Anne Geene, Arjan de Nooy — Ornithology (third edition)
Third edition, 2023
Paperback, 352 pages, 24 x 17 cm
ca. 300 photographs in color and black and white
Design by Jeremy Jansen
Published by Blind Finch Books
€ 39,90 + shipping
Anne Geene and Arjan de Nooy combine visual tools from the science of birds with the specific characteristics of photography, thereby imparting a fresh look at both. Through their pseudoscientific approach, Geene and De Nooy explore the boundaries between the two disciplines, adding a layer that is usually absent in the representation and science of birds: humour. Their classifications form comical results through creative and associative thinking, and yet they use the scientific method to also create an artistic microcosm that seems far removed from its strictly ornithological counterpart. Together, Geene and De Nooy depart from the “classic” aesthetic of bird representation.