This vintage photogravure is from the first and only edition of Wunder in der Natur, published in 1942. Original print.
Originally created as classroom teaching aids, the photographs of Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) have become iconic images. Blossfeldt used his photographs to demonstrate to students that the best engineering solutions for industrial design had already been anticipated in nature. Images that were initially intended to bring an awareness of structure turned out to be works of art and a source of beauty and awe. Each sensual, mysterious plant portrait imprints itself into the mind of the viewer, never to be forgotten.
The ability of art to establish a mood cannot be overstated. Well aware of this power, Smith & Co. specializes in artwork that evokes a simpler, less harried time. These elegant, charming prints will not only add warmth and vitality to your decor but will also encourage you to appreciate the beauty of everyday pleasures.