Nature As Designer: A Botanical Art Study.

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From Foreword: "...Dr. Bertel Bager, who has written, collected and assorted the material for this book over a long period of years, is a man who has long been associated with both art and nature. In addition to his position of chief surgeon at one of the largest hospitals in Sweden, he has made the study of design and nature his avocation. He annually enjoys tours of discovery in the Swedish countryside, searching the grasses and thistles, mosses and lichens, usually finding something worth collecting and meditating upon. Not primarily interested in bright colors, he is fasxcinated by meadows at the time they hav ebeen deserted by butterflies, and by mountain forests, the realm of timeless lichens and mosses. Long after the meadow has lost its summer glory, he seeks the unappreciated - the fruits and seedpods - swaying and rustling in the autumn winds. When winter comes, he stands meditating upon the expressive play of shadows of dead plants on the snow. What Bager is seeking above all, is the beauty of form in nature. Displayed in many cabinets is his treasured collection of specimens amassed over the years, much like a gallery, showing the fascinating forms of simple things in nature and emphasizing the theme, 'Nature as Designer.' This volume is a guided tour through part of these treasures but is meant to stimulate interest in form and to please the eye, which is the primary purpose of an illustrated book." Softcover, 8 x 10 inches, 176 pages, 191 black and white photographs.

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