Looking for a unique gift for an animal loving reader? Phaidon books may have the answer....

Phaidon’s autumn 2018 highlights include titles on zoology, architecture for pets and delicious recipes for dogs.

Animal: Exploring the Zoological World (October, £39.95) is a visually stunning and broad-ranging survey that celebrates humankind's fascination with animals through more than 300 captivating images. From the first cave paintings, extraordinary medieval bestiaries and exquisite scientific illustration, to iconic paintings, contemporary artworks and the incredible technological advancements, the huge range of works, chosen by an international panel of experts, delves into our shared past to tell the story of animal life and reflects the beauty and variety of animals themselves. Arranged in a thought-provoking sequence, this engaging compilation includes iconic works by some of the great names in zoology, such as Conrad Gesner, Charles Darwin and John James Audubon, as well as celebrated artists and photographers, indigenous cultures and lesser-known figures who have made important contributions to the study and representation of animals throughout history.

Pet-tecture (September, £14.95) is the perfect book for design-conscious pet owners and animal lovers alike. It presents an irresistible assortment of houses by the world’s leading designers for our furred, scaled and feathered friends – from cats and dogs to birds, rabbits, horses, fish, mice, guinea pigs and even kangaroos and turtles. Introducing a wealth of ingenious designs, from functional to fun, this quirky title showcases works by some of the biggest names in global architecture and design, such as Nendo, Kenya Hara, Sou Fujimoto, MAD Architects, Kengo Kuma and Shigeru Ban. Whether it’s playful cat trees, concrete dog homes, luxury chicken coops, 3D-printed fish tanks, or a dog-shaped cat scratcher, this unique collection is the first of its kind and guarantees to surprise and delight animal fans of all stripes and sizes.

Feed Me (September, £19.95) is an informative and practical guide to cooking healthy, nutritious meals for dogs. Written by Liviana Prola, a renowned veterinary nutritionist, this unique cookbook aims to change the way we feed our furry-friends, with 50 easy-to-follow recipes for simple meals adjustable for dogs of different weights, sizes, breeds, and activity levels. With recipes such as Surf and Turf Stew, Carrot Risotto with Seared Beef, Polenta with Chicken and Vegetables, Cod and Potato Casserole, and Turkey and Rice Meatballs, what dog could resist? Organised into three categories – perfect meals for pups, hearty dinners for adult dogs, and light but delicious food that will tempt even the grumpiest of seniors – Feed Me includes detailed nutritional values with every recipe so owners can monitor exactly what goes into every mouthful. Illustrated throughout by Kevin Waldron, author of Phaidon’s children’s title, Harold’s Hungry Eyes (2016) this book is as beautiful as it is practical – the perfect companion for the world’s most popular house pet.

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Press contact: Alicia Stockley

Email: astockley@phaidon.com

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