ISBN: 9781452101118

Publication date: 01 Oct 2011

Author: Katrien Van der Schueren

Large-scale wall charts were fundamental tools of classroom instruction throughout Europe in the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Collected here for the first time in one deluxe volume are over 100 of these vintage educational posters now important relics in the history of science, art and design. From the anatomy of a tulip or an apple tree to that of a hedgehog or starfish, the botanical and zoological images in this collection are captivating with their curious visuals and intricate details. With a compelling introduction about the history of educational charts and their production, The ‘Art of Instruction' provides a glimpse into a rich, significant heritage and will enlighten those with an interest in art, design, science or natural history.