BLASCHKA - eBook - EN
BLASCHKA - Crystal creatures of the sea
It is the year 1863, the age of outstanding zoological discoveries. The established materials for three-dimensional models for the visualisation of biological research results are wax, papier mâché, wood, plaster - all of which are unsuitable for fragile forms such as jellyfish, sea anemones, polyps, the so-called marine invertebrates. Leopold Blaschka opts for a complicated
material, delicate, brittle, and extremely complex to work with: glass!
Until 1890 Blaschka, together with his son Rudolf, creates perfect glass models that find their way into scientific institutions worldwide. The models continue to amaze scientists until today: they bear up to scientific scrutiny down to the very last detail and are above all transparent pieces of art of unique fragile beauty - the perfect amalgamation of art and science.
61 color photographs
ISBN 10: 3-86218-043-3
ISBN 13: 978-3-86218-043-1
Dölling und Galitz Verlag, September 2012
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