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Stories Through Pictures - Edinburgh International Book Festival

Updated: Mar 14, 2023

This year at the Edinburgh International Book Festival there were a few interesting and astounding stories told through images. Images tell stories, and perceptions through art, photographs, painted pictures, and words images. Here are some of the incredible books and authors you don't want to miss!

An image of words, travel, and adventure ©MDHarding

Stories Through Pictures - Edinburgh International Book Festival

Pictures of You

Rory MacLean the acclaimed author of Berlin: Imagine a City has collaborated with the Archive of Modern Conflict. Selecting only 10 amateur photographs from each decade, out of thousands to create Pictures of You.

Pictures of You - Rory Maclean ©MDHarding

The Art of the Bible

Kathleen Doyle and Scot McKendrick have come together to produce a divine art collection in The Art of the Bible. It includes some of the worlds rarely seen in medieval European paintings, that are so beautiful that galleries would fall over themselves if it weren't that the images were inside illuminated Bibles. The skill and craftsmanship are heavenly. The light and ambiance draw you into the scenes captured.

The Art of the Bible - Scot McKendrick & Kathleen Doyle ©MDHarding

Cave to the Computer Screen

Martin Gayford has teamed up with long-time collaborator David Hockney to produce A History of Pictures and pull together 3D objects, people, and places onto a 2D flat surface - Bringing pictures to vivid life.

A History of Pictures - David Hockney & Martin Gayford ©MDHarding

A Painters Journey

Leon Morrocco one of Scotland's popular painters travels with his easel painting striking vibrant landscapes and still lives. Inspired by his travels to Europe, South America, and Australia his new book - A Painter's Journey is now available. Are you inspired to go on an artist retreat?

A Painter's Journey - Leon Morrocco ©MDHarding

Chris Close

Photographer Chris Close has completed the largest worldwide live exhibition again at this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival. Discover more about Chris or if in Edinburgh visit the Chris Close Photography Gallery to see some of his incredible landscapes of Greenland and other photographers. Now available are limited copies of the book Portraits by Chris.

Portraits by Chris Close at Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh ©MDHarding

I hope you have enjoyed reading and are inspired to visit and read some of the above books. As always, I would love to hear from you. You can reach me via email: Happy Travels:) x

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