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Ernst Haeckel: Art Forms in Nature Sticker Book

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In this sticker book, you'll find amazing creatures such as sea slugs and sea squirts; jellyfish, starfish, and boxfish; and the occasional octopus. They were created from Ernst Haeckel’s Art Forms in Nature (Kunstformen der Natur), which was published from 1899 to 1904. His extraordinary artworks established him as a fine artist as well as a scientist.

Soft cover book with staple binding
8 pages with more than 160 reusable stickers (126 different designs)

• Art stickers are fun for kids and offer decorative pizzazz for objects and correspondence
• Easy to peel out of the book
• Soft cover book with staple binding
• Different sizes for different uses

Physician Ernst Haeckel (German, 1834–1919) was profoundly influenced by reading Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species—after which he gave up his medical practice and began a lifelong study of evolution and zoology. In Kunstformen der Natur, or Art Forms in Nature, Haeckel published exquisitely rendered depictions of flora and fauna in ten installments of ten illustrations each from 1899 to 1904, aiming to widen the public’s understanding of naturalism. He thought of his works as more than just scientific documentation, however; his elaborate forms have been called a precursor to Art Nouveau, and his influence even stretched to architecture. A free-thinker, he expanded his view of the world through his biology studies, with occasional forays into psychology, cosmology, and anthropology. Haeckel, whose legacy is complex, taught comparative anatomy for nearly half a century at the University of Jena in Germany.