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A butterfly journey : Maria Sibylla Merian, artist and scientist

Author: Boris Friedewald; Stephan von Pohl
Publisher: Munich ; New York : Prestel, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The amazing story of the life and work of the renowned botanical artist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) is told alongside her beautiful illustrations of butterflies in this elegant book. A woman ahead of her time, she was an intrepid explorer, naturalist, scholar, as well as a magnificent artist. This book tells Merian's incredible life story alongside colorful reproductions of her engravings and watercolors of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Maria Sibylla Merian; Maria Sibylla Merian; Maria Sibylla Merian
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Boris Friedewald; Stephan von Pohl
ISBN: 9783791381497 3791381490
OCLC Number: 914462659
Description: 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 19 cm
Contents: Prologue --
The era --
The start of a lifelong journey --
A child's world --
Life like in a cocoon --
The life of a man is as a flower's --
God, science, and art --
Child of the light --
The whole world in one city --
To Suriname! --
So much never-before-seen life --
Journey's end --
Chronology.
Other Titles: Maria Sibylla Merians Reise zu den Schmetterlingen.
Maria Sibylla Merian, artist and scientist
Responsibility: Boris Friedewald ; translations from the German: Stephan von Pohl.

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The amazing story of the life and work of the renowned botanical artist Maria Sibylla Merian is told alongside her beautiful illustrations of butterflies in this charming and elegant book.  Read more...

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