Dr. Ameisenhaufen's Fauna

 Joan Fontcuberta ,Dr. Ameisenhaufen's Fauna

Joan Fontcuberta
Dr. Ameisenhaufen's Fauna

Photographs: Joan Fontcuberta & Pere Formiguera

Text: Joan Fontcuberta & Pere Formiguera

Publisher: European Photography

83 pages

Year: 1988

Comments: Softcover, 225 x 175 mm. First edition, 1988. Text in english and in german. In very good condition. Included in the book of 101 p262-265 and in the Parr & Badger II p68.

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Dr. Ameisenhaufen's Fauna challenges the notion of "scientific truth". Fontcuberta created this series in collaboration with the writer and photographer Pere Formiguera. The premise was that Fontcuberta and Formiguera discovered the long-lost archives of German zoologist Dr. Peter Ameisenhaufen, who was born in 1895 and who disappeared mysteriously in 1955. Ameisenhaufen had catalogued a number of unusual animals ; for example, Ceropithecus icarocornu resembles a monkey with a unicorn-like horn on its head and wings ; and Solenoglypha polipodida resembles a snake with 12 feet. A review of the exhibition as presented in 1988 at the Museum of Modern Art noted that the evidence presented for the existence of the animals included "photographs both in their natural habitats and in laboratory situations ; detailed field notes, both in the original German and English translations ; an occasional skeletal X-ray or dissection drawing ; two or three tapes of the animals' cries, and in one case, an actual stuffed specimen".


 Joan Fontcuberta ,Dr. Ameisenhaufen's Fauna

 Joan Fontcuberta ,Dr. Ameisenhaufen's Fauna

 Joan Fontcuberta ,Dr. Ameisenhaufen's Fauna

 Joan Fontcuberta ,Dr. Ameisenhaufen's Fauna

 Joan Fontcuberta ,Dr. Ameisenhaufen's Fauna

 Joan Fontcuberta ,Dr. Ameisenhaufen's Fauna

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