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.
BLOSSFELDT, Karl. Wundergarten Der Natur. Neue Bilddokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen.
Berlin : 1932First 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
BLOSSFELDT, Karl. Art Forms In Nature: Second Series.
London : 1932First 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