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urformen der kunst - artforms in nature


"For him, the camera served only to bring out and reproduce plant details that had hitherto been ignored owing to their tininess." i burst out laughing at the use of that lovely word

originally employed as a modeller in a german governmental attempt to discover motifs in nature that could be employed industrially, karl blossfeldt took these photographs as reference material for his lectures. his technique of arranging specimens against a neutral background made for intense images of an almost abstract beauty

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