Welcome to the Bibliovista Gallery of Book Illustration
The Art of Book Illustration
Book illustration emerged in the draughty candle-lit cells of Medieval Irish monks and in the workshops of Japanese and Chinese artists back in the Ninth Century. The first illustrators not only decorated the words of their books but created pictures to elucidate their meaning. The craft of the book illustrator has gone on to become one of the great art forms of our times.
Modern Book Illustrators and Artists
Today in Bibliovista we celebrate these magnificent artists who combine keen imagination and extraordinary skill. Remember that JRR Tolkein provided no description of what a Belrog actualy looks like in Lord Of The Rings. The great modern illustrator, John Howe, used his own imagination to create the astounding image that we now recognise from the books and the film.
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