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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 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. 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 the feeling they give that rotifers, protozoans and medusae don t just inhabit scarcely visible parts of our world, no they have their own world which we can barely glimps 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 the feeling they give that rotifers, protozoans and medusae don t just inhabit scarcely visible parts of our world, no they have their own world which we can barely glimpse into, as different and exotic as any science fiction artwork These are disk jellyfish Top right is Cassiopeia If I wasn t at all interested in science, I would still want to own this book Indeed, until I was forced to sell it a good offer was made and, after all I am a bookseller, I can t hang on to my favourite items forever and I managed a year with this one it was hidden on my private shelf where I could look at it almost every day 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. 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 just a book that ll sit on the shelf once perused all made easy with access to these lithographs P S Probably not as important, but I would have liked in 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 just a book that ll sit on the shelf once perused all made easy with access to these lithographs P S Probably not as important, but I would have liked individual lithographs to have been labelled Drawings are lumped into classes on single pages, so you ll get for example one page of various starfishes, but without identification of each one

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