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Stories Through Pictures - Edinburgh International Book Festival

Updated: Apr 10, 2020

This year at the Edinburgh International Book Festival there was a few interesting and astounding stories told through images. Images telling stories, perceptions through art, photographs, painted pictures and words as 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 came 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 craftsman ship are heavenly. The light and ambiance draws you in to 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 pulling together 3D objects, people and places on to 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 life's. 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? Visit Flavours Holidays.

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 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, 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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