Taube

Editor(s)

Jens Gerber, Marina Rüdiger, Laurens Schlicht

Author(s)

Marina Rüdiger, Laurens Schlicht

Design

the studio sunshine, Frankfurt am Main

Cover

Softcover

Size

20 x 26 cm

Pages

52

Illustrations

27

Language(s)

German

ISBN

978-3-96912-056-9

Human, City, Pigeon

Public perceptions of the pigeon have shifted drastically over the past centuries. In the 1700s, it was welcomed as a guest who commanded humans’ unfailing solicitude; today, by contrast, it is often perceived as a nuisance. It has become an animal that defaces squares and buildings. Why does the pigeon in the settings of our daily lives prompt feelings of loathing and fascination, but also indifference? Jens Gerber’s photographs undertake an expedition into the city of the pigeons. Rounded out by essays by Marina Rüdiger and Laurens Schlicht, the book illuminates the subject of the city pigeon from the perspectives of photography, science, and literature, and explores the question of how pigeons shape the built environment and how the latter informs their behavior in turn.

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