Perfect for display or close observation, the posters in this elegantly produced collection of Ernst Haeckel's exquisite illustrations of natural forms demonstrate his exceptional artistry. Biologist, physician, philosopher, and artist, Ernst Haeckel was also a prescient observer of the natural world. His highly detailed and expertly rendered illustrations, first published at the turn of the 20th century, are not only beautiful works of art, but also have scientific underpinnings. Now available as a series of large format posters sumptuously printed and suitable for framing, Haeckel's most elaborate and captivating works illustrate his fundamental notion of the unity of all living things. From otherworldly radiolaria to psychedelic sea anemones, Haeckel's science and artistry continue to provide inspiration for 21st-century illustrators, architects, graphic designers, and anyone interested in exploring nature's perfect geometry. SELLING POINTS: Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, marine biologist, and artist who discovered, described, and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology. Haeckel's published artwork includes over 100 detailed, multi-colour illustrations of animals and sea creatures. Each page in this book can be easily removed and its excellent paper quality allows it to be easily framed as poster and hung as art. 22 detachable posters



ISBN: 9783791382630
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 46
Publication Date: 4 Mar 2019
Publisher: Prestel
Publication City, Country: Munich, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 35(H) x 28(L)


Author Biography

Kira Uthoff is an art and lifestyle book editor. She lives in Munich, Germany.

Ernst Haeckel: Art Forms in Nature: 22 Pull-Out Posters

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