Laita, Mark

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
Photographer Mark Laita unveils a pantheon of spectacular snakes in this electrifying collection. Inciting both allure and alarm, shining pastel pythons and vibrant green vipers slither across the pages. An illuminating essay by William T. Vollmann accompanies the images, delving into the associations with snakes that haunt our collective imagination. From the iridescent blue Malaysian coral snake to the candy-cane-striped albino Honduran milk snake, the aptly named beautiful pit viper, and the gleaming black mamba, the world's most dangerous and gorgeous snakes are pictured in Serpentine , showing off their fascinating colors and textures--as well as the sensual forms their movement creates. Through Laita's lens, there is nothing they can do, no position they can take, that fails to be anything but mesmerizing.

Publisher: New York :, Abrams, in association with PQ Blackwell,, 2013
ISBN: 1419706306
Branch Call Number: 597.96 L189s 2013
Characteristics: 1 volume unpaged :,color illustrations ;,31 cm


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If you suffer from a bit of ophidiophobia like myself, turning each page of this volume will give you a jolt as you confront one slithering set of fangs after another.

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Jun 15, 2013
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Utterly gorgeous book! The photography is really breathtaking. I've always been fascinated by reptiles, especially snakes. This book doesn't disappoint.


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