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Microcosmic Millinery

2 1/16" x 2 1/8"
80 pages, 32 illustrations

A collection of digital illustrations of hat and headdress designs, based on the scientific drawings of Ernst Haeckel. His KUNSTFORMEN DER NATUR, published in parts beginning in 1899, is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau design and scientific observation. As inspiration for costume designers, it's an endless treasure trove. I've taken thirty-two of my favorite microscopic creatures, and turned them into hats (the Spirobranchia in particular make great helmets). Each design is faced with a small version of its original.

I published a set of drawings on this theme a couple of years ago as a loose photographic portfolio. The illustrations in this book are entirely new, except for one that was too good to give up.

The square volume is bound in a shiny black Japanese paper embossed with red dragonflies, and has endpapers of marbled pink and turquoise. There is a paper label pasted to the front.

This product was added to our catalog  October 24, 2009

$24.00