Caticons — 4,000 Years of Art Imitating Cats
Caticons is a limited edition book which chronicles a time-honored private collection of all things feline and celebrates the extraordinary love between cats and their humans.
cat·i·con [kat ́-ī-kän]:
n. A tangible representation of the feline form of a purely decorative order, i.e., an object with no functional purpose; an objet d’art created in the image of a feline.
"Welcome to my thirty-year odyssey probing the corners of the art world, catalogues, foreign shores, and cyberspace, all in search of the one Cat Thing I did not yet have. Unlike some collectors who either follow trends or believe they are prophets in the art market, I have collected simply on the catholicity of (1) is it a cat, and (2) do I like it? Therefore, there are no images of unhappy cats, unlucky cats, or even unsociable cats. "My cats” are happy, healthy, and loved, in life and in art" — Sandy Lerner
“An intimate journey through a private collection of all things Cat, Caticons celebrates 4,000 years of love between cats and their humans through beautiful objects and humorous, thought-provoking narrative.” — Modern Cat
2017 President's Award Winner
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“Caticons by Sandy Lerner truly is a treasure trove on paper and is a fascinating read whether you are researching something or just simply appreciating the wonderful photographs of feline-themed items on every page. With the collection ranging from ancient times through to now, there really is plenty to interest and appeal to everyone, whatever your taste.”— Catworld
“For a person like me who searches for cat-related items everywhere I go, this massive volume is a feast for the senses. I found myself ‘oohing and aching’ with every turn of the page while looking around my home realizing that my collection pales in comparison! But in the end, that’s the thing about personal collections regardless of your budget – the things you choose to surround yourself with are pieces that should make you happy when you look at them.”— Melissa Lapierre, Cat Writers’ Association
“If you’re looking for a visual feast for both the cat lover and the art lover, Sandy Lerner’s book, Cations: 4,000 Years of Art Imitating Cats is just that. This book is an enormous (and gorgeous) coffee table book that details the long and beautiful history of humanity and their adoration of the cat.”— The Catnip Times
“Combining art, history, humor, and beauty, Lerner gives us all a reason to consider the family cat(s) with a renewed appreciation.”— Middleburg Eccentric
“I received the book today and I must say it is absolutely beautiful!”— Sonja, Cheshire & Wain