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Microsculpture: Portraits of Insects

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"You will never look at a beetle or a moth the same way again." --WIRED
"Art meets science to dazzling effect." --The Guardian
Microsculptureis a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science. Levon Biss’s photographs capture in breathtaking detail the beauty of the insect world and are printed in
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 10th 2017 by Harry N. Abrams
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Orchid Cuckoo Bee Exaerete frontalis, Brazil

I’m awestruck. This book is an opportunity for sheer revelment in the aesthetic marvels of the insect world at undreamed of magnification and focus (beyond any image I can include here) -- Strange creatures clothed in “armor” like intricately embossed and heat-worked rainbow-colored metal, or imitating the veins and patterns of dead leaves, or furred with whorling multicolored patterns of nearly invisible hairs — and all manner of terrifying weaponized
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fic
Read in 20 minutes at the museum before my shift started.
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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What an amazing and beautiful book! Each picture shows so much depth, focusing on the minute details of these beautiful bugs. In the back, the photographer talks about the time and detail that went into each of these photographs, and it will blow your mind!

This is the sort of book I would love to have on a coffee-table some day. And when you look at these images, you can't help but be so amazed! To think that God packed so much detail into one tiny creature! I love the idea that there is so much
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
The pictures are pretty. I was really disappointed by the book. I want a little box that tells me when was the specimen collected (they are supposed to be Victoria specimens from the museum). I want another little box telling me what this bug is and where it was collected. I also want to know what the bug does on this planet. Not prose but a dorling kindersley take that does not detract from the gorgeous photos.
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW!! Spectacular photographs and just the right amount of text. Not a bug person but the cover photo got to me and I just had to look inside and then just kept on reading until the last page. Amazing.
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tutto molto bello, ma che i membracidi abbiano davvero un terzo paio d'ali è tutto da dimostrare.
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
absolutely incredible photographs, wish it included a bit more info on the subjects
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I'm not usually into bugs, but this was good photography!
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