I'm trying to expand my reference library. What are your favorite inspiring books (the kinds with photos/artwork in them?)
Basically, I'm looking for any books that have good reference material in them-- not so much the text (though I like reading), but ones that show interesting images to use to inspire me when I can't think of what to draw. (National Geographic came in handy for this as a kid) I don't get to travel a lot but I love to peruse books, so I thought why not find some good sources?
Books with old advertisements, design, patterns, motifs and artwork from indigenous worlds, sci-fi, photos of houses and environments, costume design, books about nature and animals, space, historical photos, underwater photography, the topic doesn't matter specifically, just whatever you have or would recommend I'm super-curious to find out about. Coffee-table books, old books, whatever!
As an example, I have books like these:
The Golden Age of Advertising-the 60's
and am thinking about getting these:
(I found this in a library and it was great!)
Little House on a Small Planet