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“The Art And Science Of Ernst Haeckel”: A Compendium Of Colorfully Rendered 19th-Century Biological Illustrations

Discover Ernst Haeckel, the 19th-century artist-biologist who found beauty in even the most unlikely of creatures. This collection features 450 prints from his most important publications, including the majestic Kunstformen der Natur and his extensive catalogues of marine life. As biodiversity is ever-more threatened, these exquisite images are a scientific, artistic, and environmental masterwork. Continue reading »

Ernst Haeckel “Artforms of Nature”


Graphic designer? Illustrator? Did you hear about Ernst Haeckel’s “Artforms of Nature”?

Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1834 – 1919) also written von Haeckel, was an eminent German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology.

The published artwork of Haeckel includes over 100 detailed, multi-colour illustrations of animals and sea creatures (see: Kunstformen der Natur, “Artforms of Nature”). Continue reading »