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The Art of Instruction

Vintage Educational Charts from the 19th and 20th Centuries

9781452101118

Chronicle Books
Available: 10/05/11
11.5 x 13.5 · 168 pages
9781452101118
CDN $50.00 · cl

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Van der Schueren, Katrien

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.

Katrien Van der Schueren has been collecting educational charts for over a decade. She is the owner of voila! Gallery in Los Angeles.