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The Art & Science of Ernst Haeckel

The Art Science of Ernst Haeckel IN A NUTSHELLMicrobial marvels Ernst Haeckel the th century pioneer who captured the artistic beauty of the natural world Ernst Haeckel was a German born biologist naturalist evolutioni

  • Title: The Art & Science of Ernst Haeckel
  • Author: Ernst Haeckel Rainer Willmann Julia Voss
  • ISBN: 9783836526463
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Hardcover
  • IN A NUTSHELLMicrobial marvels Ernst Haeckel, the 19th century pioneer who captured the artistic beauty of the natural world Ernst Haeckel 1834 1919 was a German born biologist, naturalist, evolutionist, artist, philosopher, and doctor, who spent his life researching flora and fauna from the highest mountaintops to deepest ocean A vociferous supporter and developer of DIN A NUTSHELLMicrobial marvels Ernst Haeckel, the 19th century pioneer who captured the artistic beauty of the natural world Ernst Haeckel 1834 1919 was a German born biologist, naturalist, evolutionist, artist, philosopher, and doctor, who spent his life researching flora and fauna from the highest mountaintops to deepest ocean A vociferous supporter and developer of Darwin s theories of evolution, he denounced religious dogma, abandoned an early career in medicine, authored philosophical treatises, gained a doctorate in zoology, and coined scientific terms which have passed into common usage, including ecology, phylum, and stem cell Haeckel s colossal legacy has fascinated, confounded, and polarized generations But what was at the heart of his extraordinary life s work Rather like his intellectual forebear, Alexander von Humboldt, Haeckel was motivated not only to discover but also to explain To do this, he created hundreds of detailed drawings, watercolors, and sketches of his findings which he published in successive volumes during the 20th century, including several marine organism collections and the majestic Kunstformen der Natur Art Forms in Nature , which could serve as the cornerstone of Haeckel s entire life project Like a meticulous visual encyclopedia of living things, Haeckel s work was as remarkable for its graphic precision and meticulous shading as for its understanding of organic evolution and cellular development From bats to the box jellyfish, lizards to lichen, and spider legs to sea anemones, he emphasized the essential symmetries and order of nature, and found biological beauty in even the most unlikely of creatures The prints not only furthered the study of natural history but also influenced generations of 20th century artists and architects, from the emerging proponents of Art Nouveau to architects such as Hendrik Petrus Berlage, whose Amsterdam Commodities Exchange was inspired by Haeckel s illustrations In this book, we celebrate the scientific, artistic, and environmental importance of Haeckel s work, with a collection of prints from several of his most important tomes on marine biology, including Die Radiolarien, Monographie der Medusen, Die Kalkschwamme eine Monographie, and Kunstformen der Natur At a time when biodiversity is increasingly threatened by human activities, the book is at once a visual masterwork, an underwater exploration, and a vivid reminder of the precious variety of life.Text in English, French, and GermanNTRIBUTORSThe AuthorsRainer Willmann holds a chair in zoology at G ttingen University, is director of its Zoological Museum, and is cofounder of its Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology Research A specialist in phylogenetics and evolution, he conducts research into biodiversity and its history.Julia Voss studied German literature, art history, and philosophy at the Albert Ludwigs Universit t in Freiburg, at the Humboldt Universit t in Berlin, and at Goldsmith s College in London Her doctoral dissertation on visual representations of Darwinian evolution theory received the Otto Hahn Medal from the Max Planck Society She is Deputy Editor of the Feuilleton and co Editor of the Fine Arts section for the Frankfurter Allgemeine ZeitungODUCT DETAILSThe Art and Science of Ernst HaeckelRainer Willmann, Julia VossHardcover, 28.5 x 39.5 cm, 704 pagesISBN 978 3 8365 2646 3Multilingual Edition English, French, German

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      Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel February 16, 1834 August 9, 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, including anthropogeny, ecology, phylum, phylogeny, stem cell, and the kingdom Protista Haeckel promoted and popularized Charles Darwin s work in Germany and developed the controversial recapitulation theory ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny claiming that an individual organism s biological development, or ontogeny, parallels and summarizes its species evolutionary development, or phylogeny.The published artwork of Haeckel includes over 100 detailed, multi colour illustrations of animals and sea creatures see Kunstformen der Natur, Art Forms of Nature As a philosopher, Ernst Haeckel wrote Die Weltr tsel 1895 1899, in English, The Riddle of the Universe, 1901 , the genesis for the term world riddle Weltr tsel and Freedom in Science and Teaching to support teaching evolution.

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