Bookshelf

Below are some book recommendations that I think you might enjoy. All of these titles have – in one way or another – helped to shape this site. If you're interested in expanding or enriching your appreciation for illustration, art or design then I recommend you check these out.


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Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World

Monte Beauchamp

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Ways of Seeing

John Berger

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Power to Imagination: Artists, Posters and Politics

Jürgen Döring

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The Story of Art

E. H. Gombrich

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Illustration: A Visual History

Steven Heller & Seymour Chwast

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The Art of Caricature

Edward Lucie-Smith

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Illustration: A Theoretical and Contextual Perspective

Alan Male

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The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power

Victor S Navasky

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Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling

Martin Salisbury & Morag Styles

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100 Great Children's Picture Books

Martin Salisbury

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The Illustration Handbook: A Guide to the World's Greatest Illustrators

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Fifty Years of Illustration

Lawrence Zeegen & Caroline Roberts

 If you have enjoyed a specific essays on this site and would like to read more then some of these books may be of interest:


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Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

Duncan Tonatiuh

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Toulouse-Lautrec

Matthias Arnold

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Steinweiss. The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover

Kevin Reagan & Steven Heller

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Making of Pink Floyd’s The Wall

Gerald Scarfe

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The Bird Man: A Biography of John Gould

Isabella Tree

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Bonzo: The Life and Work of George Studdy

Paul Babb & Gay Owen

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The Story of Ferdinand

Munro Leaf & Robert Lawson

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The Enormous Crocodile

Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake

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Quentin Blake: In the Theatre of the Imagination

Ghislaine Kenyon

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Beyond the Page

Quentin Blake

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The Passion of a German Artist: Käthe Kollwitz

Klemens von Klemperer

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James Montgomery Flagg

Susan E. Meyer

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Recording Britain: A Pictorial Domesday of Pre-war Britain

David Mellor, Gill Saunders & Patrick Wright

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To the Kwai and Back: War Drawings 1939-1945

Ronald Searle

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The Falklands War: A Visual Diary

Linda Kitson

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