Bulfinch / TimeWarner
Date: September 14, 2001 – 2nd printing
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Nonfiction / Art / photography / plants
By Harold Feinstein
Eddison is back, introducing Foliage, Feinstein’s
follow-up to One Hundred Roses. In the introduction, “Looking
Beyond the Obvious,” Eddison introduces Foliage as
a collection ready to instill a childlike observation and pleasure
into grownups. Alexandra Anderon-Spivy’s essay, “The
Architecture of Nature Enhanced,” discusses Feinstein’s
use of the computer in his images, his talent, and man’s love
of nature. The rest of the book contains a combination of photographs
and such things as poetry, plant names, and famous quotes. There
is something informative or inspiring to go with each photograph.
Each section is labeled to let the reader know what is in it (Grasses
and Ferns, Edibles, The Essence of Green, The Beneficial Green Plant).
Feinstein’s grasses look picturesque and proud; his vegetables
lined and curved and his various greens sharp and eclectic. My favorites
are the Hosta leaves (pg 90) and the poppy flower buds (pg 94).
you are wondering about the expense of the book, consider the artistic
value of the photographs printed on strong, waterproof material.
A book like this, which is meant to be treasured and shared, will
become personally or professionally priceless. Expect visitors to
continue glancing through it as long as it sits on your table.