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Karl Blossfeldt (1865 - 1932) was a German professor of fine art, artist and photographer. He created some of the most innovative photographic work of his time. His pictures have influenced many architects and artists.
He is best known for his magnified photographs of plants. Blossfeldt made his own camera that could magnify up to thirty times. He revealed extraordinary shapes in plants.
In 1929 he issued his magnified photos of plants as photogravures in "Urformen der Kunst". This means "Art forms in nature".
Here are some of his photogravures for you to choose from. They are original antique prints and include many from "Urformen der Kunst".

31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Hedge Bindweed, Canterbury BellsThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnif..
US$90.00
31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).ComfreyThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, revealing hi..
US$90.00
31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).MilkwortThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, revealing h..
US$90.00
31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).MilkwortThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, revealing h..
US$90.00
Asclepias Syriaca (6x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Milkwort This is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, revealing..
US$90.00
31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Pacific Dogwood, Japanese Cornelian CherryThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home m..
US$90.00
31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Californian Fringe Cups This is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying ca..
US$60.00
31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Canadian Burnet, Swallow WortThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's rare and famous work, Urformen der Kunst, (Archetypes of Art). These rarely seen, subtly toned photogravures are now recognized as vital contributions to the history of photogr..
US$90.00
Aconitum (8x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches)This vintage photogravure is by Karl Blossfeldt and is over 75 years old. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, revealing hidden elegance and beauty. This is an original photogravure and not a reprod..
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Polypodiaceae Aspidieae (4x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches)This vintage photogravure is by Karl Blossfeldt and is over 75 years old. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, revealing hidden elegance and beauty. This is an original photogravure and not a reprod..
US$0.00
Eryngium Alpinum (8x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches)This vintage photogravure is by Karl Blossfeldt and is over 75 years old. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, revealing hidden elegance and beauty. This is an original photogravure and not a reprod..
US$0.00
Dianthus Plumarius (8x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches)This vintage photogravure is by Karl Blossfeldt and is over 75 years old. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, revealing hidden elegance and beauty. This is an original photogravure and not a reprod..
US$0.00
Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum (16x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches)This vintage photogravure is by Karl Blossfeldt and is over 75 years old. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, revealing hidden elegance and beauty. This is an original photogravure and not a reprod..
US$0.00
Blumenbachia Hieronymi (18x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches)This vintage photogravure is by Karl Blossfeldt and is over 75 years old. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, revealing hidden elegance and beauty. This is an original photogravure and not a reprod..
US$0.00
Allium Ostrowskianum (6)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Dutch Hyacinth This is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, rev..
US$0.00
Centaurea Ruthenica (8x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Cornflower This is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, reveali..
US$0.00
Equisetum Hiemale
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Scouring RushThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, reveal..
US$0.00
Primula Japonica (6x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Primula This is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, revealing ..
US$0.00
Serratula Nudicaulis (4x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Serratula This is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, revealin..
US$0.00
Saxifraga Aizoon (8x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).SaxifrageThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's rare and famous work, Urformen der Kunst, (Archetypes of Art). These rarely seen, subtly toned photogravures are now recognized as vital contributions to the history of photography - in 2001 Urfor..
US$0.00
Cobaea Scandens (4x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Cathedral BellsThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, reve..
US$0.00
Acer Rufinerve (10x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Redvein MapleThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, reveal..
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Cirsium Canum (12x)
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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 Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera,..
US$0.00
Equisetum Hiemale (12x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Scouring RushThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, reveal..
US$0.00
Verbena Canadensis (10x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Rose VerbenaThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, reveali..
US$0.00
Michauxia Campanuloides (8x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).BellflowerThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, revealing..
US$0.00
Stachis Grandiflora (3x), Nicotiana Rustica
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Sacred Tobacco, StachisThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying came..
US$0.00
Aquilegia Chrysantha (6x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches). Columbine This is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, revealin..
US$0.00
Vaccinium Corymbosum (10x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Highbush BlueberryThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, r..
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Salvia Argentea (6x)
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31 x 24 cm (12 x 9.5 inches).Silver SageThis is a superb 85 year old photogravure from Karl Blossfeldt 's masterpiece Urformen Der Kunst (art forms in nature), 1929, first edition. Blossfeldt was a professor of design in Berlin and made the photogravures using a home made magnifying camera, revealin..
US$0.00
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