Phaidon Press

Architecture According to Pigeons

In a bid to improve ever worsening relations between our two species, pigeon elder Speck Lee Tailfeather has been elected by his peers to reveal to human beings the truth about pigeons’ finer sensibilities. It is already a little known fact that pigeons are amongst some of the most intelligent creatures in the world. However, Speck plans to divulge more. Namely that - far from the perceived pests who plague our buildings - pigeons are in fact great admirers and aficionados of architecture. It is of course for this reason that they can be found in great numbers around the most beautiful and significant buildings in the world. It’s Speck’s dear wish that, through these latest revelations, bridges will be built between our two species, ending once and for all the terrible pi-geonocide practised by humankind. 

  • A perfect introduction for children 7+ to the most beautiful buildings in the world and the basic principles of architecture using a fun, lively and engaging way of learning.
  • In Architecture According to Pigeons, Speck Lee Tailfeather reveals that pigeons are in fact great aficionados of architecture and delivers an account of his journey around the world with information and opinions on the buildings he visits.
  • Profiles more than 40 of the best-loved structures in the world, such as The Colosseum, The Taj Mahal, Brasilia and its public buildings or Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.
  • Features charming artworks and collages by award-winning artist, Natsko Seki.

About the author:

Speck Lee Tailfeather is a highly respected Pigeon Elder, elected by his peers to reveal to human beings the truth about pigeons' finer sensibilities and their love of architecture. Architecture According to Pigeons is Speck Lee Tailfeather's first book to be published.

  • Hardback.
  • English.
  • 32cm x 25cm. 
  • 64 pages.
  • 32 colour illustrations.