Dogs by Catherine Johnson and William Wegman

512 pages; Phaidon
Who knew that Fido and Flossy had such a thoroughly delightful family album! Dogs brings together 450 vintage, vernacular snapshots of pooches posed under tables and on front porches, in portrait studios and in the loving arms of children and grown-ups. Taken between the turn of the 20th century and the early 1950s, these images of pups—attentive and aloof, perky and proud—tell us all we need to know about the enduring bonds of affection between the humans and the adorable pets who so effortlessly steal the spotlight from their owners.
— Francine Prose