The Illustration Handbook is a hugely diverse gallery of graphic art created by the world's leading illustrators and proves the value of this art form without doubt. Here are assembled artists of the book and the magazine, designers of posters, reporters and satirists of the social scene, travelers, and painter-illustrators. Here too are popular artists as well as more significant artists, minor figures as well as great ones-in short, the whole spectrum of image-making that comprises the art of illustration.The history of illustration is a fascinating one, and this full-color, flexibound book explores the trends and styles that have become popular over the years and in different cultures and parts of the world. Illustration is a tool for communication, for entertainment, and for pure enjoyment. Any artist should have this handy, pocket-sized reference in their library for inspiration and information on the different styles, medium, and methods of modern illustration.