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Art Forms In The Plant World

Author : Karl Blossfeldt
ISBN : 0486249905
Genre : Design
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Originally intended as reference for his work as architect, sculptor, and teacher, Blossfeldt's exquisite sharp-focus photo studies of plant form — leaves, buds, stems, seed pods, tendrils and twigs — won acclaim with publication of the 1928 edition of this book. 120 full-page black-and-white plates. Original introduction. Publisher's Note. Captions.
Category: Design

Microscopic Art Forms From The Plant World

Author : R. Anheisser
ISBN : 9780486460130
Genre : Design
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A garden of earthly delights is in bloom!Within the mysterious world of microscopic plants lies an exciting source of design. The proof is in this amazing collection of images, a splendid mix of art and science, brimming with life forms as fascinating as any abstract art. From undulating curves to complex geometrics, this beautiful book and CD set features 364 detailed illustrations of nature's minute but magnificent handiwork. These royalty-free images are a wonderful reference for science illustrators—and designers ready to leap into new worlds of the imagination.
Category: Design

Art Forms In Nature

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ISBN : OCLC:84071759
Genre : Decoration and ornament
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Category: Decoration and ornament

Natural Art Forms

Author : Karl Blossfeldt
ISBN : 9780486400037
Genre : Art
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Unique, dramatic images of seed pods, buds, stems, and other botanical items appear in this remarkable collection. Excellent source of royalty-free pictures and design ideas for artists, craftspeople. 120 full-page black-and-white plates.
Category: Art

Holidays Around The World

Author : Joan O'Brien
ISBN : 9780486451619
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico, march along the Champs-Élysées on Bastille Day, and visit Israel during Hanukkah as you circle the globe to observe 30 festivities.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Jim Harter
ISBN : 9780486130026
Genre : Nature
File Size : 45.95 MB
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Hundreds of plant species with specialized appendices on edible plants, herbs, plants used in decoration and graphic design. Inspirational, royalty-free illustrations for designers, artists, botanists, and gardeners.
Category: Nature


Author : Christy Wampole
ISBN : 9780226317793
Genre : Literary Criticism
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People have long imagined themselves as rooted creatures, bound to the earth—and nations—from which they came. In Rootedness, Christy Wampole looks toward philosophy, ecology, literature, history, and politics to demonstrate how the metaphor of the root—surfacing often in an unexpected variety of places, from the family tree to folk etymology to the language of exile—developed in twentieth-century Europe. Wampole examines both the philosophical implications of this metaphor and its political evolution. From the root as home to the root as genealogical origin to the root as the past itself, rootedness has survived in part through its ability to subsume other compelling metaphors, such as the foundation, the source, and the seed. With a focus on this concept’s history in France and Germany, Wampole traces its influence in diverse areas such as the search for the mystical origins of words, land worship, and nationalist rhetoric, including the disturbing portrayal of the Jews as an unrooted, and thus unrighteous, people. Exploring the works of Martin Heidegger, Simone Weil, Jean-Paul Sartre, Paul Celan, and many more, Rootedness is a groundbreaking study of a figure of speech that has had wide-reaching—and at times dire—political and social consequences.
Category: Literary Criticism

Victorian Fashions

Author : Carol Belanger Grafton
ISBN : 9780486132471
Genre : Design
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Panoramic display of evolving styles ranges from hoop-skirted gowns of the mid-1800s to turn-of-the-century fashions that produced diminished bustles and close-fitting skirts. "A superb resource." — History in Review.
Category: Design

Shoes Hats And Fashion Accessories

Author : Carol Belanger Grafton
ISBN : 9780486132853
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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DIVOver 1,500 detailed, royalty-free cuts from vintage publications depict Victorian footwear and millinery, beaded handbags from the early 20th century, stylish high-heeled evening shoes from the 1920s, and much more. /div
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Food And Drink

Author : Jim Harter
ISBN : 9780486137650
Genre : Cooking
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Over 350 illustrations of different foods, people eating, utensils, banquets, menus, wine lists. Beautifully reproduced 19th-century line drawings depict every conceivable activity concerned with the preparation, display, and consumption of food and drink.
Category: Cooking