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Karl Blossfeldt: Masterworks
Karl Blossfeldt: Masterworks

Hbk, 9.5 x 14.5 in. / 160 pgs / 70 duotone. | 3/28/2017 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781942884132 | $55.00



Karl Blossfeldt

Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / 15 bw / 142 duotone. | 5/2/1998 | Not Available
ISBN 9783893224081 | $40.00



Karl Blossfeldt: MasterworksKarl Blossfeldt: Masterworks

Published by D.A.P..
Edited by Ann Wilde, Jürgen Wilde. Foreword and text by Hansjörg Küster.

Through Blossfeldt's lens, plants and flowers become gorgeous formal gestures
Karl Blossfeldt was a pioneer of botanical photography, though his interest in the plant world was initially educational. Fascinated by the structure of plants, whose seemingly artistic forms resulted from biological necessity, he realized that photography could be a useful teaching tool, allowing his students to see and compare natural forms. Working with a homemade camera, Blossfeldt gathered and photographed his own plant samples, magnifying them by up to 45 times. From around 1898 onward, he shot some 6,000 images, which he used primarily as visual aids in his classes.
Eventually published as Art Forms in Nature (1928) and Art Forms in Nature, Second Series (1932), Blossfeldt’s photographs had a lasting impact on the art of his day and were enthusiastically embraced by both the Surrealist and New Objectivity movements. His books brought him overnight fame and are still considered landmarks in the history of art and photography. Karl Blossfeldt: Masterworks presents a remarkable collection of Blossfeldt’s strikingly austere yet poetic portraits of plants, which capture their timeless beauty in intimate detail.

Karl Blossfeldt (1865–1932) was a photographer, sculptor, teacher and artist who worked in Berlin. Blossfeldt had no formal photographic training, but was singled out by Walter Benjamin in his “Little History of Photography” for the way his plant photography could reveal something present in the natural world not normally visible to the naked eye, helping to usher in a new, distinctively photographic way of seeing.

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 14.5 in. / 160 pgs / 70 duotone.

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CATALOG: SPRING 2017 p. 19   

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Karl BlossfeldtKarl Blossfeldt

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Photographs by Karl Blossfeldt.

The iconic German photographer Karl Blossfeldt's stunning plant photography is presented here for the first time in an English language edition with beautifully printed duotones that do justice to the work of this turn of the century master. A truly stunning and important book.

PUBLISHER
HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / 15 bw / 142 duotone.

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Out of print

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CATALOG: FALL 1997

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STATUS: Out of print | 11/15/2006

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