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Chronicle Books - Notecards with Envelopes - The Art of Instruction

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Notecards with Envelopes - The Art of Instruction
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This set of 16 folded notecards with envelopes includes 8 different vintage botanical illustrations that showcase the beauty of the natural world. The images in this collection are the Jung-Koch-Quentell educational charts, originally illustrated in the late 1800s and updated in the 1950s with the signature black background. Gorgeous and timeless, these cards depicting the lifecycle of various flowers are suitable for any occasion.

Chronicle Books - Notecards with Envelopes - The Art of Instruction

This collection of 16 folded notecards with envelopes includes 8 different vintage botanical illustrations that showcase the beauty of the natural world. The images in this collection are the Jung-Koch-Quentell educational charts, originally illustrated in the late 1800s and updated in the 1950s with the signature black background. They were published by Hagemann, a German educational charts company.

Brief History of The Art of Instruction

The beautiful silkscreened, colorful illustrative charts with mostly black backgrounds were named for three botanists who worked with the education supplier Hagemann in the 1950s and were based on the original 1800s educational charts. Hagemann decided to produce a set of charts that would be legible without text so they could be exported all over the world. They worked with botanists Jung, Koch and Quentell, who developed a signature style of graphic cross sections of plants and animals at all stages of their life-cycles, usually on black backgrounds to increase their legibility from a distance. First printed in 1955, the prints became hugely successful, and even in the 1970s as more inexpensive and practical methods began to replace them in classrooms they were quickly bought by graphic designers as inexpensive graphic wall hangings that could hold their own with other artwork in terms of craftsmanship, composition and color.

Notecard Details and Specifications

You will receive 16 folded notecards and envelopes. There are 8 total designs - 2 of each design.

Size: 5.2" x 1.2" x 7"
Format: Box
Publication: March 2014
ISBN: 9781452125558

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