The Cat's Meow

"Cat Lady Chronicles" Book

Catherine D. Anspon
October 01, 2012

We’ve seen animals immortalized in the art world — most memorably, a cat sarcophagus in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Tut blockbuster last fall — and we’ve covered myriad animal benefits in town. But rarely have fine art, literary prose and feline causes melded. Until now. Enter the compelling, lyrical volume Cat Lady Chronicles (Officina Libraria, Milan, Italy, $21.99), penned by MFAH publications director Diane Lovejoy. This book pairs the true-life tale of a love affair with cats with images of felines in art throughout the ages — lithographs, photographs and paintings culled from the collections of venerable institutions from the Tate to the MFAH, by talents including Frida Kahlo, Brassaï, Winslow Homer, Joseph Wright of Derby and Paul Klee. Proceeds of this gem of a book benefit Cat Rescue Fund at The Cat Doctor, Houston, and Friends for Life. Available at area booksellers The MFAH Shop, River Oaks Bookstore, Barnes & Noble, as well as Amazon, where it’s listed as a hot new release in the cat category. Meow!