Saturday, 5 March 2016

The Art Of Instruction

The Art Of Instruction
The Art Of Instruction: Vintage Educational Charts From The 18th & 19th Centuries is a collection of more than a hundred wallcharts from Germany, France, and Denmark. The charts (some of which are reprints rather than Victorian originals) depict their subjects with surprising beauty and clarity, and each one is lavishly reproduced as a full-page colour image.

As Katrien Van der Schueren notes in her short historical introduction, "The first educational wall charts were likely printed in Germany around 1820". The Art Of Instruction includes only biological and zoological examples, though there were charts produced for every academic subject. (Cartographies Of Time, for instance, discusses posters depicting timelines of historical events.)

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