Microsculpture : Portraits of Insects - the exhibition catalogue from Oxford University Museum of Natural History available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Microsculpture : Portraits of Insects

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'Insects that did exist, yet look impossible, feature in Levon Biss's photographic feat Microsculpture. Biss imaged the world's oldest insect collection at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, including specimens bagged by Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. Each bravura photograph incorporates some 8,000 separate shots, from the ornate tortoise beetle - a rococo delight - to the ghostly short-nosed weevil' - Nature.com

A photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science

Microsculpture: Portraits of Insects features images from the world's oldest insect collection at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, including specimens collected by Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. Each extraordinary photograph incorporates some 8,000 separate shots from the ornate tricolor jewelled beetle to the spiky tortoise beetle and the extravagantly moustachioed Marion flightless moth.

A wonderful way to enjoy the beauty and complexity of colours and patterns in the smallest of creatures and a fun coffee table book for anyone who loves insects or colour and patterns.

Details
  • Author: Levon Biss
  • Hardcover: 144 pages | 144 colour illustrations
  • Date published: October 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1419726958
  • Product Dimensions: 37.3 x 26.7 cm

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