Publisher: Berlin: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth, 1934
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket
Item #: 102614
First edition, first printing. Inscribed "Fickeler" in black fountain pen on title page. Hardcover. Blue cloth with title stamped in gilt on front cover and spine, missing dust jacket. Photographs and text (in German) by Oskar Prochnow. 124 pp., with 100 black and white plates printed in rich photogravure. 12-1/8 x 9 inches. Out of print. Scarce.
Near Fine (front cover slightly bowed; some sunning to the spine; all pages and plates in Fine condition); missing dust jacket.
Prochnow's Formenkunst der Natur (Artistic forms of nature) echoes Karl Blossfeldt's Urformen der Kunst (1928), with photographs of microscopic crystals, fungi and geological and botanical specimens.