UNM Biology 402/502 // UNM Art Studio 389/429/529 // UHON 402
Joseph Cook // Szu-Han Ho

Space for posting thoughts, ideas, references, resources, and works. The theme of our seminar and workshop series is "Morphology and Geographic Variation." With the natural history collection as our starting point, we'll hear from scientists, artists, designers, programmers, musicians, and more on place-based study. Part of AIM-UP, an NSF Research Coordination Network.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Karl Blossfeldt: The New Objectivity

Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) was a German artist and teacher who immersed himself in plant morphology by photographing nothing but plants for 35 years. He devised a self-made system to shoot close-up photographs of flowers, buds, seed pods, tendrils, and more--in order to study their form and design in detail. His photographs were originally seen as teaching material and only later presented as autonomous art works. Urformen der Kunst (Art forms in Nature) was published in 1928. More can be seen here:

1 comment:

  1. I just came across this book a couple of months ago, and I'm so glad to see it here! In a case of recent resonance: