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7 titles | 127 x 222mm

How do you illustrate a book on philosophy? The concept of producing “field guides” – compact, illustrated manuals – on subjects as diverse as world mythology, beer, philosophy and history was both exciting and challenging, and to date we have produced seven titles in this highly successful series

The series format entails distilling text to its absolute essentials, and sourcing the perfect image to exemplify a moment in history, a religious tenet or even an aspect of the mind’s workings. We commissioned authors who
were not only specialists in their fields, but were able to deliver text written to a tight brief, and gathered imagery from locations as
diverse as the Prado in Madrid and 20m
below the surface of the Red Sea, to produce, in all, over 2,500 pages of focused, hard-working content.