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Karl Blossfeldt

These are genuine photogravure prints by Karl Blossfeldt who was born in Germany in the mid 19th century. After studying painting and sculpture on a scholarship at the School of the Royal Museum of Arts and Crafts in Berlin from 1884 to 1891, he worked in Italy, Greece, and North Africa collecting plant specimens. From 1898 to 1931 he was a professor in the sculpture of living plants at the Kunstgewerbemuseum (College of Arts and Crafts) in Berlin. In 1899, he began to photograph plant forms with a home made camera. Blossfeldt's photographs were made with a homemade camera that could magnify the subject up to thirty times its actual size. By doing so he revealed extraordinary details within the natural structure of the plants. In the process he created some of the most innovative photographic work of his time. The simple yet expressive forms captured on film affirmed his boundless ability. Indeed, his pictures influenced many architects and artists of his time, who used Blossfeldt's forms on scales as small as ornamental ironwork and as large as the shapes of entire buildings. His most famous work is Urformen der Kunst (Art Forms in Nature).

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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).YarrowThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt's ..
US$90.00

31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Sage This is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt'..
US$90.00

31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Dutch Hyacinth This is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Bl..
US$90.00

31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Yellow Hardhead This is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl B..
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Cornflower This is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossf..
US$90.00

31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Winter Horse Tail and Savannah Wood This is a superb 85 year old phot..
US$90.00

31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Primula This is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeld..
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Serratula This is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfe..
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Saxifrage This is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossf..
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Redvein MapleThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossf..
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Queen Anne's ThistleThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl..
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Sacred Tobacco, StachisThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from K..
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).SpruceThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt's ..
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).MapleThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt's m..
US$80.00

31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Pacific Dogwood, Flowering DogwoodThis is a superb 85 year old photogra..
US$80.00

31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Scouring RushThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossf..
US$90.00

31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Scouring RushThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossf..
US$90.00

31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Scouring RushThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossf..
US$90.00

31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Rose VerbenaThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfe..
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Obedient PlantThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Bloss..
US$90.00

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