Art Forms In Nature Dover Pictorial Archive

Author: Ernst Haeckel
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486229874
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Ernst Heinrich Haeckel (1834–1919) was renowned as one of the foremost early exponents of Darwinism. His work was credited with having caused the acceptance of Darwinism in Europe, and his popular studies ― preaching the continuity of all life, organic and inorganic, from prehistoric time to the present ― converted tens of thousands of readers all over the world. Today, although no one is greatly interested in Haeckel the biologist-philosopher, his work is increasingly prized for something he himself would probably have considered secondary. These are the remarkable plates with which his work was illustrated, particularly his famous Kunstformen.
The Kunstformen contains 100 beautiful lithographic plates which show a multitude of unusual life forms: Radiolaria, Foraminifera, and other forms of microscopic life; jellyfishes, starfishes, calcareous sponges, star corals, barnacles, and other sea life; mosses, lichens, red algae, ferns, fungi, orchids, and other plants; and turtles, moths, spiders, bats, frogs, lizards, hummingbirds, and antelope. With many drawings on each plate, each carefully drawn from nature, the subtle details of nature's art forms are easily compared and appreciated.
In addition to being marvelous renderings, these plates have long been noted for the peculiar emotional appeal that they have for most viewers, a premonition of surrealism with exotic organic life forms stretching back to their roots in the inorganic, and individual details drawn with awareness of subtle evolutionary changes and millennia-long developments. Artists, illustrators, and others will find them still powerful as one of the landmarks of applied art. 

Art Forms In The Plant World 120 Full Page Photographs Dover Pictorial Archive

Author: Karl Blossfeldt
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486249905
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At first intended as personal reference material in his work as sculptor and teacher, the remarkable nature photographs of Karl Blossfeldt (1865–1932) attained critical acclaim in 1928 when he published Urformen der Kunst (Archetypes of Art). His work influenced and helped to establish modern German photography. While the style of the time was soft-focus, impressionistic photographs, Blossfeldt's purpose governed his photographic method and resulting magnificent prints: direct lighting to define form, sharp focus to expose detail and texture, enlarging up to 27 times actual size to reveal structure that previously was invisible or overlooked by the naked eye.
His subject matter ― the leaves, buds, stems, seed pods, tendrils, and twigs of plant life ― sparkles with an honest simplicity and clarity that discloses not only the wonder and science of nature, but also the distinct similarities between the form developed by nature and that produced by man. In the infinite variety of form in the plant world, Blossfeldt found many examples of shape and structure that, when photographed his way, resemble the forms of man's artistic (particularly architectural) styles ― from Gothic through Art Nouveau. His images imply that man's art mirrors nature and suggest that nature, in its continuous reproduction and adaptation, also creates its own art.
Blossfeldt's exquisite and historically important photographs continue to be prominently exhibited and acclaimed throughout the world. Painstakingly reproduced for this edition, his 120 unretouched plates will delight artists and illustrators, naturalists and philosophers, photographers, and anyone who is intrigued by the beauty, form, and design of nature.

Plants 2 400 Royalty Free Illustrations Of Flowers Trees Fruits And Vegetables Dover Pictorial Archive

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ISBN: 0486402649
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This extraordinary collection of engravings provides designers and commercial artists with a magnificent sourcebook of Victorian-era plant images — all royalty-free. Included are 2,400 crisply detailed illustrations of hundreds of plants — from lilies, lichens, mushrooms and marigolds, to poppies, palms, maples, and mosses.
Selected from rare publications dating from the 1840s to the turn of the century, the illustrations encompass a wide range of plant species and classifications: garden flowers, cactuses, bromeliads, ferns, deciduous trees, evergreens, grasses, legumes, orchids, nightshades, and many more. All are identified with Latin or common names and are arranged alphabetically by family. Also presented are specialized appendices on edible foods, medicinal herbs, and plants used in decoration and in graphic design, including borders and motifs.
Created during a period when wood engraving had reached its zenith and become a greatly refined art, these splendid royalty-free illustrations will be an indispensable and inspirational resource for artists and craftspeople working in a variety of areas. The collection will also delight botanists, gardeners, and collectors of old engravings, all of whom are sure to treasure this tribute to the beauty and infinite variety of the plant kingdom.

Animals 1 419 Copyright Free Illustrations Of Mammals Birds Fish Insects Etc Dover Pictorial Archive

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Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486237664
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Contemporary artists and designers are finding the wood engraving one of the most highly desirable sources of illustration for many design purposes. Simple and bold or capable of the most exquisite effects of tonal gradation, this elegant black-and-white artwork sustains no loss in reproduction and is a perfect complement to typography.
1,419 clear wood engravings present, in natural, lifelike poses, over 1,000 species of animals. Included are many different versions of the familiar animals most wanted and used by commercial artists and craftsmen. Arranged according to the following seven categories, the illustrations portray mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and other invertebrates.
Selected for their visual impact and usability by artist-collagist Jim Harter, these illustrations form one of the most extensive, copyright-free pictorial sourcebooks of animals ever assembled for the specific use of illustrators, graphic designers, craftspeople, decoupeurs, and collagists. Captions give modern common-name identifications, and a thorough index provides immediate access to individual animal pictures. Because of the accuracy and detail of most of the renderings, naturalists will also enjoy browsing through this volume and using it for illustrative purposes.

Treasury Of Flower Designs For Artists Embroiderers And Craftsmen Dover Pictorial Archive

Author: Susan Gaber
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486240967
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Susan Gaber's garden is a black-and-white Eden of lush flower design — 100 graceful, botanically accurate garden flowers rendered for artists and anyone who admires or needs floral designs and motifs: needleworkers, craftsmen of all sorts, designers. All the drawings may be used royalty-free.
Ms. Gaber has drawn these flowers with sinuously weaving leaves and stems, flowing and swaying as in a breeze on the page, in compositions suitable for design purposes: some of the flowers appear several times, and many of the drawings form frames, repeating borders, and motifs. The flowers, many full-page, include African Violet, Begonia, Orchid Cactus, Columbine, Daffodil, Dogwood, Iris, Peony, Snapdragon, Tobacco, and much more.


1300 Real And Fanciful Animals From Seventeenth Century Engravings Dover Pictorial Archive

Author: Matthäus Merian (the Younger)
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486402371
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A painter whose father was an engraver and publisher of the same name, Matthäus Merian (1621–1687) published this remarkable group of unusual and highly imaginative animal illustrations. This copyright-free collection includes a large and fascinating selection of engravings that illustrate scientific specimens and legendary creatures ― all meticulously reproduced from an extremely rare eighteenth-century edition.
Carefully arranged into six major divisions (quadrupeds, snakes, mollusks and crustaceans, fish, birds, and insects), approximately 1,300 copyright-free images include realistic and fanciful portrayals of a varied array of real animals, in addition to such imaginary creatures as unicorns, dragons, basilisks, harpies, griffins, and other mythical beasts. Identifying captions in Latin accompany many of the illustrations.
Commercial artists, illustrators, and craftspeople will find a host of uses for these lovingly detailed engravings: as book and magazine illustrations and as attention-getting graphics ideal for enhancing flyers, brochures, newsletters, and any number of other print projects. Art lovers and antiquarians ― anyone with an interest in the art and ideas of an earlier era ― will enjoy browsing through these wonderful antique images.

Victorian Floral Illustrations 344 Wood Engravings Of Exotic Flowers And Plants Dover Pictorial Archive

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The continual demand among graphic artists for floral and botanical illustrations, combined with the perennial popularity of the Victorian style, have inspired this practical royalty-free collection. Artist Carol Belanger Grafton has selected 344 handsome and botanically accurate wood engravings from two notable botanical classics: Paxton's Flower Garden by John Lindley and Sir Joseph Paxton, 1850–53; and The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and Distribution by Anton Kerner von Marilaun and F. W. Oliver, 1902.
Illustrations include exquisitely detailed renderings of flowers and other plant features of exotic specimens from around the world: passionflower, baobab, spider lily, hop, quaking grass, mourning cypress, American mangrove, wayfaring tree, Christmas rose, Indian rhododendron, false indigo, winged pea, Persian walnut. cat's-claw mimosa, Bhutan cypress, and many more.
The engravings encompass a broad spectrum of plant forms: trees, shrubs, aquatic and climbing plants, evergreens, vines, brushes, herbs, various perennials, and others. Orchids are especially well represented; over 10 percent of the illustrations in this volume depict orchids. Each illustration is accompanied by an identifying caption that provides the scientific name and a brief description of the plant, its native region, and if it is a flower, the coloration of the blossoms.
The clarity and accuracy of these engravings is striking; they are well-suited to reproduction for almost any graphic purpose. Moreover, all illlustrations are royalty-free; no prior permission or fee is required for their use.
Invaluable to graphic artists in need of a comprehensive archive of unusual floral illustrations, this versatile reference will delight botanists, naturalists, flower lovers, and any admirer of exotic plants that are depicted with the meticulous clarity and detail of fine engravings.

Natural Art Forms Dover Pictorial Archive

Author: Karl Blossfeldt
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486400034
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Using innovative techniques, photographer Blossfeldt produced arresting images of seed pods, buds, stems, and other botanical items. This spectacular collection features scores of his remarkable photographs of plant life, offering artists and craftspeople a treasury of royalty-free pictures and design inspirations. 120 full-page black-and-white plates.

Wildflower Designs And Motifs For Artists And Craftspeople Dover Pictorial Archive

Author: Charlene Tarbox
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486277003
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Here are clear, accurate illustrations of 163 wildflowers, boldly rendered for easy use in graphic projects, needlework designs, and other applications in the arts and crafts. The flowers are depicted in many different configurations as individual blossoms, and in borders, corners, wreaths, and garlands. Many are arranged in a variety of useful basic shapes — circles, squares, rectangles, and more.
The wildflowers depicted include a number of best-known varieties found in North America — tiger lily and water lily, snowdrop, ox-eye daisy, thistle, wild strawberry, primrose, and pasqueflower among them. Some are shown in handsome frames. With most appearing in generous full-page and half-page sizes, they make up a superb sourcebook of authentic wildflower designs — a must for graphic designers, artists, and crafts enthusiasts.


Traditional Floral Designs And Motifs For Artists And Craftspeople Dover Pictorial Archive

Author: Madeleine Orban-Szontagh
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486261069
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Re-create a lovely spray of wild roses that once bloomed in abundance on an early nineteenth-century fabric. Duplicate a lush Persian floral print from a kerchief worn in the waning days of the acien régime. These and dozens of other superb royalty-free designs — adapted from patterns on antique textiles — are available now to artists and craftspeople in this attractive collection.
A noted artist and surface designer has masterfully rendered nearly 230 designs from French, English, German, Swiss, and Russian textiles of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Featured are profusions of flowers, leaves, sprays, branches, fruits, and birds in a wide variety of formats: clusters, bouquets, single vignettes, and more. Also shown are several full-page motifs with a single large, elaborate flower. Captions supply a brief description, date, and place of origin for the designs on each page.
Among the many charming samples are floral and butterfly blockprints from Alsace in France (c. 1790), a Kashmir floral motif from England (1805), an English rose bouquet (1834), berries and flowers from Switzerland (1820), and scores of others.


Art Forms In Nature

Author: Ernst Haeckel
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486155323
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Multitude of strangely beautiful natural forms: Radiolaria, Foraminifera, Ciliata, diatoms, calcareous sponges, Tubulariidae, Siphonophora, Semaeostomeae, star corals, starfishes, much more. All images black-and-white.

Art Forms In The Plant World

Author: Karl Blossfeldt
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486249902
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Originally intended as reference for his work as architect, sculptor, and teacher, Blossfeldt's exquisite sharp-focus photo studies of plant form — leaves, buds, stems, seed pods, tendrils and twigs — won acclaim with publication of the ...

Haeckel S Art Forms From Nature

Author: Ernst Haeckel
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486996026
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Marvelous renderings, many in color, by one of the foremost early exponents of Darwinism, selected from Kunstformen der Natur — the author's famous study of organic life forms. 608 illustrations depict spiders, turtles, hummingbirds, ...

Microscopic Art Forms From The Plant World

Author: R. Anheisser
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486460134
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The proof is in this amazing collection of images, a splendid mix of art and science, brimming with life forms as fascinating as any abstract art.

Natural Art Forms

Author: Karl Blossfeldt
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486400034
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Unique, dramatic images of seed pods, buds, stems, and other botanical items appear in this remarkable collection. Excellent source of royalty-free pictures and design ideas for artists, craftspeople. 120 full-page black-and-white plates.

Art Forms From The Ocean

Author: Ernst Haeckel
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791333274
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This book features commentary and descriptions of the radiolarians from Haeckel's work.

Visions Of Nature

Author: Olaf Breidbach
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791336640
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"This volume, which includes a number of Haeckel's drawings and watercolours which have never been published before, is the first detailed overview of the scientist and artist's vast output and provides a lively picture of his exceptional ...

Snow Crystals

Author: W. A. Bentley
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486155250
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Over 2,000 clear photomicrographs printed on black background of snow crystals. Also frost, rime, hail, and more. Brief text on methodology of research. Absolutely inexhaustible source of design. 202 plates.

Treasury Of Animal Illustrations

Author: Carol Belanger Grafton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486318850
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Royalty-free illustrations for designers and craftspeople. Excellent sourcebook for students of natural history.