While strolling through a wonderful tour of the Mondrian SOHO this past week, with its designer, Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, a passing mention was made to a book on chickens which I had never heard of (crazy, I know). Our good friend Karen (Cool Hunting) reminded me of the book titles, now more than a decade in print. Photographer, Stephen Green-Armytage photographs the world of “extraordinary” chickens across two books; the latest, Extra Extraordinary Chickens, was published by Abrams in 2005.

The striking images in Extra Extraordinary Chickens showed that “the world of chickens is a world of wonders” (New York Times Book Review). Now, in a follow-up to the extraordinarily successful first book from Stephen Green-Armytage, the photographer presents 61 breeds and 5 species, including 14 breeds not previously included in the first book, a new series of chicken couples, and virtually all new images. Capturing with his camera chickens of all sizes, shapes, and colors, he illuminates gorgeous feather patterns worthy of French fabric designers, as well as elaborate wattles, elegant crests, and many other details.

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