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Artist Biographies (under construction)

Art Activism & Agit-Prop Now


Sue Coe


Eric Drooker


Agraphia Press/Clifford Harper

(maintaining tradition of radical and didactic black and white drawing)



(political graffiti at its best)


Movement of the Imagination

(anti-capitalist artists on the streets)


Protest Graphics

(print and go!)


The Propaganda Remix Project

(updated American WWII posters for today)


Another Poster For Peace

(print and go posters)


Peace Posters

(print and go posters)


Anti-War US

(print and go posters)


Miniature Gigantic (Campaign on Iraq Poster Exhibition)


Drawing Resistance: a travelling political art show


The Vacuum Cleaner

(cleaning up after the mess of capitalism, check out the prayers to consumption [])


The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination

(network of socially engaged artists and activists whose work falls in between resistance and creativity, culture and politics, art and life)


Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA)

(what better than to ridicule the systems of authority)


My Dad's Strip Club

(more corporate mocking pranks)



(more corporate mocking pranks)


Space Hijackers

(taking back space from capitalism)


N.A.T.O. (Northern Arts Tactical Offensive)

(good stuff. I especially like project CRAP (Capitalism Represents Acceptable Policy) and their Makes Poverty Worse campaign)


Buy Nothing Day

(Adbusters campaign and fellow jammers)


Website of published book (2004) 'Peace-Signs, The Anti-War Movement Illustrated'

(includes lists of artists included with their websites and other links. Lots of posters to download and use)


Artist Against The War

(set up when war on terror was launched)


Art Not Oil: A True Portrait of an Oil Company


Centre for the Study of Political Graphics

(American posters/virtual exhibitions)


Provisions Library: Resource Centre For Activism And Arts)

(Washington DC centre that holds exhibitions etc.)


Political Cartoons - A Free Resource


UHC Collective

(professional agit-propers, clients include Big Issue)


Aberdeen Posters Collective


Stuckism movement

(check out their manifestos and pranks)


Anti-War medals exhibition


General Arts


Art History Resources On The Web

(huge links site)


(Russian Kinetic Gallery/Theatre in Glasgow)


Alasdair Gray

(Author of Lanark etc. Book designs are excellent)


George Orwell site

(whole texts of books plus much more, images, articles, study guides, links etc.)


Orwell site with images of the front covers of various editions.


Latin American Graphic Art

(mainly 20th century and woodcuts)


Italian Futurist Manifestos

(has copies of their manifestos and many links to other sites)


Futurism site


Site about the visual telling of stories. Has a bewildering amount and variation of images.


The Art of Poster, Polish Posters

(check out amazing artwork of Franciszek Starowieyski. And other artists Roman Cieslewicz, Jerzy Czerniawski, Stasys Eidrigevicius, Mieczyslaw Gorowski, Wiktor Sadowski and Wieslaw Walkuski.)


Polish Poster Gallery


Kunsthandel Jorg Maab (german expressionist gallery)

(gallery site but with good biographies and some images)


Symbolist Art

(includes Alberto Martini illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe (7))


Medieval Macabre images

(223 images including all of Hans Holbein 'Dance of Death')


Online edition of 'Dictionnaire Infernal by J.A.S. Collin de Plancy, illustrator: M. L. Breton, E Plon, 1863 edition'

(online edition has 64 small images of the original 69 book illustrations)


Art For A Change

(online exhibitions of german expressionism, spanish civil war posters, paris 1968 and punk rock flyers)


The Alchemy Web Site

(hundreds of images)


Dante Divine Comedy site (gallery of 368 selected images with Botticelli, Dore, Dali and Alessandro Vellutello)


Online book 'The Grotesque' (Philip Thomson, The Critical Idiom Series, Methuen, London, 1972)

(Analysis of grotesque tradition in literature)


Themerson Archive

(sites of and about Stefan and Franciszka Themerson and their publishing company 'Gaberbocchus Press')


Taschen publishers


Dover publishers


Encyclopaedia of British Neo-Romanticism


Interesting blog about books/illustrations


Interesting blogs from Aeron Alfrey (his own diabolical artwork and great links to classic and contemporary grotesque artists)


Interesting blog about books/illustrations


Wikipedia entry on Cabinet of Curiosities/Wunderkammern


History of tarot and playing card images


Surrealist Centre

(has research articles)




Francis Bacon site

(excellent site with many pictures and more)


Exhibition on the Gehenna Press and Leonard Baskin


Zdzislaw Beksinski (polish fantasy artist)


Dali online

(Includes all 100 illustrations to 'Divine Comedy', all 105 illustrations from the 5 volumes of 'Biblia Sacra' / also illustrations to 'Decameron' and 'Tristan and Iseult').


Gustave Dore site

(extensive images of his work)


Ernst Fuchs Centre

(check out the fantastic art etchings)


HR Giger


National Library of Spain virtual exhibition of Goya (including Los Desastres de la Guerra, Los Disparates & Los Caprichos)


John Maitland Graves


Alfred Kubin site with 86 images


El Lissitzky exhibition: Monuments of the Future


Roberto Matta

(over 1000 images by the Chilean artist)


Jose Guadalupe Posada virtual library (University of New Mexico)



Paul Rumsey

(brilliant current artist like Alfred Kubin, A Paul Weber, the polish poster artists and other grotesques.)


28 images by A Paul Weber




Zine Library

(USA site with self published 'zines. Anarchist slant)


The Book of Zines: Readings From The Fringe

(a great resource guide, how and why)




John Heartfield

(some examples imaged here)


Hannah Hoch


Collage Art (dedicated to the art of collage)

(massive links lists to collage artists and photomontage artists, old and new. Also has a book list).


A general introduction to photomontage


International Dada Archive (The University of Iowa Libraries)

(many images from the various journals)


The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction


Peter Kennard


Jonathon Baker

(does Direct Action magazine images)


The artwork of Nicolas Lampert

(check out agit-prop part)


David Palmer

(check out 1980s political montage)


Michael Dickinson

(political photomontage at its best)*/


Leon Kuhn

(political photomontage for the digital age)


Winston Smith

(surreal photomontage)


Gee Vaucher (CRASS images)

(on Southern Records site)


John Yates


Peter Lewis

(surreal photomontage)


Site dedicated to Wilfried Satty


Cozette De Charmoy


Norman Rubington

(collage series in 1950' and 60's, one book is on-line)


Collage blog




Graphic Witness

My favourite website of all time!, as it documents years of social commentary through images. An amazing resource with many complete books imaged, biographies of artists, graphic art in wartime, nineteenth century journal illustration and great links. Images from books by Sue Coe, Hugo Gellert, George Grosz, Frans Masereel, the Taller de Grafica Popular workshop and Lynd Ward).


L'Assiette au Beurre (French site)

(many images from the influential journal from 1901-1912)


L'Assiette au Beurre (French site)

(a small selection, c.10 issues digitised)


Les Amis de Job (French site)

(many images from 19th-20th century journals inc. L'Eclipse, Le Rire, L'Assiette au Beurre, La Baionnette, Le Crapouillot)


Skidmore College syllabus on Revolution & Social Upheaval in France

(2 issues of L'Assiette au Beurre digitised plus a few more individual images. Also Herman-Paul's woodcuts for Les Quatre Saisons de al Kultur)


Simplicissimus (every issue on-line 1896-1944)!


Site with virtual exhibitions of Simplicissimus, Le Rire and various artists



Articles and collections of great images by Alois Payer (German site) on anti-clerical caricature/satire by various artists (Hogarth, Goya, G Cruickshank, Grandville, Daumier, Dore & Rops), in magazines (including Kladderadatsch, Fliegende Blatter, Simplicissimus, Jugend & L'Assiette au Beurre), in countries (Switzerland & Russia) and along various themes (including papacy and reformation). Amazing site!


Victorian Web on periodical 'Punch', including some images


LJ Jordaan Collection at site 'Memory of the Netherlands' (digital collections from national institutions)



(extensive information on artists, cartoonists and journals etc.)


Bud Plant Illustrated Books

(very andy site with illustrator biographies, some less well known)


Great Caricatures

(site covering mainly 19th century, French & English artists)


New York Public Library exhibition on James Gillray

(has c.60 images on-line)


Honore Daumier

(many images of his work)


The Masses (Images of American radicalism 1913-17)

(many images from the journal)


Political Cartoon Society

(have articles on cartoon history)


The Centre for the Study of Cartoons and Caricature (UK Cartoon Hub)


Jim Zwick's site

(extensive scans of cartoons as well as much more, mainly up to WW1)


American Political Prints 1766-1876

(vast site of great images)


Griffioen-Grafiek (Dutch firm dealing in comic/political prints)

(many images on their site)


Site of illustrator Harry Clarke

(brilliant images from Edgar Allan Poe's 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination' and Goethe's 'Faust'; complete images as well)


Mervyn Peake (official site and a site with a full bibliography)


Gerald Scarfe


Sidney Sime

(fantastic illustrator with 24 images)


Austin Osman Spare (fantastic/grotesque drawings with sketchbooks and some digitised books)


Frederick Carter (fantastic/grotesque drawings and some digitised books)


Ralph Steadman


Jean de Bosschere dedication site

(many book illustrations including 'The Closed Door', 'Job le Pauvre', 'The City Curious', 'The Poems of Oscar Wilde' and 'Little Poems in Prose')


Geographical Fun: being humorous outlines of various countries (Aleph [William Harvey], Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1869)

(complete book scanned)


Aberdeen University Historical Collections guide to collections of 'Satirical Prints, Pamphlets and Polemics'

(includes caricatures relating to Scotland)


(See additional information and links on my 'Wunderkammern' pages including a special section on L'Assiette au Beurre and La Baionnette)


Military/Political Propaganda Historical


The Great War In A Different Light

(accounts and Galleries from contemporary books and magazines. Huge site)


Magazines of the Great War (French site)


Propaganda Postcards of the Great War


Italian Art (Italian site)

(site includes many images of Italian WWI satirical postcards)


German Propaganda Archive (Nazi & GDR)

(although Nazi, a massive site with posters & cartoons etc.)


Propaganda Leaflets of the Second World War (Allied & Axis)

(fascinating site with many images of the leaflets dropped)



(site on psychological warfare including use of banknotes, postcards, stamps, leaflets etc.)


Psychological Warfare

(another site with similar to above, including articles)


Psy War Society


Propaganda Leaflets for sale


War Images - the art of propaganda

(image bank)


Vintage Postcards (American dealers)

(many images on site, military and political propaganda especially)


Spanish Civil War posters (nearly 100 on-line)


The Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (University of Minnesota)

(many images of Nazi propaganda, including notgeld, postcards etc.)


WW1 & WW2 posters and postcards (hundreds)

(University of Minnesota Libraries)


Propaganda posters (mainly WW2) - over 500 scanned examples


Japanese postcards (Russo-Japanese war) presentation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Leonard Lauder collection)


French WW1 posters (105 online) at University of Illinois Library


(See additional information and links on my 'Wunderkammern' pages  including special sections on American Civil War envelopes, anti-war books and propaganda postcards/graphics)


Art Medals


Karl Goetz

(huge number of his medals scanned, see his WW1 satirical/propaganda examples)


More on WW1 german expressionist art medals (W Eberbach especially)


Lusitania Medal (Karl Goetz)


German Art Medals (sections on Ludwig Gies with 53 medals scanned & thematics)


German Society of Medallic Art

(producers of great publications)


Art Medals net - an international website of art medals

(emphasis is on art nouveau, but also has new artists)


Art Medal (focussed on Belgian and French art nouveau/deco medals)


British Art Medal Society

(gallery of images pages)


German Money Auction site

(lots of images)


Medals 4 Trade (uploads by collectors)


Coin Archives

(Auction images, excellent site)


(See additional information and links on my 'Wunderkammern' pages  including a special section on medallists Ludwig Gies and Karl Goetz)..




Richard Correll

(woodcut art in 1930s Seattle communist paper 'Voice of Action')


Lynd Ward woodcut novel 'Mad Mans Drum' on-line


Outsider Art


Raw Vision magazine

(International Journal of Intuitive and Visionary Art, Outsider Art, Art Brut, Contemporary Folk Art and Marginal Arts)


Intuit - The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art


The American Visionary Art Museum


The Anthony Petullo Collection of Self-Taught & Outsider Art


Scottish based artist grouping


Archives/Libraries Digital Collections


Please note that some on-line exhibitions will be in other relevant sections, i.e. if they relate to 'Illustration/Caricature'.




Museum of Modern Art

Exhibition, 'The Russian Avant-Garde Book 1910-1934'

Exhibition, 'Artists of Brucke, Themes in German Expressionist Prints'


Los Angeles County Museum of Art

On-Line Collections (Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies);dept=rifkind


Cornell University Library

'The Fantastic in Art and Fiction' exhibition (Angels & Demons, Danse Macabre, Weird Science, Bestiary, the Marvellous, the Grotesque, Possession & Insanity, Fantastic Space and Freaks, Monsters & Prodigies)

(295 amazing images from the collections)


Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Exhibition of Leonard A Lauder collection of Japanese postcards


The New York Public Library

New York Public Library exhibition on 'Utopia: The Search for the Ideal Society in the Western World'

(great resources pages on utopias)


Tate Galleries

Tate exhibition - 'Gothic Nightmares', 2006


British Printed Images To 1700

(images mainly from the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum)




Heidelberger University Library - The Heidelberger Totentanz (1488)


University of Houston Libraries Special Collections - full digitisation of 'Das Narrenschiff' or 'The Ship of Fools' by Sebastian Brant, woodcuts attributed to Albrecht Durer.






University of Glasgow  - Emblem Website


Emblem Project Utrecht - Dutch Love Emblems of the Seventeenth Century


Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbuttel - Emblem books


Bavarian State Library Project - Emblem Books


University of Illinois Library - German Emblem Books


Pennsylvania State University - The English Emblem Book Project


Memorial University of Newfoundland - Alciato's Book of Emblems





Throne Out

(not a political party or a pressure group but a website of royal baiting)


Movement Against the Monarchy (MAM)

(activist group)


Republic - The Campaign for an elected head of state




National Secular Society


British Humanist Association

Humanist Society of Scotland


4 Athiests

(American site, check out the links page)


Anti-Christian Voice

(a spoof site set up to undermine those nutters at the group 'Christian Voice'



(a site monitoring the militant faiths)


Wikipedia entry on 'Index Librorum Prohibitorum' (List of prohibited books drawn up by the Catholic Church from 1529-1966)


Peace Groups/Anti-Nuclear/Anti-Arms Trade


Disarm DSEi (Defence Systems and Equipment International) Shutdown Spearhead

(Protests against the world's biggest arms fair)


(Edinburgh) Stop The War Coalition


Trident Ploughshares


CND (CND Scotland)


NukeWatch Scotland


Woman in Black in Scotland


Campaign Against The Arms Trade


UXB Scotland

(Community against military occupation and contamination)


Conscience (The Peace Tax Campaign)


Anti-War Museum, Berlin






Friends of the Earth Scotland

(or in their own words 'Get your filthy hands off my future')


Rising Tide

(a network of groups against climate change)


Earth First

(worldwide environmental activists)


Government/Corporate Watching


Corporate Watch




They Work For You

(enables you to keep tabs on our elected representatives)



(Emphasis on UK and EU)



(Emphasis on USA and big business)


Wake Up Walmart


Walmart Watch




Stop Esso


McSpotlight (McDonalds)


Centres (for information and organisation)


Edinburgh -


Autonomous Centre Edinburgh (ACE)


The Forest

(arts and events space and Indymedia centre. Check out the CIA Nights collages)


Peace & Justice Resource Centre Edinburgh


Glasgow -


Glasgow Autonomous Project (GAP)


Glasgow Centre at George X Chalkboard


Saorsa Social Centre, Glasgow


Aberdeen - (not set up yet)


Dissent! Aberdeen


Aberdeen Anarchist Resistance

(old site)


Website media



(free to publish independent media)


Z Net (The Spirit of Resistance Lives)

(massive database of writings)


Spunk Library

(The Spunk Library collects and distributes literature in electronic format (old and new), with an emphasis on anarchism and related issues. Check their image resources)


Magazines/Newspapers (and on-line versions)






Morning Star

(daily socialist newspaper)


Counter Information - grass-roots resistance in Scotland

(newsletter produced by collective in Glasgow & Edinburgh)



(Direct action newsletter. Have DIY information on direct action and huge Links lists)


The Variant magazine


Scottish Socialist Voice (SSP publication)


Frontline magazine (A Marxist voice in the SSP)


Socialist Worker (SWP publication)


Direct Action

(great cover images!)


Left Curve



(culture revolution is their business and they do meet this aim as they do suggest solutions and not just point out the problems. They have great campaigns like 'Corporate Crackdown', 'Antipreuner', 'TV Turnoff', 'Un-brand America' and Buy Nothing Day').


World War Illustrated


Red Pepper


Scottish Left Review


Peace News


Freedom (Anarchist News and Views)


Class War

(great images!)


Black Flag



(Anarchist Federation magazine)


The Freethinker magazine

(secular humanist monthly going since 1881)



(American political newsletter)


Mute magazine

(culture and politics)




AK Press & Distribution

(radical publishers based in Edinburgh)



(radical bookshop in Edinburgh)



(radical bookshop in London)


Radical Bookshop History


Political Parties


Scottish Socialist Party


Socialist Workers Party

(publishes 'Socialist Worker', 'Socialist Review' and 'International Socialism')


Communist Party of Britain


Scottish Green Party


Activist Networks


The Agitator (Directory of autonomous, non-hierarchical groups, centres, bookshops and other organisations)

(hosted by Haringey Solidarity Group)


Globalise Resistance (UK and Scotland sites)

(an anti-capitalist alliance that seeks to unite different groups in opposition to neo-liberal and capitalist power)



(an anti-capitalist network of groups acting against the G8)


Reclaim The Streets


Activist Network

(the UK's radical cyberspace, a links portal)


Global Rising

(massive links pages of world organisations working towards global justice)


Anarchist organisation


Anarchist Federation


Anarchist Federation (Scotland)


Class War Federation



(Libertarian Community and Organising Resource for Britain). Formerly



(News service by and for anarchists)


InfoShop - resource of news, opinion and information


An Anarchist FAQ webpage


No Deal (Carnival For Full Enjoyment)


Thinking hard


Mark Thomas


John Pilger


Naom Chomsky


George Monbiot


Luther Blissett collective

(like their 'Avant-Bard' writings)


The Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation

(carrying work on for peace, human rights and social justice. Journal is 'The Spokesman')


Naomi Klein ('No Logo' book author)


Robert Fisk


Johann Hari


Utilitarianism (includes text of Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill)




Anti-Nazi League (Unite Against Fascism)


Human Rights/Civil Liberties




Survival for tribal peoples




Scotland Against Criminalising Communities


Defy ID (a network for active resistance)


NO2ID campaign


Index On Censorship (free expression)




Kate Sharpley Archive

(preserving the history of the anarchist movement)


Marx Memorial Library

(the place for books, pamphlets and periodicals on all aspects of Marxism, the science of Socialism and history of working-class movements)


International Institute of Social History

(One of the world's largest documentary and research institutions in the field of social history in general and the history of the labour movement in particular. Also hosts other organisations, virtual exhibitions and lots of helpful links).


Marxists Internet Archive

(an extensive virtual library. Includes full text of 'Utopia' by Thomas More, 'News From Nowhere' by William Morris)


An Online Research Centre On The History and Theory of Anarchism

(a virtual library includes fascinating historical pamphlets and periodicals)


Red Clydeside: A History of the Labour Movement in Glasgow 1910-1932 (Glasgow Digital Library resources)

(a gateway to images and information resources, including literature)


Working Class Movement Library (Salford, England)

(includes a list of 'Left Book Club' issues and bibliographical notes on John Heartfield and The Free German League Of Culture in Great Britain)


John MacLean Internet Archive


'Radical Glasgow'; online publication by John Couzin


'The Voice of Radicalism' - Online presentation at Aberdeen University Historic Collections




Defend Council Housing campaign


Trade Development


Trade Justice Movement


War On Want


World Development Movement


No Sweat


Sweatshop Watch




Edinburgh People's Festival




Maggie Thatcher's Dead

(says it all as they count down how long she has got)


City Strolls


1820 blog



 - Graphic Agitation (General)


The Indignant Eye: the artist as social critic in prints and drawings from the fifteenth century to Picasso (Ralph Shikes, Beacon Press, 1969)

Art Against War: 400 Years of Protest Art (DJR Bruckner, Seymour Chwast & Steven Heller, Abbeville Press, 1984)

Political Graphics: Art as a Weapon (Robert Philippe, Phaidon, 1982)

Simplicissimus, 180 Satirical Drawings from the German Weekly (Selection, Translations & Text by Stanley Appelbaum, Dover, 1975)

Simplicissimus 1896-1914 (Richard Christ (ed), Rutten & Loening, Berlin, 1972)

French Satirical Drawings From L'Assiette au Beurre (Selection, Translations & Text by Stanley Appelbaum, Dover, 1978)

L'Assiette au Beurre: revue satirique illustree 1901-1912 (Elisabeth et Michel Dixmier, Francois Maspero, 1974)

Art For The Masses, A Radical Magazine and its Graphics, 1911-1917 (Rebecca Zurier, Temple University Press, 1988)

Paris '68: Graffiti, posters, newspapers & poems of the events of May 1968 (Marc Rohan, Impact Books, 1988)

War Heads: Cartoonists Draw The Line (Steven Heller ed., Penguin, 1983)

Graphic Agitation, Social and Political Graphics since the Sixties (Liz McQuiston, Phaidon, 2004)

Graphic Agitation 2, Social and Political Graphics in the Digital Age (Liz McQuiston, Phaidon, 2004)

Peace Signs, The Anti-War Movement Illustrated (Ed. James Mann, Edition Olms Zurich, 2004)

2/15 the day the world said NO to war (Connie Koch, Hello & AK Press, 2003)

The Design Of Dissent (Milton Glaser & Mirko Ilic, Rockport Publishers, 2005)


Graphic Agitation (specific books)


Anti-War books -

Krieg dem Kriege volume 1 (Ernst Friedrich, Freie Jugend, Berlin, 1926)

Krieg dem Kriege volume 2 (Ernst Friedrich, Internationales Anti-Kriegs Museum, Berlin, 1930)

The Horror Of It: Camera Records of War's Gruesome Glories (Arranged by FA Barber, Historic Foundations, Brewer, Warren & Putnam, New York, 1932)

Covenants With Death (TA Innes & I Castle, Daily Express Publications, London, 1934)

The First World War: A Photographic History (Edited with captions by Lawrence Stallings, Daily Express Publications, London, 1933)


Artists -


Steve Bell, Apes of Wrath (Methuen & The Guardian, 2004)

The Tin-Pot Foreign General and the Old Woman (Raymond Briggs, Hamish Hamilton, 1984)


Bully! Master of the Global Merry-Go-Round (Sue Coe, Nation Books, 2004)

How to Commit Suicide in South Africa (Sue Coe & Holly Metz, Raw Books & Graphics, 1983)


Das Grauen Des Krieges (The Disasters of War) (Francisco Goya, Phaidon, 1937)

Los Caprichos (Francisco Goya, Dover, 1969)

The Disparates (Francisco Goya, National Touring Exhibitions, South Bank Centre, 1997)


George Grosz, Life And Work (Uwe Scheede, Gordon Fraser, 1979)

The Face of the Ruling Class by George Grosz (Allison & Busby, 1984, originally pub. in 1921)

The Day of Reckoning by George Grosz (Allison & Busby, 1984, originally pub. in 1925)


Karl Marx 'Capital' in lithographs' (Illustrations by Hugo Gellert, Ray Long & Richard Smith, New York, 1934)

Comrade Gulliver: An Illustrated Account of Travel into that Strange Country the United States of America (Illustrations by Hugo Gellert., GP Putnam's Sons, New York, 1935)

Aesop Said So (Illustrations by Hugo Gellert, Covici Friede, New York, 1936)


Passionate Journey: A Vision In Woodcuts (Frans Masereel, Dover reprint of 1919 original, 2007)

The City: A Vision In Woodcuts (Frans Masereel, Dover reprint of 1925 original, 2006)


Franco's Black Spain (Richard Watts jnr, illustrations by Luis Quintanilla, Reynal & Hitchcock, 1946)


Gerald Scarfe's People (Peter Owen Ltd, 1966)

Gerald Scarfe (Thames & Hudson, 1982)

Scarfe: Line Of Attack (Hamish Hamilton, 1988)

Gerald Scarfe, drawing blood, forty-five years of Scarfe uncensored (Little Brown, 2005)


America (Ralph Steadman, Straight Arrow Books, 1974)

Between The Eyes (Ralph Steadman, Jonathan Cape, 1984)

Scar Strangled Banger (Ralph Steadman, Harrap, 1987)

see Steadman's book illustrations in 'Illustration/Caricature' section below


Contempo: This American Tempo (Illustration by John Vassos, text by Ruth Vassos, EP Dutton & Company, 1929)

Ultimo: An Imaginative Narration of Life Under The Earth (Illustrations by John Vassos, text by Ruth Vassos, EP Dutton & Company, 1930)

Humanities (Illustrations by John Vassos, text by Ruth Vassos, EP Dutton & Company, 1935)

see more by Vassos in 'Illustration/Caricature' section below


The Psalms For Modern Life (Arthur Wragg, Selwyn & Blount, London, 1933)

Jesus Wept: a commentary in black and white on ourselves and the world today (Arthur Wragg, Selwyn & Blount, London, [c1937])

Seven Words (Arthur Wragg, Heinemann, London, 1939)

Thy Kingdom Come: a prayer in black and white for ourselves and the world today (Arthur Wragg, Selwyn & Blount, London, 1940)

The Lord's Prayer In Black And White (Arthur Wragg, Jonathan Cape, London, 1946)


 - Photomontage/Collage


(Artist A-Z, then general)

Ecstatic Incisions: The Collages of Freddie Baer (AK Press, 1992)

Roman Cieslewicz, Master of Graphic Design (Margo Rouard-Snowman, Thames and Hudson, 1993)


La Femme 100 Tetes (Max Ernst, Gerhardt Verlag, 1962, originally 1929)

Reve d'une petite fille qui voulet entrer au Carmel (Max Ernst, George Braziller, 1982, originally 1930)

Une Semaine De Bonte: A Surrealistic Novel in Collage by Max Ernst (Max Ernst, Dover reprint, 1976, originally 1934)

Max Ernst: Collages (Werner Spies, Thames & Hudson, 1991)


John Heartfield, AIZ/VI 1930-38 (David Evans, Kent Fine Art, 1992)

John Heartfield. Leben Und Werk, Dargestellt Von Seinem Bruder (Wieland Herzfelde, Veb Verlag Der Kunst, 1962)

Photomontages of the Nazi Period: John Heartfield (Gordon Fraser Gallery & Universe Books, 1977)

Montage: John Heartfield (Eckhard Siepman, Elefanten Press Galerie, 1977)

Deutschland Deutschland Uber Alles (Kurt Tucholsky & John Heartfield, translated from the german by Anne Halley, Amherst University of Massachusetts Press, 1972, reprint of original from 1929)


The Photomontages of Hannah Hoch (Peter Boswell etc al, Walker Art Center, 1997)

Jess: A Grand Collage 1915-1993 (Michael Auping et al, Buffalo Fine Arts Albright Knox Art Gallery, 1993)


Images for the End of the Century: Photomontage Equations (Peter Kennard, Journeyman Press, 1990)

Despatches from an Unofficial War Artist: Peter Kennard (Peter Kennard, Lund Humphries, 2000)


Moonglow, A Modern Adventure (Akbar del Piombo/Norman Rubington, Beach Books, 1969)

Fuzz Against Junk: The Saga of the Narcotics Brigade (Akbar del Piombo/Norman Rubington, Citadel Press, 1969, originally 1959)


The Cosmic Biscycle (Wilfred Satty, Straight Arrow Books, 1971)

Time Zone (Wilfred Satty, Straight Arrow Books, 1973)

The Annotated Dracula (Bram Stoker, Leonard Wolf, illustrations by Wilfred Satty, New English Library, 1975)

The Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe (Wilfred Satty, Warner Books, 1976)


Act Like Nothing's Wrong: The Montage Art of Winston Smith (Last Gasp, 2005)

Art Crime: The Montage Art of Winston Smith Vol. 2 (Last Gasp, 2005)

All Riot on the Western Front: The Montage Art of Winston Smith Vol. 3 (Last Gasp, 2005)


Kissing Toads (Cath Tate, Virago Press, 1987)

Karel Teige: L'Enfant Terrible of the Czech Modernist Avant-Garde (E Dluhosch, MIT Press, 1999)

Crass Art And Other Pre Post-Modernist Monsters (Gee Vaucher, AK Press & Exitstencil Press, 1999)

Stealworks, The Graphic Details of John Yates (AK Press & Active Distribution, 1994)


Photomontage (Dawn Ades, Thames and Hudson, 1976 & 1986 editions)

Photomontage: Experimental Photography Between The Wars (Michael Frizot (intro), Thames & Hudson, 1991)

History of Collage (Eddie Wolfram, Studio Vista, 1975)

Harter's Picture Archive For Collage And Illustration (Jim Harter (ed), Dover, 1978)

Machinery And Mechanical Devices: A Treasury of Nineteenth-Century Cuts (William Rowe, Dover, 1987)

Collage Sourcebook: Exploring The Art & Techniques Of Collage (Atkinson, Harrison & Grasdal, Apple Press, 2004)


- Photography


Czech Photographic Avant-Garde 1918-1948 (Vladimir Birgus (ed), The MIT Press, 2002)

Futurism & Photography (Giovanni Lista, Merrell & Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 2001)

Fotografia Publica: Photography in print 1919-1939 (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 2000)

Photo-Eye: 76 photos of the period (Franz Roh & Jan Tschichold (eds), Verlag Ernst Wasmuth Tubingen, reprint, 1973)

Photography as Art (Volker Kahmen, Studio Vista, 1974)

Creative Photography (Aaron Scharf, Studio Vista, 1965)


 - Illustration


(Artists A-Z. The editions listed are mostly those which can be easily obtained as opposed to the first editions).

Both Sides of Love: Selected Poems (Alexander Korotko, illustrations by Alexander Aksinin, Kiev Publishing Centre, 2005)

The Dirty Business: A Poem About War (Tom Scott, illustrations by Rachael Atkinson and Robert Cullen, Luath Press, 1986)

The Gods Are Athirst (Anatole France, illustrations by John Austen, The Bodley Head Ltd., 1933)


Iconologia (Leonard Baskin, Andre Deutsch, 1988)

Cave Birds: an alchemical cave drama (Poems by Ted Hughes, drawings by Leonard Baskin, Faber & Faber, 1978)


Aubrey Beardsley (Brian Reade, Studio Vista, 1967)

V. Mayakovski: Vladimir Ilich Lenin: Poema (Illustrations by D Bisti, Editorial Raduga, Moscu, 1984)


Folk Tales of Beasts & Men collected in Flanders (Jean de Bosschere, William Heinemann, 1918)

see more by Bosschere in special sections below


Juvenal: A Satire on Woman (Intro. FA Wright, illustrations by RB Brook-Greaves, The Casanova Society, n.d. [early 1930s] )

The Poets Eye (Anthology chosen by Geoffrey Grigson with lithographs by John Craxton, Frederick Muller Ltd., 1944)


Gustav Dore: A Biography (Dan Malan, MCE Publishing Co., 1996)

Gustav Dore's illustrations for Don Quixote (Dover,  1982, originally 1863)

Gustav Dore: London, A Pilgrimage (Dover, 2004, originally 1872)

Gustav Dore's illustrations for The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Dover, 2005, originally 1862)

Gustav Dore's illustrations for Perrault Fairy Tales (Dover, 1970, originally 1862)

Gustav Dore's illustrations for Orlando Furioso (Dover, 1980, originally 1879)

Gustav Dore's illustrations for Fables of La Fontaine (Dover, 2003, originally 1867)

Gustav Dore's illustrations for Paradise Lost (Dover, 1994, originally 1866)

Gustav Dore's illustrations for The Divine Comedy (Dover, 1976, originally 1861)

The Rare And Extraordinary History of Holy Russia (Gustav Dore, Library Press, 1971, originally 1854)

see more by Dore in special sections below


The Black Girl In Search Of God And Some Lesser Tales (Bernard Shaw, wood engravings by John Farleigh, Constable & Company, London, 1934)


Unlikely Stories, Mostly (Alasdair Gray, Canongate, 1983)

Lanark: A Life In Four Books (Alasdair Gray, Paladin/Grafton, 1987)

Poor Things (Alasdair Gray, Penguin 1993)


Just So Stories: For Little Children (Rudyard Kipling, illustrations by author, Book Club Associates, 1976)

Troll in Norway by Theodor Kittelsen (Eli Ketilsson, JM Stenersens Forlag, 1989)


The Drawings of Heinrich Kley (Dover, 1961, originally 1909 & 1910)

More Drawings of Heinrich Kley (Dover, 1962, originally 1912 & 1920)


The Other Side (Alfred Kubin, trans. by Mike Mitchell, Dedalus, 2000, originally 1908)

The Legend of the Golem (Ivana Pechackova, illustrations by Petr Nikl, Meander, 2004)

The Flying Castle: A Poem by Michael Burn (Michael Burn, illustrations by Richard MacDonald, Rupert-Hart Davis, 1954)

The Luck in the Head (M John Harrison, illustrations by Ian Miller, VG Graphic Novels, 1991)

All Quiet On The Western Front (Folio Society edition: Erich Maria Remarque, lithographs by Charles Keeping, 1966)

Sidney Sime: Master of the Mysterious (Simon Heneage & Henry Ford, Thames & Hudson, 1980)


Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S Thompson, illustrations by Ralph Steadman, Flamingo, 1993, originally 1972)

Fear And Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 (Hunter S Thompson, illustrations by Ralph Steadman, Flamingo, 1994, originally 1973)

Cherrywood Cannon (Ralph Steadman & Dimitri Sidjanski, Paddington Press Ltd., 1978)

I Leonardo (Ralph Steadman, Jonathan Cape, 1983)

The Big I Am (Ralph Steadman, Jonathan Cape, 1988)

see more Ralph Steadman books in 'Graphic Agitation' section above and special sections below


Phobia (Illustrated by John Vassos, Covici, Friede, 1931)

Elegy in a Country Church-Yard (Thomas Gray, illustrated by John Vassos, EP Dutton & Company, 1930)

John Vassos: Contempo, Phobia and other graphic interpretations (John Vassos, Dover, 1976)

see more by John Vassos in 'Graphic Agitation' section above and special sections below


Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell, illustrated by Alex Williamson, Secker & Warburg, 1999)


Mervyn Peake: Writings & Drawings (Maeve Gilmore & Shelagh Johnson, Academy Editions, 1974)

The Adventures of the Young Soldier in Search of The Better World (CEM Joad, illustrated by Mervyn Peake, Faber & Faber Ltd., London, 1943)


Poems 1937-1942 by David Gascoyne (Illustrations by Graham Sutherland, Nicholson & Watson, London, 1943)


Gods' Man: A Novel in Woodcuts (Lynd Ward, Dover reprint, 2004, originally 1929)

Mad Man's Drum: A Novel in Woodcuts (Lynd Ward, Dover reprint, 2005, originally 1930)

see more by Lynd Ward in special sections below


Der Deutsche Spielmann: Vol. 28: Tod (Ernst Weber, illustrations by Matthaus Schiestl, George DW Callwey, Munich, 1907)

The Patriot's Progress: Being the Vicissitudes of Pte John Bullock (Henry Williamson, woodcuts by William Kermode, Geoffrey Bles 1930)

Jay's Journal of Anomalies (Ricky Jay, The Quantuck Lane Press, 2003)


Illustration (classics)


Special sections on books that have been illustrated by many different artists. These are stories that lend themselves to great artistic visions. The editions listed are mostly those which can be easily obtained as opposed to the first editions. (Author-A-Z)




Droll Stories (Honore de Balzac, illustrated by Gustave Dore, Bell Publishing, 1977, originally 1855)

Ten Droll Tales (Honore de Balzac, illustrated by Jean de Bosschere, The Bodley Head, 1926)




The Complete Illustrated Works of Lewis Carroll (Chancellor Press, 1987) - including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by John Tenniel in 1865, Through The Looking Glass illustrated by John Tenniel in 1872, Phantasmagoria and Other Poems illustrated by Arthur B Frost in 1883, A Tangled Tale illustrated by Arthur B Frost in 1885, The Hunting of the Snark illustrated by Henry Holiday in 1876 and Sylvia and Bruno and Sylvia and Bruno Concluded illustrated by Harry Furniss in 1889 and 1893.

The Hunting of the Snark (Lewis Carroll, illustrations by Mervyn Peake, Chatto & Windus, 1941)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass (Lewis Carroll, illustrations by Mervyn Peake, Methuen, 1978, originally 1946)

The Complete Alice and The Hunting of the Snark (Lewis Carroll, illustrations by Ralph Steadman, Jonathan Cape, 1986, originally 1967, 1972 & 1975)




Gustav Dore's illustrations for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Dover, 1971, originally 1976)

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Samuel Taylor Coleridge, illustrations by Mervyn Peake, Chatto and Windus, 1943)




Faust (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, illustrations by Harry Clarke, Harrap Ltd, 1985, originally 1925)




Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination illustrated by Harry Clarke (Chancellor Press re-print, 1985, original 1919)

Gustav Dore's illustrations for The Raven (Dover 1996, originally 1883)

Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (Edgar Allan Poe, illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg, Random House, 1944)

Fantastiche Vertellingen (Edgar Allan Poe, illustrations by Albert Hahn jnr, HD Tyeenk Willink & Son, 1930)

Alberto Martini: illustratore di Edgar Allan Poe (J Cortazar, R Tassi and M Lorandi, Franco Maria Ricci, 1984, compilation of work originally executed between 1905-1909)

Tales Of Mystery And Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe, illustrations by Ian Miller, Oxford University Press, 2000)

Poe's Tales of Mystery & Imagination illustrated by Arthur Rackham (Harrap, 1979, originally 1935)

Tales of Suspense (Edgar Allan Poe, illustrations by Steve Salerno, Reader's Digest, 1992)

The Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe (Wilfred Satty, Warner Books, 1976)




Fantastic Creatures: 122 Bizarre Beings (Dover {Republication of Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 1565}, 1995)

Gustav Dore's illustrations for Rabelais (Dover, 1979, originally 1854)

The Works of Mr Francis Rabelais (Illustrated by W Heath Robinson, Navarre Society, London, 1931)




Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus (Mary Woollstonecraft Shelley, illustrated by Lynd Ward, New Orchard Editions, 1986, originally 1934)




The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (WA Dwiggins, Random House, 1929)

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (SG Hulme-Beaman, John Lane/The Bodley Head Ltd, 1930)

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (Mervyn Peake, Folio Society, 1948)

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (University of Nebraska Press, Barry Moser, 1990)

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde: A Graphic Novel (Lorenzo Mattoti & Jerry Kramsky, NBM Comics Lit, 2002)

Pictures of the Mind: The Illustrated Robert Louis Stevenson (John Scally, National Library of Scotland & Canongate, 1994)

Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Mervyn Peake, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1949)

Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Ralph Steadman, Harrap Ltd, 1985)




Candide (Voltaire, illustrated by Alan Odle, George Routledge & Sons, 1922)

Candide And Other Romances (Voltaire, illustrated by Norman Tealby, John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd, 1929)




Salome: A Tragedy In One Act by Oscar Wilde (Illustrated by John Vassos, EP Dutton & Company, 1927)

The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde (Illustrated by John Vassos, EP Dutton & Company, 1928)

The Harlot's House and other Poems by Oscar Wilde (Illustrated by John Vassos, EP Dutton & Company, 1929)


 - Caricature


(also see other cartoon artists in the 'Graphic Agitation' and 'Military Propaganda' sections above/below)

The Prime Ministers: An Irreverent Political History in Cartoons (Kenneth Baker, Thames & Hudson, 1995)

The Kings and Queens: An Irreverent Cartoon History of the British Monarchy (Kenneth Baker, Thames & Hudson, 1996)

George III: A Life in Caricature (Kenneth Baker, Thames & Hudson, 2007)

George IV: A Life in Caricature (Kenneth Baker, Thames & Hudson, 2005)

The Genius of William Hogarth (Stuart Barton (text), RA Curtis (ed), Lyle Publications, 1975)

Wars of Empires in Cartoons (Mark Bryant, Grub Street Publishing, 2008)


Drawing Conclusions: Cartoon History of Anglo-Irish Relations 1798-1998 (Roy Douglas, Blackstaff Press Ltd., 1998)

Great Nations Still Enchained: Cartoonists' Vision of Empire 1848-1914 (Roy Douglas, Routledge, 1993)

Between The Wars 1919-1939: The Cartoonists' Vision (Roy Douglas, Routledge, 1992)


Masters of Caricature from Hogarth and Gillray to Scarfe and Levine (William Feaver, ed. Ann Gould, Alfred A Knopf, 1981)


Die Juden in der Karikatur (Eduard Fuchs, Albert Langen, Munich, 1921)

Die Karikatur der europaischen Volker, 2 volumes, to 1848 and from 1848-World War One (Eduard Fuchs, Albert Langen, Munich, 1903)

see more by Fuchs in the 'Military Propaganda' section below


Hogarth-Cruickshank: Social Change in Graphic Satire (Dorothy George, Viking, 1987)

James Gillray and the Art of Caricature (Richard T Godfrey et al, Tait, 2001)

Honore Daumier 1808-1879 (The Armand Hammer Daumier Collection, 1981)

Parlons Francais (Paul Iribe, Libraire Floury, Paris, 1934)

Europas Fursten Im Sittenspiegel Der Karikatur (Gustave Kahn, Herman Schmidt, Berlin, 1908)

Blood & Laughter, Caricatures from the 1905 Revolution (David King & Cathy Porter, Jonathan Cape, 1983)

Winsor McCay: Editorial Works (Checker Book Publishing, 2007)

Stabbed in the Front: Post War General Election Through Political Cartoons (Alan Mumford, University of Kent, 2001)

Let Cowards Flinch (Sagittarius, illustrated by Vicky, Turnstile Press, London, 1947)

The Caricatures of George Cruickshank (J Wardroper, Gordon Fraser, 1977)

The Cartoon History of Britain (Michael Wynn Jones, Tom Stacey, 1971)

The Cartoon History of the American Revolution (Michael Wynn Jones, Putnam, 1975)

A Cartoon History of the Monarchy (Michael Wynn Jones, MacMillan, 1978)

20th Century Studies, Politics in cartoon and caricature (Various contributors, December 1975, number 13/14)

Bismarck in der karikatur des auslands (Deutsches Historisches Museum, 1990)




The English Struwwelpeter or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures For Little Children (Heinrich Hoffmann, Literarische Anstalt, London, n.d.)

The Political Struwwelpeter (Harold Begbie, illustrations by F Carruthers Gould, Grant Richards, London, 1899)

The Struwwelpeter Alphabet (Harold Begbie, illustrations by F Carruthers Gould, Grant Richards, London, 1900)

Swollen-Headed William (after the German!) (EV Lucas, illustrations by George Morrow, Methuen & Co. Ltd, London, 1914)

Der Kriegs-Struwwelpeter. Lustige Bilder und Verse (Karl Ewald Olszewski, Holbein Verlag, Munich, 1915)

Struwwelhitler: A Nazi Story Book by Doctor Schrecklichkeit (Robert and Philip Spence, Haycock Press, London, 1941)

Truffle Eater: Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures (Oistros - Humbert Wolfe, Arthur Baker, London, 1933)


 - Military Propaganda



(also see above for some Struwwelpeter military satires)

The Crown Prince's First Lesson Book or Nursery Rhymes for the Times (George H Powell, illustrations Scott Calder, Grant Richards Ltd. London, 1914)

Kultur Cartoons (Will Dyson, Stanley Paul & Co., London, 1915)

The Rubaiyat of William The War-Lord (St John Hamund, illustrations Scott Calder, Grant Richards Ltd. London, 1915)

The Kaiser's Garland (Edmund J Sullivan, William Heinemann, London, 1915)

Raemaekers' Cartoons Volume 1 (The Land & Water Edition, London, 1916)

Raemaekers' Cartoons Volume 2 (The Land & Water Edition, London, 1916)

Malice In Kulturland (Horace Wyatt, illustrations by W Tell, The Car Illustrated, London, 1914)

The Wipers Times: a facsimile reprint of the trench magazines (Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1918)

Mr Punch's History of the Great War (Punch, Cassell & Company, London, 1919)

Der Weltkrieg in der Karikatur (Eduard Fuchs, Albert Langen, 1916)

The Book of William: with Apologies to Edward Lear author of the Book of Nonsense (Anon, F Warne, 1914)

Adolf in Blunderland : A Political Parody of Lewis Carroll's Famous Story (James Dyrenforth & Max Kester, illustrated by Norman Mansbridge, Frederick Muller, London, 1939)

Spirit of the Soviet Union: anti-nazi cartoons and posters (Various artists, preface by Lord Beaverbrook, The Pilot Press, 1942)

Jesters In Earnest: cartoons by Czechoslovak Artists (Various artists, forward by David Low, John Murray, London, 1944)

Nachtmerrie over Nederland: ein herinnerings album (LJ Jordaan, De Groene Amsterdammer, 1945)

Hitler-ein Deutsches Verhängnis (Ernst Niekisch, illustrated by A Paul Weber, Widerstandsverlag, 1932)

Britische Bilder: 48 politische zeichnungen (A Paul Weber, Nibelungen, 1943)

Making Hitler Look Silly: Cartoons and Posters by the Soviet artists Kukryniksi (Soviet War News London, 1945)



The Boer War in Postcards (Ian McDonald, Wrens Park Publishing, 2001)

First World War Posters (Imperial War Museum, 1981)

Till The Boys Come Home: The Picture Postcards of the First World War (Tonie & Valmai Holt, MacDonald & Jane's, 1977)

The Great War 1914-1918: The Cartoonists' Vision (Roy Douglas, Routledge, 1995)

War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication (James Aulich, Thames & Hudson, 2007)

Propaganda, The Art of Persuasion: World War II, An Allied And Axis Visual Record, 1933-1945 (Anthony Rhodes, Magna Books, 1993)

Heckling Hitler, Caricatures of the Third Reich (Zbynek Zeman, IB Tauris & Co. Ltd., 1987)

A Cartoon War, World War Two in Cartoons (Joseph Darracott, Leo Cooper, 1989)

World War Two In Cartoons (Mark Bryant, Grub Street Publishing, 2005)

Second World War Posters (Imperial War Museum, 1972)

I'll Be Seeing You: Picture Postcards of World War II (Tonie & Valmai Holt, Moorland Publishing, 1987)

The World War 1939-1945: The Cartoonists' Vision (Roy Douglas, Routledge, 1991)

Cartoonists At War (Frank E Huggett, Windward, 1981)

The Palette and the Flame, Posters of the Spanish Civil War (ed. John Tisa, Collet's 1980)


 - German Expressionism


Phaidon encyclopaedia of Expressionism (Lionel Richard, Phaidon, 1978)

Expressionist Book Illustration in Germany 1907-1927 (Lothar Lang, Thames and Hudson, 1976)

German Expressionist Prints: The Marcia & Granvil Specks Collection (Milwaukee Art Museum & Hudson Hills Press, 2003)

Kathe Kollwitz, Graphics, Posters, Drawings (ed. Rinate Hinz, Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative, 1981)

The Verbal And Visual Art of Alfred Kubin (Philip H Rhein, Ariadne Press, 1989)

Kubin's Dance of Death & Other Drawings (Dover, 1973)

Expressionist Utopias, Paradise, Metropolis, Architectural Fantasy (Timothy O Benson et al, University of California Press & Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2001)

Modern Architecture and Expressionism (Dennis Sharp, Longmans, 1966)

Eloquent Concrete (Rex Raab, Arne Klingborg, Ake Fant, Rudolf Steiner Press, 1979)

The Haunted Screen (Lotte H Eisner, University of California Press, 1973)

German Expressionism: Documents from the end of the Wilhelmine Empire to the Rise of National Socialism (Ed: Rose-Carol Washton Long, University of California Press, 1995)

German Expressionism 1915-1925: The Second Generation (Stephanie Barrow, Prestel, 1989)

German Expressionist Sculpture (Stephanie Barrow, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1983)


 - Avant-Garde Magazines/Books


The Russian Avant-Garde Book, 1910-1934 (Margit Rowell and Deborah Wye, The Museum of Modern Art, 2003)

Wendingen, A Journal For The Arts, 1918-1932 (Martijn F Le Coultre, Princeton Architectural Press, 2001)

Merz to Emigre and Beyond: Avant-Garde Magazine Design of the Twentieth Century (Steven Heller, Phaidon, 2003)


 - Graphic Design


The Lubok: Russian Folk Pictures 17th to 19th century (Introduction and selection by Alla Sytova, Aurora Art Publishers, 1984)

Popular Print in England (Sheila O'Connell, British Museum Press, 1999)

The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects (Marshall McLuhan & Quentin Fiore, Penguin, 1969)

Icons of Graphic Design (Steven Heller & Mirko Ilic, Thames & Hudson, 2001)

Graphic Style: From Victorian To Post-Modern (Steven Heller & Seymour Chwast, Thames & Hudson, 1988)

The Dictionary of Visual Language (Philip Thompson & Peter Davenport, Bergstrom Books & Boyle Books Ltd., 1980)

Encyclopaedia of Graphic Design & Designers (Allan & Isabella Livingstone, Thames & Hudson, 1992)

Cover Story: the art of American magazine covers 1900-1950 (Steven Heller & Louise Fili, Chronicle Books, 1996)

Front Page: Covers of the Twentieth Century (Stephanie Duperray & Raphaele Vidaling (textx), Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003)

Fucked Up And Photocopied, Instant Art of the Punk Rock Movement (Turcotte & Miller, Ginko Press, 1999)

Punk on 45: Revolutions on Vinyl 1976-1979 (Gavin Walsh, Plexus Publishing, 2005)

Penguin By Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005 (Phil Baines, Penguin Books, 2005)

Seven Hundred Penguins (Penguin Books, 2007)

The Gehenna Press: The work of fifty years 1942-1992 (Catalogue of an exhibition, Bridwell Library & The Gehenna Press, 1992)

Art Of The Japanese Postcard: Masterpieces From The Leonard Lauder Collection (Morse, Rimer & Brown, Lund Humphries, 2004)

A Treasury of Bookplates: From the Renaissance to the Present (Fridolf Johnson, Dover 1978)


200 Trips from the Counterculture: Graphics and Stories from the Underground Press Syndicate (Jean-Francois Bizot, Thames & Hudson, 2006)

Notes from Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture (Stephen Duncombe, Verso Books, 1997)

DIY: The Rise of Lo-Fi Culture (Amy Spencer, Marion Boyars Pub., 2005)

Vol. 1 Zines (Vivian Vale, V/Search, 1996)

Vol. 2 Zines (Vivian Vale, V/Search, 1996)


 - Modern Art (general)


Romanticism (Jean Clay, Chartwell Books Inc., 1981)

Gothic Nightmares: Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic Imagination (Martin Myrone et al, Tate Publishing, 2006)

Japonisme (Siegfried Wichmann, Thames & Hudson, 2007)

Symbolism (Michael Gibson, Taschen, 2006)

The Cubist Epoch (Douglas Cooper, Phaidon, 1976)

Dada, Art and Anti-Art (Hans Richter, Thames and Hudson, 1997)

Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism (Museum of Modern Art, ed. Alfred H Barr Jr. & essays by Georges Hugnet, 1947)

Dada & Surrealism (Robert Short, Octopus, 1980)

Phaidon encyclopaedia of Surrealism (Rene Passeron, Phaidon, 1978)

Surrealist Drawings (Frantisek Smejkal, Octopus Books, 1974)

Surrealism: Desire Unbound (Jennifer Mundy & Dawn Ades, Tate Publishing, 2001)

The Blaue Reiter Almanac (Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc (eds), Tate Publishing reprint, 2006)

A History of the Modern Movement: Art, Architecture, Design (Kurt Rowland, Looking and Seeing, 1973)

Art and Power: Europe under the dictators 1930-1945 (The 23rd Council of Europe exhibition, Hayward Gallery, 1996)

Images of Horror And Fantasy (Gert Schiff, Academy Editions, 1980)

Art of the Holocaust (Janet Blatter & Sybil Milton, The Rutledge Press, 1981)

The Artist in his Studio (Alexander Liberman, Thames & Hudson, 1969)

Cobra: The Last Avant-Garde Movement of the Twentieth Century (Willemijn Stokvis, Lund Humphries, 2004)

500 Self-Portraits (Phaidon, 2004)

The Arcimboldo Effect: Transformations of the Face from the 16th to the 20th Century (Pontus Hulten, Thames & Hudson, 1987)

Avant-Garde British Printmaking 1914-1960 ( Frances Carey, British Museum Press, 1990)

The Waking Dream: Fantasy and the Surreal in Graphic Art (Edward Lucie-Smith, Thanes & Hudson, 1975)

A History of Wood Engraving (Albert Garret, Bloomsbury Books, 1986)


 - Artists (general A-Z)


Francis Bacon (John Russell, Thames & Hudson, 1993)

William Blake (Kathleen Raine, Thames & Hudson, 1971)

The Garden Of Earthly Delights: Hieronymus Bosch (John Rowlands, Phaidon, 1977)

Pieter Bruegel The Elder (Wolfgang Stechow, Harry Abrams, 1969)

Bruegel Drawings: A Complete Edition (Ludwig Munz, Phaidon, 1961)

Joseph Cornell (Kynaston McShine, Prestel Verlag, 1990)

Ken Currie: The Age of Uncertainty (Glasgow Print Studio, 1992)

Dali: The Paintings (Robert Descharnes & Gilles Neret, Taschen, 2006)

50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship (Salvador Dali, Dover, 1992)

Otto Dix, Der Krieg - The War (5 Continents Editions & Historial de la Grande Guerre, 2003)

The Doyle Diary: Charles Altamont Doyle (Michael Baker intro., Paddington Press Ltd, 1978)

The Complete Woodcuts of Albrecht Durer (Dr Willi Kurth (ed), Dover, 1963)

The Drawings (Stanley Appelbaum, Dover, 1970)

The Complete Engravings, Etchings and Drypoints (Albrecht Durer, Dover, 1973)

James Ensor: Etchings (Exhibition catalogue, from the collection of Gemeentekrediet Van Belgie, 1979)

MC Escher: The Graphic Work (Taschen, 1992)

The Essential Max Ernst (Uwe M Schneede, Thames & Hudson, 1972)

Lyonel Feininger (Ulrich Luckhardt, Prestel, 1989)

Juan Genoves (Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. sale catalogue, 1967)

HR Giger www HR Giger com (Taschen, 1996)

Urs Graf (Emil Major & Erwin Gradmann, Home & Van Thal, 1947)

Thoughts of a Hangman: Woodcuts of Bill Hamper aka Billy Childish (Aquarium, 2006)

The Dance of Death (Hans Holbein, Dover, 1972)

Peter Howson (Robert Heller, Momentum, 2003)

Shadows of a Hand: The Drawings of Victor Hugo (Florian Rodari et al, Merrel Holberton, 1998)

Passionate Paint: The Art of Lys Hansen (Giles Sutherland (ed), Mainstream Publishing, 1998)

Hundertwasser: The Painter With The Five Skins (Pierre Restany, Taschen, 2001)

Mikhail Larionov and the Russian Avant-Garde (Anthony Parton, Princeton University Press, 1993)

Rene Magritte (Patrick Waldberg, Andre De Rache, 1965)

Alberto Martini, Simbolista (Marco Lorandi, Galleria Del Levante, 1978)

Alberto Martini (Marco Lorandi, Electa, 1985)

The Artist in his World: Prints 1986-1997: Ian McCulloch (Ian McCulloch, Argyll Publishing, 1998)

The Art of Will MacLean: Symbols of Survival 1974-2002 (Duncan MacMillan, Mainstream Publishing, 2002)

Michelangelo: Paintings, Sculpture, Architecture (Ludwig Goldscheider, Phaidon, 1986)

Edvard Munch (JP Hodin, Thames & Hudson, 1987)

Samuel Palmer: Vision and Landscape 1805-1881 (William Vaughan et al, Lund Humphries, 2007)

Eduardo Paolozzi (Fiona Pearson, National Galleries of Scotland, 1999)

Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective (William Rubin (ed), Museum of Modern Art & Thames & Hudson, 1980)

Picasso working on paper (Anne Baldassari, Merrell, 2000)

Piranesi: Selected Etchings (Giovanni Battista, Icons series, Taschen, 2001)

Posada's Popular Mexican Prints: 273 cuts by Jose Guadalupe Posada (Roberto Berdecio & Stanley Appelbaum, Dover, 1972)

Odilon Redon (Carolyn Keay (ed), Academy Editions, 1977)

The Graphic Works of Odilon Redon (Alfred Werner, Dover, 2005)

The Dreamtime Book: Australian Aboriginal Myths In Paintings (Text: Charles P Mountford, Images: Ainslie Roberts, Rigby Ltd, 1974)

Egon Schiele: Drawings and Watercolours (Jane Kallir & Ivan Vartanian, Thames & Hudson, 2003)

Art of Graham Sutherland (John Hayes, Phaidon, 1980)

Vladimir Tatlin and the Russian Avant-Garde (John Milner, Yale University Press, 1984)


 - Germany Modern (general)


The Weimar Years: a culture cut short (John Willett, Thames & Hudson, 1984)

The New Sobriety: Art & Politics in the Weimar Period 1917-1933 (John Willett, Thames & Hudson, 1987)

German Modern, Graphic Design from Wilhelm to Weimar (Steven Heller & Louise Fili, Chronicle Books, 1998)

Bauhaus (eds. Jeannine Fiedler & Peter Feierabend, Konemann, 2000)

Comic Grotesque: Wit And Mockery In German Art 1870-1940 (Pamela Kort (ed.), Neue Galerie & Prestel, 2004)

Modern German Art (Peter Thoene, A Pelican Special, 1938)

Der Arbeiter Fotograf: Documente und Beitrage zur Arbeiterfotografie 1926-1932 (Richard Weber et al, Prometh Verlag, 1978)

Degenerate Art, The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany (Stephanie Barron et al, Los Angeles County Museum of Art & Harry N Abrams, 1991)Exiles and Emigres: The Flight of European Artists from Hitler (Stephanie Barron et al, Los Angeles County Museum of Art & Harry N Abrams, 1997)


 - Russia Modern (general)


New Worlds, Russian Art & Society 1900-1937 (David Elliot, Thames & Hudson, 1986)

New Graphic Design in Revolutionary Russia (Szymon Bojko, Lund Humphries, 1972)

Art In Revolution: Soviet Art & Design Since 1917 (Exhibition catalogue, Hayward Gallery, 1971)


 - Italy Modern (general)


Futurist Manifestos: The Documents of 20th Century Art (ed. Umbro Apollonio, Viking Press, 1973)

Futurismo 1909-1919, Exhibition of Italian Futurism (Exhibition catalogue, Northern Arts & The Scottish Arts Council, 1973)

Futurism (Caroline Tisdall and Angelo Bozzolla, Thames & Hudson, 1977)


 - Arts & Crafts


Art Nouveau (Lara-Vinca Masini, Edizioni Falco, 1989)

Wonderful Wiener Werkstatte, Design in Vienna 1903-1932 (Christian Brandstatter, Thames & Hudson, 2003)


Exploration in Wood: The Furniture & Sculpture of Tim Stead (Giles Sutherland, No Butts Publishing, 1993)


 - Stage Design


Edward Gordon Craig 1872-1966 (George Nash, Exhibition Catalogue, Victoria & Albert Museum, 1967)

Erwin Piscator, The Political Theatre (translated with notes by Hugh Rorrison, Eyre Methuen, 1980)

The Cabaret (Lisa Appignanesi, Studio Vista, 1975)

Pink Floyd's The Wall: In the studio, on stage and on screen (Jeff Bench & Daniel O'Brien, Reynolds & Hearn, 2004)

Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas: The Film, The Art, The Vision (Frank Thompson, Disney, 1993)


 - Posters


The Poster in History (Max Gallo, WW Norton & Company, 2000)

Posters: A Concise History (John Barnicoat, Thames & Hudson, 1988)

A Century of Posters (Martijn F Le Coultre & Alston W Purvis, Lund Hunphries, 2002)


The Bolshevik Poster (Stephen White, Yale University, 1998)

The Soviet Political Poster 1917-1980 (Penguin, from the USSR Lenin Library Collection, 1985)

Anschlage: Politische Plakate in Deutschland 1900-1970 (Buchergilde Gutenberg, 1973)

The Modern Dutch Poster: The First Fifty Years (Stephen S Prokopoff (ed), Marcel Franciscono (text), The MIT Press, 1987)

The Book of the International Film Poster (Gregory J Edwards, Tiger Books International, 1985)

Images of an Era: the American Poster 1945-1975 (Exhibition Catalogue, National Collection of Fine Arts, 1975)

iRevolucion!, Cuban Poster Art (Lincoln Cushing, Chronicle Books, 2003)

High Art: A History of the Psychedelic Poster (Ted Owen & Denise Dickson, Sanctuary Publishing, 1999)

Plakat Polski: The Polish Poster (Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza, 1979)

Evil Doesn't Live Here: Posters from the Bosnian War (Daoud Sarhandi & Alina Boboc, Laurence King, 2001)


 - Primitive Arts


Primitivism in 20th Century Art (Museum of Modern Art, ed. William Rubin, 2 vols, 1994)

Gods and Demons in Primitive Art (Cottie Burland, Hamlyn, 1973)

Oceanic Art (Anthony JP Meyer, Konemann, 2 vols, 1995)

Black Africa, Masks, Sculpture, Jewellery (Laure Meyer, Terrail 1992)

Inuit Art: An Introduction (Ingo Hessel, 1998)

Art of the Northwest Coast Indians (Robert Bruce Inverarity, University of California Press, 1950)

Before Cortes: Sculpture Of Middle America (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970)


 - Sculpture


Encyclopedia of Medieval Church Art (Edward Tasker, Batsford Ltd., 1994)

The Gargoyle Book: 572 examples from Gothic Architecture (Lester Burbank Bridham, Dover, 2006)

Stones: 18th Century Scottish Gravestones (Betty Willsher & Doreen Hunter, Canongate, 1978)

Megalithomania: Artists, Antiquarians and Archaeologists at the old stone monuments (John Mitchell, Thames & Hudson, 1982)

Direct Metal Sculpture, creative techniques and appreciation (Dona Meilach & Don Seiden, Allan & Unwin Ltd., 1966)

Modern Sculpture, A Concise History (Herbert Read, Thames & Hudson, 2000)

Sculpture in Britain Between the Wars (exhibition catalogue, Benedict Read & Peyton Skipwith, Fine Art Society, 1986)

Art in the Garden, Installations, Glasgow Garden Festival (Glasgow Garden Festival & Graham Murray, 1988)

Chapunga: Custom & Legend, A Culture In Stone (Royal Botanic Gardens Kew exhibition, 2000)

Ceramic Figures: a directory of artists (Michael Flynn, A & C Black, 2002)


Savage Messiah: A Biography of the Sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (HS Ede, Gordon Fraser, 1971)

Henry Moore (David Sylvester, The Arts Council of Great Britain, 1968)

Henry Moore (Herbert Read, Thames & Hudson, 1965)

Barbara Hepworth (AM Hammacher, Thames & Hudson, 1989)

Art and Revolution: Ernst Neizvestny and the role of the artist in the USSR (John Berger, Pelican, 1969)


 - Architecture


Architecture Without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture (Bernard Rudofsky, Doubleday & Co., 1964)

The Prodigious Builders: notes towards a natural history of architecture with special regard to those species that are traditionally neglected or downright ignored (Bernard Rudofsky, Secker & Warburg, 1977)

Eccentric Style (Deidi von Schaewen, Icons series, Taschen, 2002)

Fantasy Worlds (John Maizels, Angelika Taschen, Deidi von Schaewen, Taschen, 1999)

International Style, Modernist Architecture from 1925 to 1965 (Hasan-Uddin Khan, Taschen, 2001)

Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture (Jane Alison et al, Thames & Hudson, 2007)

New Forms, Architecture in the 1990s (Philip Jodidio, Taschen, 1997)

Architecture Now! [volumes 1-4] (Taschen, Philip Jodidio, 2001-2006)

Antoni Gaudi (Rainer Zerbst, Taschen, 2002)

Mackintosh's Masterwork: The Glasgow School of Art (ed. William Buchanan, Richard Drew Publishing, 1989)

Frank Lloyd Wright (Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer (text), Peter Gossel & Gabriele Leuthauser (ed's), Taschen, 2000)


 - Art Medals


The Dance of Death, Medallic Art of the First World War (Mark Jones, British Museum Publications, 1979)

The Art of the Medal (Mark Jones, British Museum Publications, 1979)

Ludwig Gies - The Munich Years, (Bernd Ernsting, The Medal, No. 13, Autumn 1988 (British Art Medal Trust & Federation Internationale de la Medaille)

Ludwig Gies : Meister des Kleinreliefs , mit Werkverzeichnis der Medaillen und Plaketten, Münzen und Münzenentwürfe, Siegel und Trockenstempel (Bernd Ernsting, Letter-Stiftung, 1995)

David Smith: Medals For Dishonor (Exhibition catalogue, Independent Curators Inc., 1996)

Modern Art Medals: A Retrospective (Federation Internationale de la Medaille (FIDEM) XXVI, exhibition catalogue, 1998)

Die Kunstmedaille In Deutschland 1993-1995, mit nachtragen seit 1988 (Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Medaillenkunst, 1996)

Contemporary British Medals (Mark Jones, British Museum Publications, 1986)


 - Fiction


Utopia (Thomas More, Penguin Classics, 1985)

Brave New World (Aldous Huxley, Panther/Granada, 1979)

The Trial (Franz Kafka, Penguin Modern Classics, 1974)

1984 (George Orwell, Heinemann Educational Books, 1973)

The Outsider (Albert Camus, Penguin Modern Classics, 1982)


 - Written Agitation


Writings On The Wall: A Radical and Socialist Anthology 1215-1984 (Edited by Tony Benn, Faber and Faber, 1984)

The Communist Manifesto: A Modern Edition (Karl Marx & Frederick Engels, Verso, 1998)

War Is A Racket & The Horrors of It (Brigadier General Smedley D Butler, reprinted by Feral House, 2003)

Civilisation And Its Discontents (Sigmund Freud, Penguin Books Great Ideas, 2004)

Sigmund Feud: Volume 13, The Origins of Religion (The Penguin Freud Library, ed, Albert Dickson, 1990)

War and the Creative Arts: An Anthology (Edited by John Ferguson, MacMillan & Open University Set Book, 1972)

Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements (George Woodcock, Penguin, 1975)

The Monarchy: A Critique of Britain's Favourite Fetish (Christopher Hitchens, Chatto CounterBlasts No.10, Chatto & Windus, 1990)

No Logo (Naomi Klein, Flamingo, 2001)

Anti-Imperialism: a guide for the movement (Ed. Farah Reza, Bookmarks Publications, 2003)

The Last Whole Earth Catalogue: access to tools (Penguin & Portola Institute, 1971)


Devils & Monsters


Treasury of Fantastic And Mythological Creatures 1087 renderings from historic sources (Richard Huber, Dover, 1981)

Apocalypse and the shape of things to come (Frances Carey (ed.), University of Toronto Press, 1999)

The Irish Leprechaun's Kingdom (Peter Haining, Granada, 1981)

A Pictorial History of Science Fiction (David Kyle, Hamlyn, 1976)

Picture Book of Devils, Demons and Witchcraft (Ernst and Johanna Lehner, Dover, 1971)

Devils (Gilles Neret, Icons series Taschen, 2003)

The Devil in Design: The Krampus Postcards (Monte Beauchamp, Blab/Fantagraphics, 2004)

Devilish Greetings: Vintage Devil Postcards (Monte Beauchamp, Fantagraphics, 2007)

Demons: Visions Of Evil In Art (Laura Ward & Will Steeds, Carlton, 2007)

A Book of Satyrs (Austin Osman Spare, I-H-O Books, 2005)

A Pictorial History of Horror Stories: Two Hundred Years of Illustrations from the Pulp Magazines (Peter Haining, Treasure Press, 1985)

On Ugliness (Umberto Eco & Alistair McEwen, Harvill Secker, 2007)




Alchemy & Mysticism: The Hermetic Museum (Alexander Roob, Taschen, 2001)

Alchemy: The Secret Art (Stanislas Klossowski De Rola, Thames & Hudson, 1973)

The Golden Game: Alchemical Engravings of the Seventeenth Century (Stanislas Klossowski De Rola, Thames & Hudson, 1998)


Medical Illustration


Human Anatomy: Depicting the Body from the Renaissance to today (Benjamin A Rifkin et al, Thames & Hudson, 2006)

The Anatomical Drawings of Andreas Vesalius (J.B deC.M Saunders & C D O'Malley, Bonanza Books, 1982)


Outsider Art


Art Brut: The Origins of Outsider Art (Lucienne Perry, Flammarion, 2001)

Raw Creation: Outsider Art & Beyond (John Maizels & Roger Cardinal, Phaidon Press, 2000)

The End Is Near: Visions of Apocalypse, Millennium and Utopia: works from the American Visionary Museum (Roger Manley et al, Dilettante Press, 1998)




Bibliodyssey: Amazing Archival Images From The Internet (PK, Fuel, 2007)

Cabinets of Curiosities (Patrick Mauries, Thames & Hudson, 2002)

The Treasures of the Medici (Anna Maria Massinelli & Filipo Tuena, Thames & Hudson, 2000)

Medicine Man: The Forgotten Museum of Henry Wellcome (Ken Arnold & Danielle Olsen (eds), The British Museum Press, 2003)



Artist Biographies


I will feature lesser known artists from all artistic disciplines here. These short biographies together with the bibliographical data above and scanned images in the 'Wunderkammern' section will provide a useful resource.


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