Urformen der Kunst

Karl Blossfeldt


Edition : Second / Berlin / Ernst Wasmuth / 1936 / Hardcover. / VG
4to, 148pp. Printed cloth. 96 plates. Text in German. Splitting to head of spine.

“His entire photographic output is devoted to plant parts: twig ends, seed pods, tendrils, leaf buds etc. These he meticulously arranged against stark backgrounds and photographed in magnification, so that unfamiliar shapes from the vegetal worlds are revealed as startling, elegant architectural forms. Since the first publication of his photographs in the late twenties (1928) his work is considered to be one of the aesthetic highlights of photo history.”

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