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Last NameBlossfeldt    
Given NameKarl    
alt. NamesK. B. ; Carl Bloßfeldt ;    
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Year born1865 in Schielo, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany    
Year died1932    
Place of deathBerlin, Germany    
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Educationsince 1881 apprentice in an art foundry; drawing lessons at Berlin Arts & Crafts School; decorative arts w. Moritz Meurer (1839-1916) in Berlin & Rome    
Country of ActivityGermany    
Worked forK.B.: Urformen der Kunst : Photographische Pflanzenbilder, Berlin: Wasmuth-Verlag 1928, in engl. transl.: Art Forms in Nature, New York 1929; Wundergarten der Natur 1932;    
Patronage1899-1930: K.B. teaches „Modellieren nach lebenden Pflanzen“ at the Unterrichtsanstalt des Kgl. Kunstgewerbemuseum & Vereinigte Staatsschulen, Be    
Collaboratorsmodel maker ->Louis Heitsch    
Techniquesbotanical close-up photography of plants, painting, and sculpture    
Sample(s)www.soulcatcherstudio.com/exhibitions/blossfeldt/index.htm ; http://cwfp.biz/cgi-bin/se/blossfeldt_urformen/tm.pl?idx&14_BlossfeldtUrformen    
Archival sourceswww.blossfeldt.info/wDeutsch/Karl_Blossfeldt/KB_index.php ; https://portal.dnb.de/opac.htm?query=Woe%3D118511858&method=simpleSearch    
Published sourcesAKL; Chansigaud 2009: 176f.; K.B.-Fotografien 1900–1932. Katalog zur Ausstellung im Rheinischen Landesmuseum, Bonn 1976; Dopplereffekt 2010: 154-157, 236; Ann Thomas (ed.) Beauty of Another Order. Photography in Science, Ottawa 1997: 107f.    
otherknown for his close-up photographs of plants and living things; prof. at Berlin Arts & Crafts School & from 1924, prof. at the Vereinigte Staatsschulen für freie und angewandete Kunst (United State School for Fine and Applied Art) in Berlin    
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