Chickens continue to be a steadily growing trend in America-and in book publishing, starting with Stephen Green Armytadge's Extraordinary Chickens (2000) and Extra Extraordinary Chickens (2005). The book appeals to a wide range of customers: backyard chicken owners, heritage-breed foodies, book lovers, photography lovers, and-with a foreword by Isabella Rossellini, an afterword by Jane Goodall, and essays by a best-selling author and a cultural critic-animal lovers. The book pairs the chicken "portraits" with excerpts from classic literature, from Beowulf to James Baldwin, making it also a book about books. The author's previous black-and-white photography title, Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time ($49.95), was at a higher price point and sold more than 32,000 copies since its launch in fall 2014.
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 286 x 229 mm
Featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press Holiday Gift Guide, Bustle, The Santa Fe New Mexican, and more "Chickens have never looked grander." -The Wall Street Journal "[One of the] most interesting books I've seen this season." -The Toronto Star "Gorgeous." -The Associated Press "...Sure to raise a few eyebrows in your home." -Bustle "Each image deftly showcases the hen's individuality and personality while acting as a powerful statement to respect and revere the animals we share this earth with." -Photo-eye "Beth Moon is a gifted photographer with abundant creative insight and an eye for unconventional subject matter. Literary Chickens delights the eye and arouses the mind." -New York Journal of Books "These striking portraits illustrate a sophistication in poultry that often goes unnoticed." -Community Chickens "Magnificent. . .a truly unique pairing that I could have never put together myself . . ." -Under a Tin Roof "Her luminous portraits and landscapes are enigmatic, atmospheric images..." -Santa Fe New Mexican
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