URFORMEN DER KUNST - KARL BLOSSFELDT
Artist Karl Blossfeldt (1865–1932) produced thousands of photographs as a teaching tool for his sculpture students. He captured intricate and detailed studies of a microcosmic world using a homemade camera and lens that could magnify a subject by 30 times. In 1928 the first portfolio of his work was published, Urformen der Kunst, to great success. This image (Making Good library) from a 1935 edition, the prized possession of a German family who fled to the USA before the outbreak of WW2. 18 February 2014.
23 February 2014#art #books #diy #photography