Listen as actor Helen Morse reads an excerpt from Goethe’s West-eastern Divan, translated from the German by Edward Dowden.
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What are artists’ books and why are there so many in the Library’s Rare Printed collections?
Watch Sue deGennaro at work in her studio, and see the book illustration process in action.
Did you know that the movie Mao's last dancer is also a picture book illustrated by Anne Spudvilas?
Watch as David Miller creates the 3D paper sculptures that feature in his books.
Make a cuppa and sip on the pictorial delights of Jane Tanner’s endearing children’s book Love from Grandma.
Ann James reveals the art to awakening emotions in young readers through illustration.
Visit Anna’s Melbourne studio and discover how she made the illustrations for her book Let’s play house.
Discover how the art of ancient Chinese ink painting influences illustrator Sally Rippin.