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Snowflakes in Photographs
     

Snowflakes in Photographs

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by W. A. Bentley
 

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For almost a century, W. A. Bentley caught and photographed thousands of snowflakes in his workshop at Jericho, Vermont, and made available to scientists and art instructors samples of his remarkable work. His painstakingly prepared images were remarkable revelations of nature's diversity in uniformity: no two snowflakes are exactly alike, but all are based on

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For almost a century, W. A. Bentley caught and photographed thousands of snowflakes in his workshop at Jericho, Vermont, and made available to scientists and art instructors samples of his remarkable work. His painstakingly prepared images were remarkable revelations of nature's diversity in uniformity: no two snowflakes are exactly alike, but all are based on a common hexagon.
In 1931, the American Meteorological Society gathered the best of Bentley's photos and had them published; that work has long been available in a Dover reprint edition. The present volume includes a selection of 72 of the best plates (containing over 850 royalty-free, black-and-white photographs), carefully selected from that larger collection.
An inexhaustible source of design inspiration for artists, designers, and craftspeople, these graceful patterns are ideal for use in textile and wallpaper design, as well as a host of other creative projects. These images will also appeal to anyone intrigued by the intricacy and beauty of design in the natural world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486412535
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
09/18/2000
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archive Series
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
113,496
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.15(d)

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Snowflakes in Photographs 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to accompany "Snowflake Bentley" for an elementary art lesson about snowflake making. The kids were amazed at the snowflakes. They now look at falling snow with new appreciation and wonder.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Detailed pictures of the snowflakes. Well put together.
CydneyStone More than 1 year ago
I bought this book in hopes to format a design for a snowflake tattoo. The pictures are clear and intriguing. While I do enjoy staring at the complexities of these real snowflakes, the book was not necessarily useful for designing a tattoo. Real snowflakes are very busy figures. There is no doubt that this book is a beautiful display of winter life.