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BLOSSFELDT, Karl.

BLOSSFELDT, Karl.

Rare books by photographer Karl Blossfeldt, including first editions and signed first editions of Art Forms in Nature.

Karl Blossfeldt (June 13, 1865 – December 9, 1932) was a German photographer, sculptor, teacher, and artist, best known for his magnified photographs of plants and living things, published in 1929 as, Urformen der Kunst, or, Art Forms in Nature.

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  1. Wundergarten Der Natur. Neue Bilddokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen.
    BLOSSFELDT, Karl. Wundergarten Der Natur. Neue Bilddokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen.

    Berlin : 1932

    First edition, first printing, portfolio issue: the preferred format of one of the greatest and most influential photographic books ever published, this being the second photobook in Blossfeldt's pivotal trilogy. The artist was by training a botanist; his use of extreme close-up technique began as part of his study. However he swiftly developed a fully... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 136442

  2. 130402
    BLOSSFELDT, Karl. Art Forms In Nature: Second Series.

    London : 1932

    First UK edition, first impression, of the second of Blossfeldt's seminal trilogy. It was originally published earlier the same year in Berlin under the title Wundergarten der Natur; neue Bilddokumente schöner Pflanzenformen. The artist was by training a botanist; his use of extreme close-up technique began as part of his study. However he swiftly... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 130402

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