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Dog Dogs

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  184 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt, claims that he did not consciously set out to photograph dogs. According to him, it just happened that way: one day, when he was looking through his boxes of photographs, he realized that somehow or other a fair proportion of them contained dogs and their owners. Images of dogs at shows, dogs in crowds larking around together, dogs jumpi ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published October 15th 1998 by Phaidon Press (first published October 1st 1998)
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Keri Ann
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book, both as a dog lover and a photographer. The only words in this book are telling where each photo was taken and a small note from the author in the center; however, the pictures are so wonderful that words are unnecessary. I would recomend this collection of photographs to anyone who loves dogs and/or black and white photography.
Jul 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book some years ago and I just know I will keep it forever. I am often reaching for my well thumbed copy just to browse through. It works as an uplifting tonic; a feast for the dog lovers eyes. The sensitive, intelligent, black and white photography could only be captured by someone who respects dogs. You see this in every image. Each picture allows us a glimpse into the narrative of a dog's secret life. Worth every penny - would make a perfect gift, just make sure you buy one for ...more
Sep 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Dog and photography lovers
Shelves: photography, favorite, dog
Dog photographs from one of the great Leica masters. Fun frivolous and fashionable all apply alike.

Erwitt brings not only dogs to the viewer but through them portions of a world where dogs are king.

Photographs for any connoisseur of this art genre.

I am resetting the 'read' date to this week as I spent a bunch of time going through it again between cleaning and re-shelving several books.
Linda Rowland
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful photographs!
Jul 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: photography
What could be better than a photo book devoted exclusively to Man's Best Friend? Wonderful dogs of every shape and size are featured in fantastic images that never grow tiresome or old. ...more
Just heaven.
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lonesome-eye
my high school art teacher's favorite photo book ...more
Wachirawit Rakchai
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: life, 2019
I'm so glad that I picked this book randomly from the library. I found out that this is one of the most fav book of my list. Time pass but dog doen't change. They're always with us afterall. Love you dogs! ...more
Mary Narkiewicz
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Endlessly entertaining and inspiring and lovely.. Looking at the lives of hundreds of dogs..
Great photographs by Elliott Erwitt.. A dog bible!!
Caroline Thomas
This book is the photographer Elliott Erwitt's dog portraits throughout the years. It is perfection. I only wish it was maybe slightly larger flipping through the pages. They are all such good dogs. ...more
Ape Bleakney
Oct 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020
4 stars for dogs - cute collection of dog photographs since mid-century on, all over the world, in black and white film. A few brief written sections, but mostly straight DOG PHOTOS.
Blaise Morita
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pets, photo, dogs
Social media and viral videos have turned the art of photographing man's best friend into a talent largely based on the quality of Smartphone and choice of Instagram filter on chooses to implement. But photographer Elliot Erwitt takes his black and white vision and intricate story-telling with single images in his collection entitled Dog Dogs. The selections range from 1940-1970's and are absent of any text save a quick notation of said photo's date and location. Indeed the entire "text" lacks a ...more
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: photography
I mean, who can go wrong with dog photographs? I simply love them, even if they are dated. These are wonderful black and white shots made during Erwitt's travels, in which dogs appeared and he collected for us to enjoy. What an awesome job, if you can get it. The shots range from late 1940s to 1990s, and span the globe. The blurb above says only about 100 pages, but my edition had closer to 600 I would guess. I didn't like the silver captions, however, as they were hard to read (though I imagine ...more
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fotografie
Libro di immagini. Immagini deliziose, rigorosamente in bianco e nero, di cani grandi e piccoli, da soli o insieme agli uomini. Immagini che provengono dai luoghi più disparati, da tutto il Novecento. Immagini che non hanno mai bisogno di parole per arrivare a colpire l'osservatore. ...more
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This just makes me want to go home and cuddle up with my dogs!
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: more-than-words
Love the images, the feel of times. No matter the years or the place. The dogs had been there.
May 03, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful photos in this book. THe book is only photos, very little writing, in fact, you have to search for where the photo is taken. The photos cover all reaches of the earth.
Holly Morey
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful pictures
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-a-copy
I love all these different photographs of dogs (and of one cat x3). Great to look at.
May 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sheer entertainment!
(even if it's only for the old-time backgrounds and not necessarily the dogs!!!) ... not to mention the piece by Wodehouse, a real winner.
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: animals
Beautiful book of photographs of dogs. Nowadays we see most of our dog photographs, by amateurs, online but these are black and white and gorgeous.
Rebecca Upjohn
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A delightful look at dogs by photographer Elliot Erwitt. Not to be missed by any dog lover!
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dogs, photography
Cute photos.
Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

It's a collection of whimsical dog photos that spans across many years.

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