Living Jewels 2
Prestel Publishing / 2007-05出版
简介

The beetles are back--and they're bigger and more beautiful than ever!
Photographer Poul Beckmann's first collection of larger-than-life beetles was hailed across the globe. The Houston Chronicle called it "one of the season's happiest marriages of science and art." The Wall Street Journal declared it an "original and beautiful book," while American Photo praised its "dazzling color and sumptuous production values."
Now Beckmann has compiled an entirely new collection of gorgeous beetles that are ready for their close-up. Magnified multiple times their normal size and photographed in rich color, their true magnificence is revealed: page after page of luminescent golds, electrifying greens, fiery reds, and unearthly blues. There are beetles with leopard spots and zebra stripes, beetles shaped like rhinos and dragons, beetles with long horns and shining armor. While Beckmann's images represent the finest examples of nature photography, the presentation of his subjects takes these pictures to another level. Graphic designers, painters, architects, fashionistas, and entomologists will be amazed and inspired by the natural beauty of these tiny jewels.
Living Jewels presents Poul Beckmann's stunning close- up studio photographs of one of the most varied and beautiful species on the planet: the beetle. Page after page of glorious color illustrations show how beetles have evolved a range of astonishing shapes and colors, scarcely to be matched by any other living creature. The vivid patterns seen in Living Jewels will be a constant source of inspiration to professional designers and of visual wonder to the general reader.
Second collection of gorgeous beetles that are ready for their close-up. Magnified multiple times their normal size and photographed in rich colour, their true magnificence is revealed: page after page of luminescent golds, electrifying greens, fiery reds, and unearthly blues. There are beetles with leopard spots and zebra stripes, beetles shaped like rhinos and dragons, beetles with long horns and shining armor. While Beckmann's images represent the finest examples of nature photography, the presentation of his subjects takes these pictures to another level.