Synopses & Reviews
From the author of Extraordinary Chickens comes the latest extraordinary animal--the pig. One of the most intelligent animals on earth, the pig is a fascinating creature with an abundance of personality. Photographer Stephen Green-Armytage captures these lively and energetic animals as they play and forage on the farm, prance around in the show ring, or strut across a studio backdrop.
Extraordinary Pigs displays an enormous variety of swine, 38 in total, including tiny Kunekunes, wrinkled Meishans, spotted Gloucester Old Spots, curly-coated Mangalitzas, wild boars, and some miniatures, which are highly prized as pets. Breeds from around the world are featured here--from the United States, England, Wales, Austria, Belgium, Hungary, New Zealand, China, Vietnam, Africa, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Many people are not aware of the exotic nature of "fancy breed" chickens, so this unique volume, with 165 amazing color photographs of all kinds of
international breeds, will be a revelation.
An introduction to the world of exotic ornamental chickens. The book contains photographs of chickens of all shapes and sizes, including the Bearded Silkie, the crested Polish and the majestic Phoenix.
Photographer Stephen Green-Armytage's ever-popular calendar has been one of Abrams' topselling calendars since 2003. This latest edition features more than 25 new portraits of the world's funniest and fanciest, fairest and freakiest, fowl.
Celebrate 10 years of Extraordinary Chickens! Among Abramsand#8217; top-selling calendars since 2003, Stephen Green-Armytageand#8217;s annual tribute to the worldand#8217;s fanciest, funniest, and freakiest fowl has legions of fans the world over. Featuring the most extraordinary of the extraordinary, this special anniversary edition includes all-new photographs of Polish Frizzles, Silkies, and Sultans, plus a giant poster. Cock-a-doodle-doo!
This annual parade of poultry features the most extraordinary of the extraordinaryandmdash;from Polish Frizzles to Belgian Bearded dandrsquo;Uccles to Russian Orloffsandmdash;includes previously unpublished photographs.
Flaunting their high-fashion plumage, chickens strut and pose like runway models for photographer Ernest Goh. These birds, with their all-too-human expressions, are both funny and poignant, as if they are commenting on our own foibles. From the proud Serama of Malaysia to the delightfully humorous Silkie, Gohandrsquo;s portraits, shot on location throughout the world, convey not only the beauty and diversity of various breeds, but also capture the personality of each fowl. For sheer variety in size, color, feathering, and behavior, nothing beats the humble chicken, and no other bookcaptures this surprising phenomenon as well as the hilarious Chickens.
About the Author
Besides chickens and pigs, Stephen Green-Armytage has photographed well-known politicians, athletes, and other celebrities. His work has appeared in numerous periodicals, including Sports Illustrated, Life, Fortune, Smithsonian, and Good Housekeeping. He is the author and photographer of many Abrams books, including Extraordinary Chickens,Dudley: The Little Terrier That Could, and Extra Extraordinary Chickens. He lives in New York City.