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Night visions : the secret designs of moths
Scheer, Joseph H.
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Munich ; New York : Prestel, [2003]

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119 pages : color illustrations ; 30 x 35 cm
Attracted to light / Joseph Scheer -- Moths, species rich but little known / Marc Epstein -- Nature's art and technological imagination -- Johanna Drucker -- Night visions -- List of moths.
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QL543 .S23 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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This exquisitely produced volume features 150 prints of moths, selected from Scheer's extensive collection--images of such incredible depth and color readers will want to reach out and touch them.

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Library Journal Review

Decked out in their scales, feathers, and furs, and flaunting a palette that ranges from the gentlest green to a screeching-hot orange, the stunning creatures pictured here belie their image as ugly cousins to the butterfly. Using high-resolution scans and an Iris printer, Scheer reveals a breathtaking degree of detail in this diverse but common species. This book presents a selection of 150 spectacular images of moths, labeled simply with their Latin names (more detailed information appears at the end of the book). A professor of print media and founder of the Institute of Electronic Art (Alfred Univ.), Scheer came to his project by accident, but the richness of his images both as art and as natural history is undeniable. Following Scheer's introduction, two brief essays by lepidopterist Marc Epstein (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Inst.) and media studies professor Johanna Drucker (Univ. of Virginia) explore these diverse strains of examination. Seeing these gorgeous and sometimes monstrous creatures magnified many times over will awaken even the most indifferent viewer to the strikingly intricate designs of the natural world. Highly recommended for art lovers, designers, and lepidopterists alike.-Carolyn Kuebler, "Library Journal" (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.