Harold Feinstein's distinguished career in photography began in 1950, when Edward Steichen purchased his work for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and exhibited it frequently during his tenure there. Feinstein's photographs have also been exhibited by and represented in the collections of the International Center of Photography, the George Eastman House, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Musie d'Art Moderne in Paris. His work has appeared in such periodicals as Life, Audubon, Connoisseur, and Popular Photography. He is the author of 100 Flowers, Foliage, The Infinite Rose, and The Infinite Tulip.
This follow-up to "One Hundred Flowers" features gorgeous color photographs of seashells both familiar and exotic.
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- 13 - 18 Years
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Photographer Harold Feinstein has an eye for detail, a gift he uses to produce this very polished and beautiful book of the mysteries of shells. The book is not meant to be a resource for shell collectors or a scientific treatise on the development and geographical influences on the presence of types of shells that strew the ocean floor as well as the secret beachcombing regions of the world. Feinstein elects to approach the shell as an art form and in doing so he has edited a dazzling assortment of the sizes and intricacies of his subject.After a brief but eloquent introduction by Sydney Eddison who shares her passion for seashells and their complex and astonishing architecture, the remainder of this volume is devoted to full color photographs of every type of shell imaginable. The cover piece is the Nautilus shell and that shell is explored more fully inside the book. The clarity of the photographs is excellent and the studio lighting Feinstein uses allows the viewer to examine the myriad shells from both the inner aspects, the outer form, and a combination of both with backlighting and sensitive illumination seemingly from within.This is one of those books to while away hours of contemplation. Recommended as an art book. Grady Harp