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Portraits of the Fairest Fowl
Photographs by Tamara Staples • Introduction by Ira Glass
8 x 8 3/4 in, in; 132 pp, full-color photographs pp; Hardcover
February 2013 ISBN 9781452113449 ISBN10 1452113440
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With backyard chicken keeping and urban farming at an
all-time high, the proudest of purebred poultry take center
stage once again in this fully revised and expanded edition
of the classic The Fairest Fowl, now retitled The Magnificent
Chicken. Updated in hardcover with even more chickens
and an enlarged resource section, this celebration of the
wonder, peculiarity, and magnificence of championship
chickens showcases more than 40 astonishing breeds in
glamorous photos—many brand new—and informative text,
while an introduction by Ira Glass explores the finer points
of poultry shows and chicken portraiture.
Tamara Staples has been photographing championship chickens
since 1998. She lives in New York City.
Ira Glass is the host of the award-winning public radio program
This American Life. He lives in Chicago.
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