- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Publication Date: April 22, 2014
- Price: $29.95
- Trim Size: 8 1⁄2 x 10
- ISBN: 1-4197-1165-2
- EAN: 9781419711657
- Page Count: 160
- Illustrations: 120 4-color illustrations
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: World English
Every day, all over the world, animals and insects set about the purposeful tasks of designing their homes, catching their prey, and attracting their mates. In the process they create gorgeous nests, shelters, and habitats. Capturing 120 of these wonders in all their beauty and complexity, Animal Architecture presents a visually arresting tribute to the intersection of nature, science, function, and design.
Ingo Arndt's stunning studio photographs and vibrant in-situ shots of nests, forests, and wetlands provide close-up details of these designs, as well as the animals who created them. These compelling images are combined with an abundance of fascinating facts about the evolution of animals and insects, as well as their survival methods, mating habits, genetic dispositions, and more.
“Arndt and Tautz bring the tour to a calming close with stunning images of corals, completing a coffee-table book as breathtaking as it is informative.”— Publishers Weekly
About the author
Ingo Arndt is a world-renowned nature photographer. His photographs regularly appear in magazines such as National Geographic, GEO, and BBC Wildlife. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the World Press Photo Award, and he has been awarded five times at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.