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Art Forms in Nature The Prints of Ernst Haeckel

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 1904 Art Forms in Nature is a glo. 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 animalsThis Dover edition does not reproduce the text

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Rification 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 exuisitely detailed a symbiosis between decorative sketches and descriptive observations of nature as Olaf Breidbach states in his fascinating introductory text The radiolar. Art forms in nature explores some of the most representative works of Ernst Haeckel a painterdrawerdesigner 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 to create their designs take for example the Faberge s eggs or the Sistine Chapel As the prologue says this book should be read not only with the eyes but also with the ears because by looking at the artworks in seuence one can almost hear the highly distinguishable accords of Ravel s Bolero It starts in a shyly but magnificent manner and finishes with a climax of color and pleasureThere are some works based on corals that remind you immediately of the gene lamps of the oriental tales the reproduction of the ostracionte kafferfishe is so majestic that it resembles some of the decorations in ueens and kings crowns There are some pictures of coral skeletons that instantly transport the reader to a somber world and then there is an explosion of color and movement in plant and living coralThere is the muscinae Laubnoose that transports you to the dreamed trip through the rainforest You can almost feel the embrace of nature while looking at it This is a great book to look at in your living room with long time to absorb all that beauty

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Ians 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 beauty Therese Littleto. 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 interestingI m not sure why I didn t feel amazed by this book I do recommend it to artists naturalists scientists and anyone interested in the natural world and in art Maybe most would be impressed than I was There is a long ueue of people who have this on reserve at the library and the copy I have is almost due so I can t keep perusing it I have to return it I m not uite interested enough in it to borrow it again and spend time with it


10 thoughts on “Art Forms in Nature The Prints of Ernst Haeckel

  1. says:

    Just once in a while 5 stars aren't enough This book is far than amazing it's stupendously fantastically magically wonderful and that isn't hyperbole The book as the introduction makes clear is a work of scientifi

  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 t

  3. says:

    Lately I have been indulging in scientific technical drawings and I 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 lithogra

  4. says:

    I bet HR 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 painterdrawerdesigner born in 1834 in Prussia He dedicated his talent to faithfully reproduce some of the patterns he observed in 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

  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 Hae

  9. says:

    100 plates of beauty Ernst Haeckel gave us something that we can like Escher forever look at Escher inscribed them in Nature giving bi

  10. 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 wo 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 vaudeo maker found particularly compelling The amt of work that LeBrun was driven to i

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