2- The Nuremberg Chronicle -- One of the best documented early printed books (and, being printed in 1493, an incunabulum).
3- Aldus Manutius’ Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (Venice, 1499) -- Considered the first "modern book", composed of Roman characters (and Greek), illustrated in black and white. Hypnerotomachia is considered by some as one of the most beautiful books ever published.
5- Euclid’s Elements of Geometry (1482) -- Erhardt Ratdolt: A dazzling white-on-black design brackets the text, and incredibly fine line diagrams in the wide margin visually define Euclid’s terms.
6- Hans Holbein’s Imagines Morti (The Dance of Death, 1538).
7- Biblia Polyglotta (1569-1572) – Cristophe Plantin: The polyglot Bible (double page format, with two vertical columns over a wide horizontal column, contained the Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, Greek and Syriac translations of the Bible) was a prestige project. It was produced in a tempo that seems incredible today. The typesetting began in 1569 and the edition was completed in 1572.
8- Fra Mauro's World Map (1450)-- This map by Venetian monk Fra Mauro is one of the greatest memorials of medieval cartography.
9- Giambattista Bodoni’s Epithalamia Exoticis Linguis Reddita, (1775). Bodoni was an admirer of the types of John Baskerville. He evolved a style of type called '"New Face," in which the letters are cut in such a way as to produce a strong contrast between the thick and thin parts of their body.
13- Owen Jones’ The Grammar of Ornament, (1856) -- Jones expanded his propositions to create 37 “general principles in the arrangement of form and colour in architecture and the decorative arts” which became the preface to the 20 chapters of The Grammar of Ornament.
14- Krebs Lithographing Co.: Tobacco ad and a poster for Cincinnati's 9th Exposition of Art and Industry (1881).
15- Walter Crane’s Railroad Alphabet, 1865 -- Book Illustrator, textile, card and calendar designer. Apprenticed to a London wood engraving firm, subsequently forming a successful partnership with the printer, Edmund Evans. Shared William Morris's artistic and political beliefs.
16- Charles Dana Gibson’ Have a Book in case you are Bored (1912) -- Charles Dana Gibson (September 14, 1867–December 23, 1944) was an American graphic artist, noted for his creation of the "Gibson Girl", an iconic representation of the beautiful and independent American woman at the turn of the 20th Century.
18- Ford Madox Brown's Work (1852-1965) took over twelve years to produce, and despite the fact that he was never considered a true member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, it made an important contribution to the movement. Brown created a social realist painting utilizing a composition crowded with figures that represented the different classes of workers in Victorian society in different acts of labor.
19- A.H. Mackmurdo's Chair (1880's). Mackmurdo was a progressive English architect and designer, who influenced the Arts and Crafts Movement, notably through the Century Guild of Artists, which he set up in partnership with Selwyn Image in 1882. He was educated at Felsted School.
20- Jan van Krimpen's pages from Deirdre and the Sons of Usnach, by Roland Holst, Paladiun Series, 1920 -- Jan van Krimpen (Gouda, Feb 12, 1892 – Haarlem, Oct 20, 1958) was a Dutch typographer and type designer.
21- Saturday evening Post: Illustration of Otto von Bismarck by George Gibbs -- The Saturday Evening Post launched onto the American scene in 1821 as a four-page newspaper and eventually became the most widely circulated weekly magazine in the world. The magazine gained prominent status under the leadership of its longtime editor George Horace Lorimer (1899-1937).
22- John Everett Millais' Christ in the House of His Parents (1850) -- Millais' Christ In The House Of His Parents (1850) was highly controversial because of its realistic portrayal of a working class Holy Family labouring in a messy carpentry workshop. Later works were also controversial, though less so. Millais achieved popular success with A Huguenot (1852), which depicts a young couple about to be separated because of religious conflicts. He repeated this theme in many later works.
23- The American River Ganges (1871, for Harper’s Weekly) – Thomas Nast: He drew his images directly on the woodblock in reverse for the craftsman to cut. His deep social and political concerns led him to strip away detail and introduce symbols and labels to communicate effectiveness.
25- Ishtar’s Descent to the Nether World (1903) – Lucien and Esther Pissarro: Image color, and ornament combine to generate an intense expressionistic energy.
29- Gismonda (1894) – Alphonse Mucha: The life size figure, mosaic patterns, and elongated shape created an overnight sensation.
30- Poster for Tropon Food Concentrate (1899) -- Henry van de Velde: This swirling configuration may have been inspired by the separation of egg yolks from egg whites.
31- Psyche (1898) -- Jan Toorop. A symbolic, tragic and erotic fairy tale. As depicted on the binding, Chimera eventually became reality and in Psyche's death carried her through the wind and stars to the land of her dreams.
32- The Chap Book (1895). Will Bradley's poster. The repetition of a figure in smaller size, overlapping the larger figure enabled Bradley to create a complex set of visual relationships.
33- Poster for Campari (1901). Marcello Dudovich. The message is unambiguous as Dudovich equates sensual pleasure with that derived from Bitter Campari.
34- Rajah Coffee Poster (1899). Privat Livemont. The steam from the coffe pot and the product name are intertwined in a fascinating interplay of forms.
37- Frantisec Kupka, Defiance, Black Idol, 1900-1903. Kupka illustrated books and posters and, during his early years in Paris, became known for his satirical drawings for newspapers and magazines.
Gesamtkunstwerk, one of the defining characteristics of Jugendstil.
Neuland, one of Koch's best known typefaces.
44- Margaret MacDonald's The White Cockade Tea Room Menu, 1911.