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BLOSSFELDT, Karl.

Wundergarten Der Natur. Neue Bilddokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen.

Berlin, Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, 1932 Stock Code: 136442
£4,500.00
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First edition, 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-fledged abstracted aesthetic which found a ready audience around the world. Many subsequent photographers cite his books as a key influence on their work. This loose leaf version is by far the scarcest of all of Blossfeldt's publications and by some margin the most desirable.

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Description

Quarto. 16 page booklet and 120 loose plates in the original brown card chemise portfolio, decoration and titles to front cover and spine in black.

Illustrations

With 120 full page photogravures by Blossfeldt.

Condition

Portfolio lightly toned to edges, otherwise an internally bright copy.

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