One Hundred Butterflies by Harold Feinstein
Little, Brown & Company
November 4, 2009
I have never seen butterflies photographed like this. It is like they are plugged in and emitting electricity. All the butterflies are photographed with a back background, which only enhances the images more. This is truly beautiful. Stunning. I love the big glossy pages and the feel of the book with each turning page. This is a substantial book. There is not a lot of words in this book, really no need with these photographs, but there are literary quotations and small bits of information scattered about. Just the right amounts as not to distract from the photographs.
Fred Gagnon wrote the forward. He was the curator of a man-made ecosystem that shelters three to four thousand butterflies, as well as the plants needed for their habitat.
This is a museum quality book. This is a coffee table book for the interiors in Elle Decor Magazine.
You can learn more about Harold Feinstein and his other collections at his website.
4 out of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
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 and depth impossible to experience in nature. An elegantly printed deluxe gift book, it is a treasure for butterfly enthusiasts and art lovers alike.
**Thanks Anna from Hachette Book Group for the opportunity to review this book**