Photogravure by German photographer and teacher Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) from his seminal early-20th-century book of monographs "Urformen der Kunst." Blossfeldt constructed his own cameras to magnify his subject 30x to craft compositions. Shown here: Equisetum hiemale; Winter Horsetail, enlarged 10x; Rhamnus purshiana; Californian Bear-berry Young shoot, enlarged 25x; Equisetum hiemale; Winter Horsetail, enlarged 10 times.
As an antiques and art dealer, interior design consultant, buyer, photographer, graphic designer, and translator, Mira Parker has more than 12 years of experience in the antiques and design industry. She runs a gallery in Dallas.