A Butterfly Journey: Maria Sibylla Merian. Artist and Scientist
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BORIS FRIEDEWALD is an art historian, playwright, and the author of Bauhaus (Prestel). . He lives in Berlin
A visual treasure as well as asatisfying read, this exquisite volume is the perfect gift foranyone interested in Merian's amazing life and groundbreakingbody of work.. Author Boris Friedewaldemploys Merian's favorite insect as a metaphor for the artist'sown pioneering evolution from budding entomologist toeducator, activist, and artist. The book recountsMerian's monumental expedition, her work as an advocate forthe slave laborers of Surinam, and her important studies of theanatomy and life cycle of the butterfly. The amazing story of the life and work of the renowned botanical artist Maria Sibylla Merian is told alongside her beautiful illustrations of butterflies in this charming and elegant book. A woman ahead of her time, Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) wasan in
He lives in Berlin. . About the Author BORIS FRIEDEWALD is an art historian, playwright, and the author of Bauhaus (Prestel)
A Great Introduction to a Painter, Scientist, and Explorer A concise narrative of the life of an amazing artist and scientist, beautifully illustrated, mostly with Merian's work. This is not as extensive as Kim Todd's also wonderful book on Maria Sibyllla Merian, but could serve as an introduction for those who don't ask for quite as much information about the artist/scientist and her time. This book gives a good overview with enough detail to pull us in and admire, as the author a. Elegantly designed and beautifully illustrated book. Finn This is a lovely and beautifully designed and constructed small hardcover book filled with color illustrations and it even has a ribbon place marker. The quality is remarkable for the price. It provides a simple version of the life and work of Maria Sibylla Merian. Many of the illustrations are very small and it is a good idea to keep a magnifying glass handy. The writing is quite awkward and there are annoying grammar erro. Desperately Needs a new Editor I'm sure this books is superb; Maria Sybyllan's story sounds amazing and inspiring but the physical typos and poor editing of the prose are glaring and difficult to get past.