Maria Sibylla Merian's Metamorphosis: One Woman's Discovery of the Transformation of Butterflies and Insects (Hardcover)

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Maria Sibylla Merian's Metamorphosis: One Woman's Discovery of the Transformation of Butterflies and Insects (Hardcover)

By Maria Sibylla Merian (Illustrator), Emily Gillis (Editor)

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Discover the trailblazing work of artist naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian in this beautifully illustrated volume on the life cycle of butterflies and moths.

Maria Sibylla Merian is one of the greatest entomologists of the seventeenth century. Her work documenting the life cycle and transformation of insects yielded a wealth of groundbreaking discoveries, captured vividly in beautiful illustrations.

Originally published in 1705, Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensis documents Merian's research expedition to Suriname in 1699. Over the period of two years, the German naturalist observed many South American butterflies and moths, meticulously recording her findings in a series of 60 stunning full-plate illustrations. Her groundbreaking entomological observations, coupled with her unique artworks, emphasise her invaluable role as a pioneering woman in science.

Merian's work transcends the boundaries between art and science, embodying the brilliant intersection where the two disciplines collide. This facsimile edition from Art Meets Science is a testament to her enduring legacy, showcasing the brilliant outcome of her discoveries whilst celebrating her work as a mainstay of the arts and sciences.

Product Details ISBN: 9781528773423
ISBN-10: 152877342X
Publisher: Art Meets Science
Publication Date: May 14th, 2024
Pages: 112
Language: English