Arcatecture - Swiss Cat Ladders
Publisher: Christoph Merian, Author: Brigitte Schuster, ISBN: 9783856169138, Format: Paperback, 140 x 210mm, 304pp
They come in all shapes and sizes, and somehow the phenomenon is especially prevalent in Switzerland: homemade cat ladders.
Taking the city of Berne as an example, photographer Brigitte Schuster shows the variety of ways humans facilitate the comings and goings of their feline friends in the context of the surrounding architecture. From a simple wooden plank to complex, scaffold-like constructions rising up to four storeys in a zigzag fashion, they express sociological, architectural, and aesthetic peculiarities, which are further developed in accompanying texts.
This book is both a guide to and source of inspiration for creating your own cat ladders.