Ernst Haeckel : art forms from the abyss : images from the HMS Challenger expedition / compiled and written by Peter J. le B. Williams, Dylan W. Evans, David J. Roberts and David N. Thomas ; foreword by Martin Kemp.

Author
Williams, Peter J. leB [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
München ; New York : Prestel, [2015].
Description
143 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm

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These radiant images from the renowned 19th-century biologist and illustrator Ernst Haeckel, featuring marine microorganisms, will enthrall fans of his previous collections and garner renewed attention for Haeckel's unparalleled artistry. From jewelry designers to scientists, graphic artists to naturalists, the range of people inspired by Ernst Haeckel's illustrations continues to grow. Following up on Prestel's books Art Forms in Nature and Art Forms from the Ocean, this new collection features startlingly beautiful images created by Haeckel for the report of the HMS Challenger expedition, which circumnavigated the world from 1872-76, discovering and cataloging nearly 5,000 new species from the depths of Earth's oceans. Full page reproductions bring these organisms colorfully to life, drawing readers into a world at once hypnotic and highly ordered. Divided into three sections; Siphonophores, Medusae, and Radiolarians. These illustrations display Haeckel's remarkable artistic skill and understanding of the architecture of organic matter. The authors provide a brief history of the Challenger expedition, background on Haeckel's scientific and artistic accomplishments, as well as informative texts on each group of organisms. A guide to the natural world and an inspiration to artists of every stripe, this collection of Haeckel's work is a fitting tribute to a 19th-century genius.
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Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
  • Foreword: Ernst Haeckel and the art of science / Martin Kemp
  • Ernst Haeckel and the HMS Challenger expedition
  • The plates
  • Siphonophores
  • Medusae
  • Radiolaria.
ISBN
  • 9783791381411 (paperback)
  • 3791381415 (paperback)
LCCN
2015944479
OCLC
913850776
International Article Number
  • 9783791381411
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