This is a selective list of books on 20th c. & 21st c. illustration in the Greenfield Library.

Books on Mid-20th Century to Contemporary Illustration

Illustration Next: Contemporary Creative Collaboration.
Ana Benaroya. Thames & Hudson, 2013.
741.6 B456i
Examples of the 'Illustration Renaissance' in the last decade through the works of 50 contemporary illustrators.
Beyond Illustration: The Finest in Contemporary International Art & Illustration.
Patrick Hartl, editor. Publikat, 2009.
741.60905 B468h
Features the work of 24 contemporary international illustrators.
Illusive: Contemporary Illustration. Part 3.
Robert Klanten and Hendrik Hellige, editors. Gestalten Verlag, c2009.
741.60922 Il68k3
Overview of current developments in the international field.
Also look at Illusive and Illusive2 in this library.
Freedom, Rhythm & Sound: Revolutionary Jazz Original Cover Art 1965-83.
compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker. SJR Pub., c2009.
741.66 F875p
Unique collection of cover art for Jazz music at a revolutionary period.
The Book of Hip Hop Cover Art.
Andrew Emery. Mitchell Beazley, 2004.
741.66 Em36b
Charts Hip-Hop cover art from major albums and interviews with major graphic artists over 30 years.
Swag: Rock Posters of the '90s.
[compiled] by Spencer Drate. Harry N. Abrams, 2003.
741.674 Sw12d
Highlights over 50 studios and artists with over 250 illustrations.
The Art of Rock: Posters from Presley to Punk.
Paul D. Grushkin. Abbeville Press, c1987.
REF 741.6740904 G927a
With over 1500 illustrations, this book provides a near comprehensive look at rock illustration from the 1950s to the 1980s.


Fifty Years of Illustration.
Lawrence Zeegen and Caroline Roberts. Laurence King Publishing, 2014.
741.64 Z27f
Pick this book up just to experience the amazing color and quality of the illustrations!
Illustrating Shakespeare.
Peter Whitfield. British Library, 2013.
822.33 W54i
An analysis through three centuries.
Graphic Style: from Victorian to New Century.
Steven Heller, Seymour Chwast. Abrams, c2011.
741.609 H367g 2011
A more recent Steven Heller history of illustration form and style not to be missed.
The Poster: 1,000 Posters from Toulouse-Lautrec to Sagmeister.
edited by Cees V. de Jong, Alston W. Purvis, Martijn F. Le Coultre. Abrams, c2010.
741.674 P846j
A beautifully illustrated book of international poster art over the past 130 years.
Sci-Fi Art: A Graphic History.
Steve Holland. HarperCollins, 2009.
741.6 H719s
This history traces the evolution of a popular art form from Verne to current media.
Illustration: A Visual History.
Steven Heller, Seymour Chwast. Abrams, 2008.
741.609 H367i
Noted art director, Steven Heller, discusses illustration form and style over the past 200 years.
The Illustrator in America, 1860-2000.
Walt Reed. The Society of Illustrators, 2001.
741.64 R25i 2001
14 decades of illustration are covered through superb color images and accompanying text.
Faces of Time: 75 Years of Time Magazine Cover Portraits.
Frederick S. Voss. Little, Brown and Co., c1998.
741.652 F118t
Portraits in a variety of formats from 1928 to 1995; remarkable for who's been left out.

Illustration for Children

Children's Picturebooks: the Art of Visual Storytelling.
Martin Salisbury w/ Morag Styles. Laurence King Pub., 2012.
741.642 Sa34c
An introduction that includes the background, as well as key concepts and practices that go into the creation of children's books.
Show & Tell: Exploring the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration.
Dilys Evans. Chronicle Books, 2008.
741.6420922 Ev15s
A selective look at 12 contemporary illustrators of children's books.
Play Pen: New Children's Book Illustration.
Martin Salisbury. Laurence King, 2007.
741.642 Sa34p
This book highlights the careers and work of 36 international illustrators of children's books.
Once Upon a Time: Illustrations from Fairytales, Fables, Primers, Pop-ups, and Other Children's Books.
Amy Weinstein. Princeton Architectural Press, 2005.
741.6420973 W433o 2005
This book focuses on Victorian-era illustrations in childrens' books published by the McLoughlin Brothers.
A Treasury of the Great Children's Book Illustrators.
Susan E. Meyer. H.N. Abrams, 1987.
741.64 M575t
This book highlights the careers and work of 13 English-language illustrators of children's books in the era prior to WWI.
A Treasury of Illustrated Children's Books: Early Nineteenth Century Classics from the Osborne Collection.
Leonard de Vries. New York: Abbeville Press, [1989].
741.642 V961t
30 British children's books from the years 1800 to 1825 covered in depth.


Human Anatomy: a Visual History from the Renaissance to the Digital Age.
Benjamin A. Rifkin; Michael J. Ackerman. Abrams, [2011].
743.49 R448h 2011
A generously illustrated book covering over 400 years in the history of anatomical illustration.
Contemporary Botanical Artists: the Shirley Sherwood Collection.
Victoria Matthews, editor. Cross River Press, 1996.
743.7074 Sh58c 1996
While 'contemporary' here means 1980s-90s, the book offers nice examples of realistic flowers, fruit and birds.
The Scientific Image: from Cave to Computer.
Harry Robin. H.N. Abrams, 1992.
502.22 R552s
An amazing book!: samples of scientific images (drawings, charts, etc.) throughout the centuries.
The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy: an Illustrated Reference to Drawing Animals.
Gottfried Bammes. Chartwell Books, 1994.
743.6 B219a
A nicely illustrated and organized, though conventional, anatomy guide.
Masterpieces of Bird Art: 700 Years of Ornithological Illustration.
Roger F. Pasquier and John Farrand, Jr.. Abbeville Press, 1991.
598.0221 P265m 1991
Detailed studies w/ accompanying text presenting the most important contributions to this field up to the end of the 20th century.


Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market: How to Sell your Art and Make a Living.
Mary Burzlaff Bostic, editor. Writer's Digest Books, 2016.
REF702.3 Ar7855 2016

Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market.
Chuck Sambuchino, editor. Writer's Digest Books, 2014.
REF070.5025 C437 2014

Art, Inc.: the Essential Guide for Building your Career as an Artist.
Lisa Congdon. Chronicle Books, [2014].
702.3 C76a

The Business Side of Creativity: the Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Running a Small Graphic Design or Communications Business.
Cameron S. Foote. W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2014].
741.6068 F739b 2014

How to be an Illustrator.
Darrel Rees. Laurence King Publishing, Ltd., 2014.
741.6023 R259h

The Fundamentals of Illustration.
Lawrence Zeegen. AVA Pub., 2012.

The Successful Artist's Career Guide: Finding your Way in the Business of Art.
Margaret Peot. North Light Books, [2012].
702.3 P39s

Things I have Learned in my Life So Far.
Stefan Sagmeister. [Abrams], [2008].
VR&SC 741.6092 Sa18t    library-use only

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