Art Forms in Nature: Prints of Ernst Haeckel

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Art Forms in Nature: Prints of Ernst Haeckel

Art Forms in Nature: Prints of Ernst Haeckel

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it had been badly trimmed so that approximately one inch of the outer edge of every page was missing.

I'd never heard of Ernst Haeckel until I read about Rorschach's inkblot tests (that is the great beauty of reading: books beget books).Taking care to conserve the original detail, shapes, and colours as they were printed on initial publication, this beautiful volume recaptures the magic of Art Forms in Nature for a new generation to enjoy. Drawings are lumped into classes on single pages, so you'll get for example: one page of various starfishes, but without identification of each one. However, the wonderful ability to make a priori judgements has arisen through the inheritance of cerebral structures, which the vertebrate ancestors of humans acquired slowly and in stages (through adaptation and synthetic association of a posteriori experiences and perceptions). Surrounding nature offers us everywhere a marvellous wealth of lovely and interesting objects of all kinds. Powerful modern microscopes have confirmed the accuracy of Haeckel's prints, which even in their day, became world famous.

Expect to see pages devoted to seaweeds, seaslugs, jellyfish, crustaceans, bats, fish and reptiles for example. Inspiration for the nature-lover, artist, or those like me who like to simply gaze in wonder at the infinite diversity and beauty, of lifeforms. Not so mind-blowing in these days of high-resolution microscopy, but still pretty amazing from a technical drawing viewpoint. Every living cell has psychic properties, and the psychic life of multicellular organisms is the sum-total of the psychic functions of the cells of which they are composed.Originally published in sets of ten between 1899 and 1904 and collectively in two volumes in 1904, [2] it consists of 100 prints of various organisms, many of which were first described by Haeckel himself. I do recommend it to artists, naturalists, scientists, and anyone interested in the natural world and in art. One prominent example is the Amsterdam Commodities Exchange designed by Hendrik Petrus Berlage: it was in part inspired by Kunstformen illustrations. Not content with the study of the doctrine of evolution in its zoological aspects, Haeckel also applied it to some of the oldest problems of philosophy and religion. Alas, Eibl-Eibesfeldt goes on to develop his wonderful essay w/ this: "Is it not possible that the aesthetic sensibilities of people who have grown up in what many would find ugly, artificial environments of the industrial fringes of modern metropolises, have also been altered as a result of such new environments?

At the wish of his father he began to practise as a doctor in that city, but his patients were few in number, one reason being that he did not wish them to be many, and after a short time he turned to more congenial pursuits. I ran into some of Haekel's work on Pinterest originally, and didn't realise it was available in print.Purely speculative metaphysics, which were further developed from theories of apriorism established by Kant and which found its most radical advocate in Hegel, ultimately led to the utter rejection of empiricism and claimed that all knowledge is in fact acquired through pure reason, independent of all experience. Ernst Heinrich Haeckel (1834–1919) was renowned as one of the foremost early exponents of Darwinism. The book, as the introduction makes clear, is a work of scientific illustrations of primitive organisms.



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