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Blossfeldt, Karl 1865-1932

Overview
Works: 126 works in 415 publications in 5 languages and 4,398 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Conference proceedings  Biography  Photographs 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Photographer, Artist, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: TR724, 779.34092
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Most widely held works about Karl Blossfeldt
 
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Most widely held works by Karl Blossfeldt
Art forms in the plant world : 120 full-page photographs by Karl Blossfeldt( Book )
122 editions published between 1919 and 2006 in German and English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Karl Blossfeldt : 1865-1932 by Hans-Christian Adam( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blossfeldt photographed the flowers, buds and seed capsules of thousands of plants, all in extreme close-up and in front of a neutral background. When he published his book Art Forms in Nature in 1928, he became famous overnight. His contemporaries were enchanted by the abstract shapes and structures in nature which he revealed to the world. This book contains 30 largely unknown photos in addition to all the texts and plates in Blossfeldt's three books: Art Forms in Nature, Magic Garden of Nature and Magic in Nature
Wundergarten der natur; neue bilddokumente schöner pflanzenformen by Karl Blossfeldt( Book )
19 editions published between 1932 and 1998 in German and English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art forms in nature, second series; examples from the plant world photographed direct from nature by Karl Blossfeldt( Book )
10 editions published between 1928 and 1932 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art forms in nature : the complete edition by Karl Blossfeldt( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Karl Blossfeldt, photographs by Rolf Sachsse( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Karl Blossfeldt : Fotografie by Karl Blossfeldt( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Karl Blossfeldt : Licht an der Grenze des Sichtbaren : die Sammlung der Blossfeldt-Fotografien in der Hochschule der Künste Berlin by Karl Blossfeldt( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The alphabet of plants by Karl Blossfeldt( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wunder in der Natur, Bild-dokumente schöner Pflanzenformen by Karl Blossfeldt( Book )
7 editions published in 1942 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Photographien 1865-1932 by Karl Blossfeldt( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La plante : cent vingt planches en héliogravure d'après des détails très agrandis de formes végétales by Karl Blossfeldt( Book )
5 editions published between 1928 and 1929 in French and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Karl Blossfeldt : Photographien by Karl Blossfeldt( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Karl Blossfeldt : Arbeitscollagen by Karl Blossfeldt( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Karl Blossfeldt photographs by Karl Blossfeldt( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Karl Blossfeldt - Fotografien : Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Sammlung Moderne Kunst, Pinakothek der Moderne, München ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Karl Blossfeldt : Fotografien 1900-1932 : [Ausstellung, Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, 19.5. bis 20.6.1976 : Katalog] by Karl Blossfeldt( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fotografien zwischen Natur und Kunst by Karl Blossfeldt( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Working collages by Karl Blossfeldt( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) achieved overnight fame in the late 1920s with the first publication of his photographs of plants. Those photographs, which revealed the inner structures of the organic forms, immediately made him a pioneer of New Objectivity - an innovative movement in art and photography of the 1920s and 1930s. Blossfeldt, however, was neither a trained photographer nor a botanist. He was a sculptor and art professor who did his photographic work to generate teaching material for his students. The publication of this book is the result of an extraordinary event - the 1997 discovery in Blossfeldt's estate of 61 previously unknown collages, in virtually mint condition, of photographic contact prints arranged on large cardboard sheets. Blossfeldt apparently used these to study the relation and similarity of the photographs and to compare them graphically and aesthetically. On some Blossfeldt had made marks or handwritten notations. Others show lines for cropping. The collages, published here, unveil a hidden treasure of modern photography and cast fresh light on the systematic approach Blossfeldt used in his photographic studies. All collages are reproduced in four colours. Introducing the book is an essay by Swiss art historian Ulrike Meyer-Stump, a contributing curator to the exhibitions at the Kunsthaus in Zurich
 
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Alternative Names
Karl Blossfeldt
Languages
German (168)
English (110)
French (5)
Italian (2)
Spanish (1)
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