Art Forms in Nature : The Prints of Ernst Haeckel

Art Forms in Nature : The Prints of Ernst Haeckel
Author: Olaf Breidbach Eibl-Eibesfeldt Richard Hartmann
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Publisher: PRESTEL
Book Format: Paperback
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Pages: 140
Hours of reading: 2.3 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 19,04 €

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The geometric shapes and natural forms, captured with exceptional precision in Ernst Haeckel's prints, still influence artists and designers to this day. This volume highlights the research and findings of this natural scientist. Powerful modern microscopes have confirmed the accuracy of Haeckel's prints, which even in their day, became world famous. Haeckel's portfolio, first published between 1899 and 1904 in separate installments, is described in the opening essays. The plates illustrate Haeckel's fundamental monistic notion of the "unity of all living things" and the wide variety of forms are executed with utmost delicacy. Incipient microscopic organisms are juxtaposed with highly developed plants and animals. The pages, ordered according to geometric and "constructive" aspects, document the oness of the world in its most diversified forms. This collection of plates was not only well-received by scientists, but by artists and architects as well. Rene Binet, a pioneer of glass and iron constructions, Emile Galle, a renowned Art Nouveau designer, and the photographer Karl Blossfeld all make explicit reference to Haeckel in their work.




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Olaf Breidbach Biography

Dr. phil. Olaf Breidbach, Studium der Biologie, Paläontologie, Philosophie und Kunst, Direktor des Instituts für Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik und des Museums Ernst-Haeckel- Haus der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. ... Read full biography

Authors: Olaf Breidbach Eibl-Eibesfeldt Richard Hartmann
Publisher: PRESTEL
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9783791319902
ISBN10: 3791319906
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Illustrations: 100 Farbtaf., Abb.
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Book Format: Paperback
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Pages: 140
Book Weight: 909
Book Dimensions: 241x302x14
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Publication date: Aug. 25, 2008
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Publication City/Country: Munich, Germany

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