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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.
Picked this up after reading "About Grace" (Doerr), a wonderful story which incorporated Bentley's work with snowflakes in it. Fascinating!Published 5 months ago by Pamela Williams
Wonderful images! I bought this after buying and reading Snowflake Bentley to 4th and 5th graders, and then making hexagonal snowflakes. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Susan
The photographs are wonderful. When I purchase expensive pins of snowflakes or Christmas items made of crystal which are usually dated each year, I plan to see if they are copied... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mrs. Robinson
beautiful pictorial to go along with the story "Snowflake Bentley"---if you are a teacher or parent, they are both wonderful books ---The "Snowflake Bentley" should... Read morePublished 8 months ago by V. Fender