The New York Pigeon i> is a photography book that
reveals the unexpected beauty of the omnipresent pigeon as if
Vogue i> magazine devoted its pages to birds, rather than fashion
models. In spite of pigeons' ubiquity in New York and other cities, we
never really see them closely and know very little about their
function in the urban ecosystem. This book brings to light the
intriguing history, behavior and splendor of a bird that we frequently
The New York Pigeon i>reveals the
unexpected beauty of our omnipresent pigeon. Employing exquisite
portraiture that one might find in a fashion magazine, the book
features this underappreciated urban bird in a fresh, glamorous
Finally, the much maligned pigeon gets its 15 minutes.
&ldquo;stool pigeon...&rdquo; &ldquo;rats with
wings...&rdquo; Why? What did pigeons ever do to deserve such
disrespect? (They mind their own business, they saved lives in World
War I and II, and they&rsquo;re beautiful to
Andrew Garn seeks to right this egregious
wrong&mdash; through his keen eye, the pigeon is photographed in
all its unexpected glory&mdash;elevated to its rightful place as a
wondrous being of beauty and grace, soaring though time and space. You
will never look at pigeons the same way again.
In spite of
pigeons&rsquo; ubiquity in New York and other cities, we never
really see them closely and know very little about their function in
the urban ecosystem. For many New Yorkers, pigeons are the
&ldquo;gateway drug&rdquo; to nature.&#160;
of eight years of passionate inquiry,The New York Pigeon
i>is a photographic study of the birds&rsquo; power and allure. The
dramatic, hyper-real individual studio portraits capture their
personalities, expressiveness, glorious feather iridescence, and
deeply hued eyes. High-speed strobe photography illustrates the
pigeons&rsquo; graceful flight and dramatic wing movements.
While The New York Pigeon i>is primarily
a&#160;photography book, it also tells part of the 5,000-year story
of the feral pigeon and their long association with humans.
How did Harvard psychologist B.F. 'skinner teach pigeons to do
complicated tasks, from tracking missile targets to recognizing
individual human faces? How do pigeons find their way back home from
hundreds of miles away?
The New York Pigeon
i>lovingly describes and illuminates the wonder of nature alive in our
midst. With this book, the beautiful, savvy, graceful, kind pigeon
will be invisible no more.
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