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Picturing Words: The Power of Book Illustration
A Smithsonian Institution Libraries Exhibition

 
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Selected Readings


The American illustrated book in the 19th century. Edited by Gerald W. R. Ward. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 1982

The art of botanical illustration. By Wilfrid Blunt and William T. Stearn. New York: Dover Books, 1994; also Woodbridge, Suffolk U.K: Antique Collectors' Club, in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1994.

A history of book illustration: 29 points of view. Edited by Bill Katz. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1994

A history of book illustration: the illuminated manuscript and the printed book. By David Bland. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969

A history of children’s book illustration. By Joyce Irene Whalley and Tessa Rose Chester. London: J. Murray with the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1988

The history of the illustrated book: the Western tradition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1981

How to identify prints. A complete guide to manual and mechanical processes from woodcut to ink- jet. By Bamber Gascoigne. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1986

The making of the Nuremberg Chronicle. By Adrian Wilson. Amsterdam: Nico Israel, 1976

Images of science: a history of scientific illustration. By Brian J. Ford. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Picturing nature: American nineteenth-century zoological illustration. By Ann Shelby Blum. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1993

Plant, animal & anatomical illustration in art and science: A bibliographical guide from the 16th century to the present day. By Gavin D.R. Bridson and James J. White. Winchester, U.K.: St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1990 ; and Detroit: Omnigraphics, Inc., 1990.

The scientific image: from cave to computer. By Harry Robin. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1992

Tempting the Palette:A Survey of Color Printing Processes. David Pankow. Rochester, N.Y.: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, 2005.