Karl Blossfeldt's photos show flowers up close and beautiful

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Bonnie Alter

Bonnie Alter
Living / Culture
July 5, 2013

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Blossfeldt had a passion for nature and his photos, 80 of which are on display, show flowers, buds, pods, stems, seed capsules and other plant materials.

Blossfeldt was a teacher and his photos were used as teaching tools for the students to help them in plant modelling classes. Blossfeldt's thesis was the argument for the primacy of natural form over man-made constructions