Art Forms In NatureExamples From The Plant World Photographed Direct FromNature Karl Blossfeldt With the Scarce Dust Jacket Second Edition 1935 New York. Weyhe. No date. Second American Edition. Believed to be 1935. Hardcover. With the very scarce dust jacket. Approximately 10 x 12 1/2 inches. Brick red lettering decoration on tan cloth. With an introduction by Karl Nierendorf. 10 pages of text, 6 pages Description of the plates and 96 pages of photographs. Printed in Germany. Good plus in a good plus dust jacket.
Boards are lightly discolored. Light wear. Internally, the binding is secure with hinges starting. Very clean, no names, no writing. 96 halftone plates nicely printed in a Prussian green. The DJ is lightly soiled and rubbed w/ moderate wear with small tears to the edges and to the top and bottom of the spine. Few scratches. Corners and edges scuffed and rubbed. Chip to the bottom edge lower left hand corner. Several taped repairs. Not price clipped.
Blossfeldt was a university teacher and used his photographs to teach formal art studies at the Royal School of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Berlin. He photographed plants systematically with a 13x18cm view camera of his own construction. Immensely popular and profound in their simplicity, Blossfeldt's typology... read more