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Book Review: One Hundred Butterflies

By Sandy Amazeen Dec 8, 2009, 7:01 GMT

Book Review: One Hundred Butterflies

In One Hundred Butterflies, photographer Harold Feinstein showcases 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 ...more

From the breathtaking endpapers to the lavishly detailed full color photographs, this book is special. Feinstein celebrates the diversity of life in all its myriad glory by focusing on butterflies. Each picture displays nature’s artistry in minute detail, some are complimented by lively literary quotes while others leave readers with a sense of awe at the differences between top and underside of the same tiny creature. This stunning volume allows readers to examine every nuance of color and texture in a way that simply isn’t possible in the garden. Butterflies are appreciated by even the most squeamish and this is a visual delight that will appeal to nature enthusiasts, butterfly fanciers and anyone who appreciates art.

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