Ernst Haeckel (German, 1834–1919)Trochilidae – Kolibris
, from Kunstformen der Natur
(Leipzig and Vienna: Bibliographisches Institut, 1904), plate 99
When German biologist Ernst Haeckel published Art Forms in Nature
, it encapsulated his response to Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species
. But Haeckel also clearly saw his illustrations as more than just scientific documentation. His elaborate forms have been called a precursor to art nouveau, and his influence even stretched to architecture. Haeckel’s work is preserved in the Library of Congress, the world’s largest library, holding more than 162 million items.
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