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ART FORMS FROM THE ABYSS: IMAGES FROM THE HMS CHALLENGER EXPEDITION -- ERNST HAECKEL. Peter J. le B. Williams et al. Prestel-Verlag, Munich, 2015. 144 pp. with 79 ills. (37 col.). 30 x 24 cm. ISBN 9783791381411 In English.
Publisher's description: These radiant images from the renowned 19th-century biologist and illustrator Ernst Haeckel, featuring marine microorganisms, will enthrall fans of his previous collections and garner renewed attention for Haeckel's unparalleled artistry. From jewelry designers to scientists, graphic artists to naturalists, the range of people inspired by Ernst Haeckel's illustrations continues to grow. Following up on Prestel's books Art Forms in Nature and Art Forms from the Ocean, this new collection features startlingly beautiful images created by Haeckel for the report of the HMS Challenger expedition, which circumnavigated the world from 1872-76, discovering and cataloging nearly 5,000 new species from the depths of Earth's oceans. Fullpage reproductions bring these organisms colorfully to life, drawing readers into a world at once hypnotic and highly ordered. Divided into three sections -- Siphonophores, Medusae, and Radiolarians -- these illustrations display Haeckel's remarkable artistic skill and understanding of the architecture of organic matter.
Artist(s):Haeckel, Ernst
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — 1800-1900 — Drawing and Watercolor — Books/Illustration/Printing
Plans: 74,54
Worldwide Number: 168295
Paperbound $29.95t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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