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Who created it? Williams, Peter J. leB., author.
What's it called? Ernst Haeckel : art forms from the abyss : images from the HMS Challenger expedition / compiled and written by Peter J. le B. Williams, Dylan W. Evans, David J. Roberts and David N. Thomas ; foreword by Martin Kemp.
Who published it? München ; New York : Prestel, [2015].
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  574.0222 Wil  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 143 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references.
What's it about? 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. Full page 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. The authors provide a brief history of the Challenger expedition, background on Haeckel's scientific and artistic accomplishments, as well as informative texts on each group of organisms. A guide to the natural world and an inspiration to artists of every stripe, this collection of Haeckel's work is a fitting tribute to a 19th-century genius.
What's in it? Foreword: Ernst Haeckel and the art of science / Martin Kemp -- Ernst Haeckel and the HMS Challenger expedition -- The plates -- Siphonophores -- Medusae -- Radiolaria.
Helpful subjects! Haeckel, Ernst, 1834-1919.
Natural history illustration.
Biological illustration.
Haeckel, Ernst, 1834-1919. (OCoLC)fst01756841
Biological illustration. (OCoLC)fst00832253
Natural history illustration. (OCoLC)fst01034333
More people who helped! Evans, Dylan W., author.
Roberts, David J. (David John), author.
Thomas, David N. (David Neville), 1962- author.
Special numbers! 9783791381411 paperback
3791381415 paperback
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