This authors worked closely with the illustrator to

chapter, will discuss different types of book illustration and how it has
evolved throughout history. Illustration has been in existence for centuries in
various form such as manuscript, illuminated manuscript, woodcut illustration
(which includes early printed books and block woods) and other techniques like
engraving, etching, lithography which were experimented with different coloured
printing to achieve various outcome.
Book illustration has
existed in many forms, since the advent of written words. It has guided modern
book illustration in western literature going back to 15th century
block book in which the text of a book was craved into the same as the
image.This form
of art was a development from the older illustration of manuscript form and
most famously seen in the Biblia
Pauperum (“Paupers’s Bible”), which resembled Medieval Graphic Novels. Furthermore, authors
worked closely with the illustrator to ensure character details and the
composition were accurate as this meant that the illustrator’s visual
interpretation of a character become as important as the author’s description. Charles Dickens most collaborated with famous illustrator, H.K
Browne. Charles Dicken’s would give a plan of plot before he wrote the text and
he would then monitored the sketches to ensure that they matched precisely with
his own conceptions.In
the 20th century both publishing and visual art shifted
significantly and the publishing of visual illustration with text alongside in
adult literature saw a major decline Book illustration became much more related to children’s literature and Classic Illustration. During the mid-20th Century,
finding illustration to match new work of fiction and book illustrations was
very difficult. The illustration was becoming more contemporary and less traditional,
this can be seen in Virgil Finlay’s beautifully
drafted ink illustrations see figure 1.