Kunstformen Der Natur
Ernst Haeckel is a big inspiration to us. He was an evolutionary biologist ("the German Darwin") that was a gifted draughtsman and painter as well. However talented, he realised that the visualisation of his discoveries needed a professional artist. So all his life he worked together with Adolf Giltsch, a Leipzig based lithographer who made the scientific illustrations for Haeckels publications.
At the end of the 19th century, they published a pop-science digest of their work: Kunstformen der Natur. Kunstformen is a collection of 100 magnificent lithographs with the best of their work.
The book was a great commercial success and inspired many artists from then till the current day.
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