One Hundred Butterflies by Harold FeinsteinOne Hundred Butterflies by Harold Feinstein

One Hundred Butterflies

Photographed byHarold FeinsteinForeword byFred Gagnon

Hardcover | November 4, 2009

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InOne 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 and depth impossible to experience in nature. An elegantly printed deluxe gift book, it is a treasure for butterfly enthusiasts and art lovers alike.
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...
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Title:One Hundred ButterfliesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 13.25 × 11.5 × 0.5 inPublished:November 4, 2009Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316033634

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't Miss This One! Were you ever blessed as a child to have beautiful, large, full-color coffee-table type books full of gorgeous nature photographs? I wasn’t, but if I had One Hundred Butterflies would have been amongst my favorites. Harold Feinstein is a professional photographer who has captured one hundred striking specimens in this photographic masterpiece. Though the introductory author’s note and foreword claim that butterflies represent a masterpiece of evolution, I instead see within the pages of this book and the butterflies captured therein the wonders of God’s creative hand at work, and His great love of beauty and diversity. Printed on heavy, glossy paper, each butterfly is photographed against a deep, black background. Many butterflies are presented on a two-page spread – one page showing the top of the butterfly, the other page showing the underside. Butterfly quotations are also sprinkled throughout the text. This is such a beautiful, and inspirational book, not only for insect-lovers (which we tend to be around here), but also for general interest readers. There is no doubt that this is a gorgeous book – certainly one that is not to be missed! Reviewed at quiverfullfamily.com
Date published: 2011-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely stunning.... I've been reviewing photography and coffee table books this month and they've all been amazing, but I really have to say, One Hundred Butterflies is simply and absolutely stunning. This simple thumbnail doesn't even begin to do justice to Harold Feinstein's photography. Once I actually got past the cover, I had to stop and linger on the flyleafs. There are at least 40 colour images presented here as well. Moths and butterflies have evolved to survive. Their wings sometimes mimic owl eyes, some colours are interpreted as poisonous by predators, sometimes they blend in with the leaves on the trees. Fred Gagnon provides an excellent forward about moths and butterflies at the beginning of the book. There are quotes and an 1800's essay included as well. Each species is photographed with a black background. The colours and patterns are just magnificent. Nature is truly the greatest artist. The pictures are close ups, so that you can see the finest details. Each species is named, with it's Latin name and country of origin as well. There really are not words to describe the beauty. Each plate is a work of art on it's own. (I briefly thought that each piece would be a wonderful framed picture, but wouldn't want to desecrate the book) The book is oversized, the stock heavy and glossy. A book to be savoured and enjoyed. A truly remarkable book, one that nature or art lovers would appreciate.
Date published: 2009-11-26