Kjell Bloch Sandved

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Kjell Bloch Sandved
Born (1922-10-20)October 20, 1922 in Strandebarm
Died December 20, 2015(2015-12-20) (aged 93)
Washington, DC
Occupation Author, lecturer and nature photographer
Employer National Museum of Natural History for the Smithsonian Institution (retired)
Known for Butterfly Alphabet
Website http://www.butterflyalphabet.com/

Kjell Bloch Sandved (October 20, 1922 – December 20, 2015)[1] was a Norwegian born publisher,[1] author, lecturer and nature photographer, most known for his Butterfly Alphabet which contains pictures of Butterfly Wings resembling all the 26 letters in the latin alphabet and the arabic numerals 0 to 9.[2]

Work in the USA[edit]

In 1960 he emigrated from Norway to USA,[3] and from then he worked in National Museum of Natural History for the Smithsonian Institution as an author and lecturer, now retired.[4]

Reception[edit]

Sandved's book The world of music is described by The Independent's Robert Fisk as "... a weighty heart attack of a book",[5] and his book Leaves: The Formation, Characteristics, and Uses of Hundreds of Leaves Found in All Parts of the World is described by Tibor Fuchs as "Stunning photos and informative text about all kinds of leaves, including many that houseplant lovers have in their homes." In the City Room blog at New York Times written by the staff.[6]

Published work[edit]

Kjell B. Sandved has published two encyclopedias and co-edited nine books.[7]

  • Sandved, Kjell B. (1982). Konstlexikon (Art lexikon) (in Swedish). I-II. A-L & M-Ö. Translated to Swedish by Tord Bæckström. Stockholm: Kulturhistoriska förlaget. pp. 2170 pages. 
  • Sandved, Kjell B. (1965). Kjell Bloch Sandved, ed. The world of music, A treasury for listener and reader. Assosiate editors R. H. Hill and K. Claussen (First one-volume ed.). Farrington Street, London, E. C. 4: The Waverley Book Company Ltd. pp. 2239 pages. 
  • Sandved, Kjell B. (1963). The world of music. Abradale Press. pp. 1516 pages. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Schudel, Matt. "Kjell Sandved, photographer who found art in butterfly wings, dies at 93". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2016-01-24. Retrieved 2016-01-24. Kjell Sandved, a Norwegian publisher who found a second career as a nature photographer for the Smithsonian Institution, …, died Dec. 20 at his home in Washington. He was 93. 
  2. ^ "Extraordinary pictures of the alphabet - spelled out on butterflies' wings". Daily Mail. 2008-01-18. Archived from the original on 2008-05-11. 
  3. ^ "New York Conservationist Magazine 2004". Butterfly Alphabet, Inc. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Butterfly Alphabet, Inc.". Butterfly Alphabet, Inc. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  5. ^ Fisk, Robert (2008-07-05). "Robert Fisk: Thank you, readers, for these gems". The Independent. Archived from the original on 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2008-07-05. I fumble for my massive, 2,239-page edition of the Norwegian K B Sandved's The World of Music, a weighty heart attack of a book 
  6. ^ http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/01/answers-about-growing-indoor-plants-part-2/ "“Leaves: The Formation, Characteristics, and Uses of Hundreds of Leaves Found in All Parts of the World,” by Ghillean T. Prance, Kjell B. Sandved (Random House, 1987) – Stunning photos and informative text about all kinds of leaves, including many that houseplant lovers have in their homes. The book is out of print, but try your local library."
  7. ^ "Guide to the Kjell Sandved nature photograph collection, 1960s-2008". George Mason University Libraries. Archived from the original on 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2009-11-03. Sandved has published two encyclopedias: The World of Music and The World of Art. He has also co-authored nine books: Butterfly Magic, Insect Magic, Shells, Butterflies, Rainforest and Cloudforest, Leaves, Bark, Butterfly Alphabet, and Spiders in the Smithsonian. 

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