Wunder in der Natur: Bild-Dokumente schöner Pflanzenformen: Blossfeldt, Karl Wunder in der Natur: Bild-Dokumente schöner Pflanzenformen: Blossfeldt, Karl Wunder in der Natur: Bild-Dokumente schöner Pflanzenformen: Blossfeldt, Karl

Wunder in der Natur: Bild-Dokumente schöner Pflanzenformen

Blossfeldt, Karl

Published by H. Schmidt & C. Günther. Pantheon-Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, Leipzig, 1942
Condition: vg Hardcover
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Large 4to. [5],120pp. Dark blue cloth with lettering and publisher's emblem in gold on cover and spine in original photographic dust jacket. Dj protected by modern mylar. Tipped-in frontispiece portrait of Karl Bloßfeldt. Introduction by Otto Dannenberg. Along with "Urformen der Kunst," many photographic art experts consider this to be Bloßfeldt's masterpiece. Profusely illustrated with 120 b/w reproductions in photogravure of various plants. Bottom right corner of frontispiece slightly creased. Minor rubbing to edges of boards and head and tail of spine. Age wear and creasing on dust jacket. Four small pieces on rear of dj missing, protected from further tearing by tape. Inside of head and tail of spine, top- and bottom edges of dj repaired with clear tape. Text in German. Dust jacket in fair, binding in overall very good, interior in near fine condition. Scarce in dj. "Professors Blofßeldts Buch wirkt auf jeden Naturfreund wie eine überwältigende Offenbarung. Auf 120 vorzüglich ausgeführten Bildtafeln werden eine Überfülle der erstaunlichsten Naturformen in Vergrößerungen angeboten, die der dekorativen Kunst neue Wege weisen. Die Bilder, die für jeden künstlerisch interessierten ein Erlebnis sind, bieten mehr als nur eine Freude am Schönen. Ihre ewige Gesetzmäßigkeit zwingt den Künstler, nicht Nachbilder, sondern Gestalter zu werden. In diesem Sinne ist das Werk eine reiche Quelle der Anregungen.". Bookseller Inventory # 30045

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Title: Wunder in der Natur: Bild-Dokumente schöner ...

Publisher: H. Schmidt & C. Günther. Pantheon-Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, Leipzig

Publication Date: 1942

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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