New Book | History of Illustration

Posted in books by Editor on May 2, 2019

From Bloomsbury:

Susan Doyle, Jaleen Grove, and Whitney Sherman, eds., History of Illustration (London: Fairchild Books, 2018), 592 pages, ISBN: 978-1501342110 (hardback), $240 / ISBN: 978-1501342103 (paperback), $90.

History of Illustration covers image-making and print history from around the world, spanning from the ancient to the modern. Hundreds of color images show illustrations within their social, cultural, and technical context, while they are ordered from the past to the present. Readers will be able to analyze images for their displayed techniques, cultural standards, and ideas to appreciate the art form. This essential guide is the first history of illustration written by an international team of illustration historians, practitioners, and educators.

Susan Doyle is Chair and Associate Professor at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.
Jaleen Grove is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Douglas B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University.
Whitney Sherman is Director of the MFA in Illustration Practice at Maryland Institute College of Art.



I. Illustrative Traditions in Europe, Asia, and Africa
1  Image and Meaning, Prehistory to 1500 by Robert Brinkerhoff and Margot McIlwin Nishimura
2  Illustration in Printed Matter in Early Modern Europe, 1400–1660 by Susan Doyle
3  Pluralistic View of Indian Images: 2nd BCE to the 1990s by Binita Desai and Nina Sabnani
4  Illustrative Traditions in the Muslim Context by Irvin Cemil Schick
5  Chinese Illustration before 1900 by Sonja Kelley and Frances Wood
6  Prints and Books in Japan’s Floating World by Daphne Rosenzweig
7  Illustration in Latin America from Pre-Columbian to Modern 1990s by Maya Stanfield-Mazzi
8  Illustration in the African Context by Bolaji Campbell with contributions by Winifred Lambrecht

II. Images as Knowledge, Ideas as Power
9  Observation and the Representation of Natural Science Illustration, 1450–1900 by Shelley Wall
10  Visualizing Bodies: Anatomical and Medical Illustration from the Renaissance to the Nineteenth Century by Shelley Wall
11  Dangerous Pictures: Social Commentary in Europe, 1720–1860 by Robert Lovejoy
12  From Reason to Romanticism by Hope Saska

III. The Advent of Mass Media
13  Illustration on British and North American Printed Ephemera of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries by Graham Hudson
14  Illustration in the Expansion of the Graphic Journalism and Magazine Fiction in Europe and North America, 1830–1900 by Brian Kane and Page Knox
15  Beautifying Books and Popularizing Posters: Illustration in the Later Nineteenth Century by Susan Ashbrook and Alison Syme
16  Fantasy and Children’s Book Illustration Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century England by Alice Carter
17  Six Centuries of Fashion Illustration by Pamela Parmal

IV. Diverging Paths in 20th-Century American and European Illustration
18  American Narratives: Periodical Illustration in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century by Mary Holahan with contributions by Alice Carter and Joyce Schiller
19  Avant-garde Illustration, 1900–1950 by Jaleen Grove
20  Diverse American Illustration Trends in Periodicals, 1915–1940 by Roger Reed
21  Wartime Imagery and Propaganda, 1890–1950 by Thomas LaPadula
22  Illustrating Alternate Realities in Pulps and Other Popular Fiction by Nicholas Egon Jainschigg with contributions by Robert Lovejoy
23  Overview of Comics and Graphic Narratives by Brian M. Kane with contributions by Loren Goodman and Michelle Nolan

V. The Evolution of Illustration in an Electronic Age
24  The Shifting Postwar Marketplace: Illustration Competes with Growing Media Options in the United States and Canada, 1940–1970 by Stephanie Plunkett
25  Children’s Book Illustration, 1920–2000 by H. Nichols B. Clark
26  Countercultures: Underground Comix, Rock Posters, and Protest Art, 1960–1990 by Robert Lovejoy
27  Print Illustration in the Postmodern World by Whitney Sherman
28  Medical Illustration after Gray’s Anatomy: 1859 to the Present by David M. Mazierski
29  Digital Forms by Nanette Hoogslag and Whitney Sherman


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