Chewed

Chewed Photographers Arne Svenson and Ron Warren co authors of the popular Sock Monkeys here turn their attention to those masses of slobbered over yarn remnants and stuffing that ordinarily go the way of a

  • Title: Chewed
  • Author: Arne Svenson Todd Oldham Ron Warren
  • ISBN: 9780972211178
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback
  • Photographers Arne Svenson and Ron Warren co authors of the popular Sock Monkeys here turn their attention to those masses of slobbered over yarn, remnants and stuffing that ordinarily go the way of all pet toy casualties and get discarded without a second glance Before their lenses, once plush cuddly creatures and formerly bouncy rubber toys are transformed into intrigPhotographers Arne Svenson and Ron Warren co authors of the popular Sock Monkeys here turn their attention to those masses of slobbered over yarn, remnants and stuffing that ordinarily go the way of all pet toy casualties and get discarded without a second glance Before their lenses, once plush cuddly creatures and formerly bouncy rubber toys are transformed into intriguing eyeless, armless, one legged sculptures snatched, from the jaws, so to speak, of oblivion A headless bunny rabbit, mutated plastic rat, masticated rubber hotdog or donut each is a beloved pet s dream companion, transfigured by the sharp teeth and powerful jaws of the overinfatuated animal Svenson and Warren have photographed the chewed victims in a formal yet irreverent style appropriate to the perspective of the pet the result is a humorous appraisal of beauty, devotion and contentment With than 130 full color photographs, Chewed includes delightful, twisted and poignant short stories by a variety of contributors writing about their favorite chewed creature, including writer Augusten Burroughs artists Roz Chast, Maira Kalman, Rick Meyerowitz and William Wegman designers Isaac Mizrahi and Todd Oldham and food world personality Andrew Zimmern.

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    1. oh my god - my new favorite book!! i know - i get excited about books on here an awful lot. i have an excitable nature, to be sure. but do you understand? this is a book of photographs of stuffed animals and other toys that have been loved and chewed up by dogs. really?? and people pay money for this??not yet, but they will. why is this book awesome, isn't it just photos of trash, basically?? well, yeah, to the untrained eye. but when you see these adorable stuffed animals still smiling through [...]

    2. Odd book but rather funny, even artistic at times, with well-detailed photographs and hilariously-written text included.

    3. i liked the quirky, creative nature of this book. i identified stuffed animals that i have had. This book made me feel better about the Raggedy Ann made by my grandmother and chewed by my dog. Raggedy Ann belongs to a unique hall of fame. While i loved the concept, in actuality it is quite tragic. it filled me with a melancholy.

    4. I enjoyed this book. I laughed a lot at the poor, torn, chewed-up toys because my dog would tear his up the same way. The little toys must know they are loved to have such damage! I would have preferred if the stories with some of the pictures were more about the pet that loved and chewed the toy, rather than fictionalized stories.

    5. Delightful, er actually disturbingly delightful pictures of stuffed animals that have been maimed, blinded, and dismembered all in the name of Dog E. and Kett eh lovin'.Also the first book that I've ever seen which had a recipe for fried squirrel.

    6. Part picture, part poetry, and part prose, this book is a collection of dog and cat toys that have been chewed. Sometimes there was a story about the toy and sometimes the picture told the whole story. This was a quick Sunday afternoon read that made me see my dog's toys in a whole new light.

    7. I bought this last year for my husband as a Father's Day gift from our three Labs. One of them chewed it. Oh, the irony!

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