Bring Back the Illustrated Book! – The New Yorker

Sam Sacks posted this excellent article over at The New Yorker about illustrated books.

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“It’s curious how much of literature we are conditioned to consider unliterary. Few would contest the canonization of ‘Bleak House,’ ‘Vanity Fair,’ ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,’ and ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,’ but these classics have something in common we may be prone to disregard: each was published with profuse illustrations, and in each case the author relied on the artwork not only to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the book but to add meaningfully to the story.”

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/02/bring-back-the-illustrated-book.html#ixzz2LvIE94Xk

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