One Hundred Butterflies

One Hundred Butterflies

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by Harold Feinstein
     
 

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In One Hundred Butterflies, photographer Harold Feinsteinshowcases butterfly varieties from around the world, turning exquisite details into mesmerizing works of art. Feinstein's breathtaking photographs capture the color, vibrancy, and infinite variety of patterns that occur on the wings of these ornate insects. One hundred impeccably reproduced, oversized

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In One Hundred Butterflies, photographer Harold Feinsteinshowcases butterfly varieties from around the world, turning exquisite details into mesmerizing works of art. Feinstein's breathtaking photographs capture the color, vibrancy, and infinite variety of patterns that occur on the wings of these ornate insects. One hundred impeccably reproduced, oversized photographs allow viewers to appreciate the Blue Morpho of Central America, the African Birdwing, and the Asian Swallowtail at a scale and depth impossible to experience in nature. An elegantly printed deluxe gift book, it is a treasure for butterfly enthusiasts and art lovers alike.

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Library Journal
As the title clearly suggests, photographer and lepidopterist Feinstein here collects vivid color close-ups of 100 exotic butterflies; each is well documented with the insect's country of origin, species name in Latin, and popular name in English. In several instances, Feinstein includes photographs both of the top and the underside of the insect with patterns of owl eyes, sunsets, and swallowtails. Ancillaries to this pictorial book include several full-page thematic quotations by such writers as Nathaniel Hawthorne ("Happiness is a butterfly"), Melville ("the sins of the caterpillar"), and Tagore ("the butterfly counts not months but moments"). A poem about butterflies written by the photographer is presented along with a short essay by noted butterfly expert Fred Gagnon, who discusses the important roles these insects play in nature and society. Feinstein's photographs have been exhibited at the George Eastman House and the International Center of Photography; his earlier publications include One Hundred Flowers and One Hundred Seashells. VERDICT Suggested for general collections; may also be of interest to entomologists and butterfly enthusiasts.—Shauna Frischkorn, Millersville Univ., PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316033633
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
11/04/2009
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
529,231
Product dimensions:
11.10(w) x 13.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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