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The Resource A butterfly journey : Maria Sibylla Merian, artist and scientist, Boris Friedewald ; translations from the German: Stephan von Pohl

A butterfly journey : Maria Sibylla Merian, artist and scientist, Boris Friedewald ; translations from the German: Stephan von Pohl

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A butterfly journey : Maria Sibylla Merian, artist and scientist
Title
A butterfly journey
Title remainder
Maria Sibylla Merian, artist and scientist
Statement of responsibility
Boris Friedewald ; translations from the German: Stephan von Pohl
Title variation
Maria Sibylla Merian, artist and scientist
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
The amazing story of the life and work of the renowned botanical artist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) is told alongside her beautiful illustrations of butterflies in this elegant book. A woman ahead of her time, she was an intrepid explorer, naturalist, scholar, as well as a magnificent artist. This book tells Merian's incredible life story alongside colorful reproductions of her engravings and watercolors of the butterflies she encountered during her lifetime in Germany and the Netherlands, and her seminal trip to the Dutch colony of Surinam. The book recounts her monumental expedition, her work as an advocate for the slave laborers of Suriname, and her important studies of the anatomy and life cycle of the butterfly. Author Boris Friedewald employs Merian's favorite insect as a metaphor for the artist's own pioneering evolution from budding entomologist to educator, activist, and artist
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
OHX
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Friedewald, Boris
Dewey number
769.943 M561Zf 2015
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pohl, Stephan von
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  • Merian, Maria Sibylla
  • Women naturalists
  • Natural history illustrators
  • Merian, Maria Sibylla
  • Merian, Maria Sibylla
  • Natural history illustrators
  • Women naturalists
  • Germany
Label
A butterfly journey : Maria Sibylla Merian, artist and scientist, Boris Friedewald ; translations from the German: Stephan von Pohl
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-135)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The era -- The start of a lifelong journey -- A child's world -- Life like in a cocoon -- The life of a man is as a flower's -- God, science, and art -- Child of the light -- The whole world in one city -- To Suriname! -- So much never-before-seen life -- Journey's end -- Chronology
Control code
ocn914462659
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9783791381497
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9783791381497
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)914462659
Label
A butterfly journey : Maria Sibylla Merian, artist and scientist, Boris Friedewald ; translations from the German: Stephan von Pohl
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-135)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The era -- The start of a lifelong journey -- A child's world -- Life like in a cocoon -- The life of a man is as a flower's -- God, science, and art -- Child of the light -- The whole world in one city -- To Suriname! -- So much never-before-seen life -- Journey's end -- Chronology
Control code
ocn914462659
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9783791381497
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9783791381497
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)914462659

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