With an Essay by Gert Mattenklott
"Karl Blossfeldt's interest in the plant world was of an artistic and didactic nature: he was fascinated by the structure of plants, their organic configuration, and their lofty artistic form. He wanted to illustrate and compare in a photographic style that could be described as strictly objective, almost graphic.
His goal was to to create a catalog of forms for the benefit of artists, artisans, and above all, architects. This then would provide them with a book of instruction and models to guide them in their designs."
Plant life has for ever had a strong influence on blacksmith designs. From these pictures flows a forceful stream of inspirations also to the modern blacksmith.