The Art of Instruction by Katrien van der Schueren is a favourite in my humble collection of art books. This large book is a collection of illustrated educational charts from the 19th Century, covering topics from art, to design, science, and natural history. It’s a book I consistently go back to, poring over its beautiful pages again and again.
I was captivated when I discovered the U.S. National Library of Medicine‘s lovely collection of vintage, illustrated, Chinese Public Health Posters - most of which were published in the 1950′s. The choice of colour and the composition of the posters are so great.