Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My Review: One Hundred Butterflies

Pretty isn't it? One Hundred Butterflies is a beautiful photo book filled with pictures guessed it, butterflies and moths. The are all photographed on a black background, which really makes their colors "pop". What I found really interesting is now different some of them look on the top and on the bottom. Each photo is labeled with the name of the butterfly or moth as well as where it lives. Scattered through the book are a few literary quotes about butterflies and the center has a three page excerpt from Cecil's Books of Natural History, a 1881 book. My five year old enjoyed looking at it, and she had an audience over her shoulder while she did. I think everyone is fascinated by these beautiful insects.

To order from Amazon: One Hundred Butterflies

About 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.

Thanks to Hatchette for providing me a complimentary review copy.

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