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Insects & flowers : the art of Maria Sibylla Merian

Author: Maria Sibylla Merian; David Brafman; Stephanie Schrader
Publisher: Los Angeles : The J. Paul Getty Museum, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The artist and scientist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) was born in Frankfurt, Germany, into a middle-class family of publishers and artists. With her meticulous depictions of insect metamorphosis, she raised the standards of natural history illustration and helped give birth to the field of entomology. This book reproduces vivid color details of sixteen plates from the Getty's copy, is a vibrant encapsulation of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictures
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Merian, Maria Sibylla, 1647-1717.
Insects & flowers.
Los Angeles : J . Paul Getty Museum, ©2008
(OCoLC)609171649
Named Person: Maria Sibylla Merian; Maria Sibylla Merian
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Sibylla Merian; David Brafman; Stephanie Schrader
ISBN: 9780892369294 0892369299
OCLC Number: 225874122
Notes: "Full-scale details reproduced from hand-colored transfer prints in the second edition of Maria Sibylla Merian's Metamorphosis of the insects of Suriname"--Page [5].
Description: 52 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 16 cm
Other Titles: Insects and flowers
Responsibility: David Brafman, Stephanie Schrader.
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Between 1699-1701, Maria Sibylla Merian travelled to the Dutch colony of Suriname in South America to study the area's unique flora and fauna. Many of the drawings and painting she produced on this  Read more...

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