The Book of the Cat features feline art and illustration by artists from around the world

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The Book of the Cat by Pentagram partner Angus Hyland and journalist and author Caroline Roberts is a cool and quirky collection of feline art and illustration by well-known artists from around the world. Cats, of course, have been revered by artists since ancient times for their beauty, grace, independence and air of mystery (or indifference, depending on how you look at them).

Domesticated, but with a touch of the wild about them, they share our homes and endlessly fascinate us. This beautiful book presents over 100 paintings of our much-loved feline companions, interspersed with short texts about the artists and their subjects, as well as meaningful cat quotes, The Book of the Cat is a must for cat and art lovers of all ages. Published by Laurence King this August, and available at laurenceking.com for £12.99.

Angus Hyland is a partner at Pentagram Design in London. Caroline Roberts is a journalist and author who writes predominantly about the graphic arts. She is the co-author of New Book Design and 50 Years of Illustration, to name but a few. She is also the co-founder of Grafik magazine.

Ceri Amphlett, Mingus the Beautiful, 2011, © Ceri Amphlett - www.ceriamphlett.co.uk

Ceri Amphlett, Mingus the Beautiful, 2011, © Ceri Amphlett - www.ceriamphlett.co.uk

Santiago Ydáñez Untitled, 2015, Credit: © Santiago Ydáñez

Santiago Ydáñez Untitled, 2015, Credit: © Santiago Ydáñez

Santiago Ydáñez, Untitled, 2014, Credit: © Santiago Ydáñez.

Santiago Ydáñez, Untitled, 2014, Credit: © Santiago Ydáñez.

Cornelis Visscher, The Large Cat, c.1657, Credit: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C./Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund (1995.72.1)

Cornelis Visscher, The Large Cat, c.1657, Credit: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C./Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund (1995.72.1)

Teressa Pearson, Picasso Cat, 2006, Painting by Teressa A. Pearson, Photography by Heidi Gilleland.

Teressa Pearson, Picasso Cat, 2006, Painting by Teressa A. Pearson, Photography by Heidi Gilleland.

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