Glass flowers : marvels of art and science at Harvard / Jennifer Brown, Scott E. Fulton, Donald H. Pfister ; photography by Natalja Kent.

Author
Brown, Jennifer, 1981- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New York, NY : Scala Arts Publishers, Inc, 2020.
  • New York ; ACC Art Books
Description
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm

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"From orchids to bananas, Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka created a stunning array of glass models of plants from around the world. Working exclusively for Harvard University in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Blaschkas applied their artistic expertise and botanical knowledge to craft a meticulously portrayed collection for Harvard students, researchers and the public. The precise shaping and delicate painting and enameling of the models renders life-like details that fool the eye. Such detail is captured in dazzling new photographs of 60 models that inspire wonder and blur the line between the real and that which is made by man. The Ware Collection of Glass Plants is unique and astonishing. It demonstrates the majesty of plants and the artistry and scientific acumen of this father and son team"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Preface : The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants / Donald H. Pfister & Jane Pickering
  • The making of an iconic collection / Jennifer Brown
  • "Scientifical artwork" / Donald H. Pfister
  • Modeling nature : Understanding conservation issues in the Blaschka glass flowers / Scott E. Fulton
  • Plates
Other title(s)
Marvels of art and science at Harvard
ISBN
  • 9781785512247 (paperback)
  • 1785512242 (paperback)
  • 9781785512186 ((pbk.))
  • 1785512188 ((pbk.))
LCCN
2019045562
OCLC
1124773196
RCP
C - S
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