Beautiful Chickens

By Christie Aschwanden; Andrew Perris
(Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, 9780312613778, 112pp.)

Publication Date: December 6, 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

An awe-inspiring collection featuring commissioned photographic portraits of the best in feathered beauties

Beautiful Chickens
takes the humble farmyard fowl and places it in the frame of a top portrait photographer. Stylishly lit and shot against a studio background, the portraits showcase 40 of the world's most distinctive breeds, primped and preened for their moment of fame at assorted livestock shows. Featuring prize-winning cocks and hens, this is the ultimate in poultry portraiture. The book includes descriptions of each breed, covering their origins, physical attributes, and uses. There's also a history of hens and roosters through the ages, an introduction to the breed basics, and reportage photography from behind the scenes.

Beautiful Chickens
is the perfect gift for anyone, whether their fancy is for all things fowl or simply for beautiful photography.




About the Author

CHRISTINE ASCHWANDEN is a journalist, essayist and poultry farmer in Cedaredge, Colorado. Her writing has appeared in more than 60 publications including The New York Times, Reader's Digest and New Scientist. She raises an assortment of free-range chickens, heritage turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks and geese at the Crag Crest Poultry Ranch and Farm.

ANDREW PERRIS has tackled a wide range of challenging commissions during the 20 years he has worked as a photographer. His numerous corporate and advertising clients include Virgin, Sainsbury’s, Parker Pens, P&O Ferries and Royal Bank of Scotland.

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