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Maria Sibylla Merian, Artist and Scientist - Product Details

Maria Sibylla Merian, Artist and Scientist
by Boris Friedewald

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Catalog #3848, A-Butterfly-Journey-Maria-Sibylla-Merian-Artist-Scientist

2015, 144 pages, 70 color illustrations. The amazing story of the life and work of the renowned botanical artist Maria Sibylla Merian is told alongside her beautiful illustrations of butterflies in this charming and elegant book.

A woman ahead of her time, Maria Sibylla Merian (1647Ė1717) was an intrepid explorer, naturalist, and scholar, as well as a magnificent artist. This lovely, impeccably designed book tells Merianís 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 Merianís monumental expedition, her work as an advocate for the slave laborers of Surinam, and her important studies of the anatomy and life cycle of the butterfly.

Author Boris Friedewald employs Merianís favorite insect as a metaphor for the artistís own pioneering evolution from budding entomologist to educator, activist, and artist. A visual treasure as well as a satisfying read, this exquisite volume is the perfect gift for anyone interested in Merianís amazing life and groundbreaking body of work.

Hardcover; 5-3/4 x 7-1/2".

3848 Friedewald, A Butterfly Journey: Maria Sibylla Merian

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