Newnes Pictorial Knowledge is a set of ten educational illustrated books that was published in the 1950's. The editors state in the preface to volume one that the intention of the books were to be full of images to help educate children. Enid Blyton relays a quote from Alice in Wonderland.. "what is the use of a book; thought Alice, without picture or conversation?" And so I decided to take away this purpose and see how effective the books are as objects without the meaning they were originally intended for. These were some test images I took of the books.