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Kunstformen Der Natur Every biology student knows Ernst Haeckel as the originator of the Biogenetic Law ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny Haeckel was a passionate student of the evolutionary shaping of biological forms, and Art Forms in Nature captures both his artistic sensibility and the scientific rigor he applied to all his studies First published in , Art Forms in Nature is a glorification of function and form, a demonstration of organic symmetry that has nothing and everything to do with nature as it actually exists Each plate exhibits organisms carefully arranged and exquisitely detailed, a symbiosis between decorative sketches and descriptive observations of nature, as Olaf Breidbach states in his fascinating introductory text The radiolarians, medusae, rotifers, bryozoans, and even frogs and turtles lovingly recreated here are gorgeous and self explanatory, rendered in delicate, filigreed lines, and colored gently with muted green, delicate pink, and sepia Art students will appreciate the designs found in nature scientists will love the evolutionary statement of form inherent in the beautyTherese Littleton



10 thoughts on “Kunstformen Der Natur

  1. says:

    Just once in a while, 5 stars aren t enough This book is farthan amazing, it s stupendously, fantastically, magically wonderful and that isn t hyperbole The book, as the introduction makes clear, is a work of scientific illustrations of primitive organisms But the illustrations are other worldly both in form and in


  2. says:

    Not so mind blowing in these days of high resolution microscopy, but still pretty amazing from a technical drawing viewpoint And interesting aesthetically if you leaf through and the hydra and jellies and pinecones all sort of blur together as form rather than animals.This Dover edition does not reproduce the text.


  3. says:

    Lately, I have been indulging in scientific technical drawingsandI like the discipline in that long forgotten way you feel when you re a hardcore fangirl screaming internally upon seeing something you like It s that bad This was really great, but most importantly it will last for archiving, referencing, modifications, not jus


  4. says:

    I bet H.R Giger has a copy of this book Old drawings of microbes, animals and such in a very distinct style The microbes and some of the sea creatures have an especially alien look to them There s at least one free digital version and if you insist on a paper copy get something like the Prestel edition so you get the color plates.


  5. says:

    GORGEOUS cannot be beat I heart Ernst Haeckel.


  6. says:

    Art forms in nature explores some of the most representative works of Ernst Haeckel a painter drawer designer born in 1834 in Prussia He dedicated his talent to faithfully reproduce some of the patterns he observed in nature and looking to his works one can only be amazed on how others that call themselves original just copied Mother Nature


  7. says:

    Somehow this didn t wow me as I d expected The material is interesting re art, science, nature, and philosophy Haeckel the zoologist is just as interesting as Haeckel the artist I thought I d adore the prints, but while I enjoyed them, I didn t love them The text accompaniment, appearing early in the book before the many pages of prints, is inte


  8. says:

    Gorgeous prints, as virtually everyone agrees, but the first of the two introductory essays really fell flat The second essay was moderately interesting Too bad someone like Andrea Wulf didn t write an intro Her chapter on Haeckel in her recent book,


  9. says:

    A Maz Ing A Stound Ing Do words fail me I fail words I wdn t rate this bk, it s invaluable wch isn t to say w o value Haeckel is my new favorite artist I discovered him thanks to a documentary called Proteus A Nineteenth Century Vision by David LeBrun I loved the movie If you check it out, make sure to also check out The Making of PROTEUS wch I, as a film


  10. says:

    100 plates of beauty Ernst Haeckel gave us something that we can, like Escher, forever look at Escher inscribed them in Nature, giving birth to what he saw in his mind Haeckel engraved what he saw in Nature.


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