2019-05-25 15:35 nature blog

Karl Blossfeldt’s Urformen der Kunst (1928) – The Public Domain Review

From 1898, and for the next three decades, Blossfeldt taught design at Berlin’s School of the Museum of Decorative Arts. It was here, using a homemade pinhole camera with custom magnifying lenses, that he first began to take his remarkable photographs, for the purpose of teaching his students about the patterns and designs found in natural forms. Through the technology of photography Blossfeldt was able to reveal to his students details difficult to see by the naked eye.

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