Monday, November 9, 2009

One Hundred Butterflies Review

About the Book:
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 theAsian 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.

About the Author:
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. Feinstein lives in Merrimac, Massachusetts.
Fred Gagnon is curator of butterflies at Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, where he tends over three thousand butterflies from Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, and North America.

My Review:
This book is so beautiful and filled with many different types of butterflies including moths. The full page photographs are very large, bright and of extreme detail. I love how You see the patterns on the butterflies wings. Butterfly varieties from around the world are shown, many I had never seen before. This Large book shares some great poems and quotes. This book would make a great gift.

**Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from The Hatchette Book Group to use for review purposes.**

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