig's latest commercial for Covergirl combines comic chemistry with cosmetic commentary
- Watch Nicos Livesey explain how he made his embroidered BBC World Cup spot
- Photographer Niall McDiarmid travels from town to town to capture the essence of Britain
- Design studio Varv Varv's well-reasoned practice is an enquiry into "making things public"
- Radical Essex is a publication that aims to uproot the county’s misguided stereotypes
- Petrichor: a short film about snooker and mental health, beautifully packaged by Housework Press
- “Create a flag which represents your own Island”: explore culture through design in our latest Insta brief
- Five creatives visually respond to the question: What makes something art, anyway?
- Plexopolis: a series of games to educate and inform students on accomplished design
- “Unporn” is the photo stock collection for those suggestive, naughty moments
- Chris Dorley-Brown’s sharp images of East London are actually made up of many multiple shots
- Suzanne Saroff's meticulously arranged photographs alter perceptions