I’m always on the hunt for books my design friends and their kids can enjoy together. Beautiful colors, drawings and educational; The Art of Instruction: Vintage Educational Charts from the 19th and 20th Centuries represents the decade long collection of Katrien Van der Schueren owner of Viola! gallery. Large-scale wall charts were once used as teaching tools in Europe during the late 1800’s to the 1920’s. Over 100 are reproduced into two collections, botany and zoology. I’m fascinated by each plate and kinda want to buy two copies—one to enjoy and the second to cut up and frame. Below a few of my favorites. The book is available through amazon.com for $35.
Images Courtesy of Chronicle Books.