Who knew that one could see bugs as jewels? Pheromone: The Insect Artwork of Christopher Marley will certainly help understand this pone-minded point of view. Marley went from being phobic about insects to studying them, and the results are glorious. Colour and pattern are the main themes of the over 170 photographs in this book, a guided tour of exotic insects. From portraits to mandalas, Marley's work could change many minds about the beauty of bugs. This is a simply gorgeous book.
Hardcover, 256 pages. Pomegranate Communications, 2008. $47.25 at Amazon.