Fossil Design: Signs of Petrified Life by Hillert IbbekenFossil Design: Signs of Petrified Life by Hillert Ibbeken

Fossil Design: Signs of Petrified Life

EditorHillert IbbekenPhotographed byHillert Ibbeken

Hardcover | January 16, 2009

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Fossils are the petrified remains of former living organisms. Their systematics and their former living conditions are studied and described in palaeontology. In contrast to this, this book attempts to show the character of these life forms as signs and to pursue the question of whether fossils and representations of fossils can be considered beautiful. For this reason, the pictures' sequence is not based on a palaeontological system of classification, but instead progresses from realistic representations of, for instance, a coral's body in its entirety through ever smaller sectors of the image and details divorced from context to almost abstract images.
Title:Fossil Design: Signs of Petrified LifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 12.19 × 11.5 × 0.82 inPublished:January 16, 2009Publisher:Edition Axel MengesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3936681244

ISBN - 13:9783936681246

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