Werner Forman Bibliography


The following books are illustrated exclusively with Werner Forman photographs:

A Book of Chinese Art, Lubor Hájek, Spring Books 1954, 1956, 1958 1966.

Hokusai – the Man Mad-on-Drawing, Joe Hloucha, Spring Books 1955, 1956, 1958.

Prehistoric Art, Josef Poulík, Spring Books 1956, 1957.

Exotic Art, Lubor Hájek (ed.), Spring Books 1956, 1958.

Art of Far Lands, Lubor Hájek (ed.), Spring Books 1957.

Harunobu, Lubor Hájek, Spring Books 1957.

Japanese Woodcuts. Early Periods, Lubor Hájek, Spring Books 1957, 1959.

Utamaro. Portraits in the Japanese Woodcut, Lubor Hájek, Spring Books 1958.

Miniatures from the East, Lubor Hájek, Spring Books 1960.

Indian Miniatures of the Moghul School, Lubor Hájek, Spring Books 1960, 1962.

A Book of Tapestries, Jarmila Blažkova, Spring Books 1957.

Swords and Daggers of Indonesia, Václav Šolc, Spring books 1958.

The Parthenon Frieze, D.E.L. Haynes, Spring Books 1958.

Afro-Portuguese Ivories, William Fagg, Batchworth Press 1958.

Benin Art, Philip Dark, Batchworth Press, 1958, Paul Hamlyn 1960.

Cylinder Seals of Western Asia, D.J. Wiseman, Batchworth Press 1958, Paul Hamlyn 1960.

Assyrian Palace Reliefs and their Influence on the Sculptures of Babylonia and Persia, R.D Barnett, Batchworth Press 1960.

Persian Fables, Jan Vladislav & Věra Kubíčkova, Spring Books 1960.

The Face of Ancient China, Bedřich Forman, Spring Books 1960.

Old Venetian Glass, Karel Hetteš, Spring Books 1960.

Limoges Enamels, Marie-Madeleine Gauthier & Madeleine Marcheix, Spring Books 1962.

Japanese Netsuke, Lída Vilímova, Spring Books 1960.

Chinese paper Cut-Outs, Josef Hejzlar, Spring Books 1960.

Tapestries from Egypt woven by the children of Harrania, Ramses Wissa Wassef, Spring Books 1960.

Egyptian Art, Milada Vilímkova, Peter Nevill 1962.

The Relics of Ancient China, Zhen Zhen To, Guozi Shudian 1962.

The Art of Ancient Korea, Jaroslav Bařinka, Peter Nevill 1962.

Indian Sculpture: Masterpieces of Indian, Khmer and Cham Art, Marguerite-Marie Deneck, 1962, 1963, Hamlyn 1970.

The Jenghiz Khan Miniatures from the Court of Akbar the Great, Jan Marek & Hana Knížková, Spring Books 1963.

Hollar’s Journey on the Rhine, Miloš V. Kratochvíl, Spring Books 1965.

The Hermitage, Leningrad: Gothic and Renaissance Tapestries, N. Biryukova, Hamlyn, 1965.

Africa: History of a Continent, Basil Davidson, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1966.

Alte Afrikanische Plastik, Burchard Brentjes, Koehler & Amelang 1966.

Lamaistische Tanzmasken: Der Erlik-Tsam in der Mongolei, Bjamba Rintschen, Koehler & Amelang 1966.

North American Indian Art, Erna Siebert, Paul Hamlyn 1967.

Woven by Hand: Egyptian Tapestries, Ramses Wissa Wassef, Paul Hamlyn 1968.

The Exotic White Man: an Alien in Asian and African Art, Cottie A. Burland, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1968.

Negro Art from the Institute of Ethnography, Leningrad, Dmitry Olderogge, Paul Hamlyn 1969.

Trasures from Scythian Tombs in the Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, Mikhail I. Artamov, Thames and Hudson 1969.

Roman Forum, Michael Grant, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1970.

Cities of Vesuvius, Michael Grant, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1971.

The Acropolis, R.J. Hopper, Weedenfeld & Nicolson 1971.

The Travels of Marco Polo, Cottie A. Burland, Michael Joseph 1971.

The Travels of Captain Cook, Ronald Syme, Michael Joseph 1972.

The Sounds of Vienna, J. Wechsberg, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1972.

Egyptian Drawings, Hannelore Kischkewitz, Octopus Books 1972.

Ancient Musical Instruments, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1972.

Westminster Abbey, John Betjeman, A.L. Rowse, John Pope-Hennessy, Kenneth Clark et al., The Annenberg School Press with Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1972.

The Art of Vietnam, Josef Hejzlar, Paul Hamlyn 1973.

Gods and Demons in Primitive Art, Cottie A. Burland, Paul Hamlyn 1974.

The American Indians: their Archaeology and Prehistory, Dean Snow, Thames and Hudson 1976.


Echoes of the Ancient World (15 volumes published by Orbis Publishing):

Feathered Serpent and the Smoking Mirror, Cottie A. Burland, 1975, reissued as The Aztecs 1980, 1985.

Hammer of the North, Magnus Magnusson, 1976, reissued as Viking 1979, 1985.

The Way of the Samurai, Richard Storry, 1978, 1982, 1985.

Black Kingdoms, Black Peoples: the West African Heritage, Anthony Atmore & Gillian Stacey, 1979.

People of the Totem: the Indians of the pacific North-West, Norman Bancroft Hunt, 1979, 1988.

The Moors: Islam in the West, Michael Brett, 1980, 1984, 1985.

Indians of the Great Plains, Norman Bancroft Hunt, 1981, 1982, 1985.

Byzantium: City of Gold, City of Faith, Paul Hetherington, 1983.

The Maori: Heirs of Tane, David Lewis, 1982, 1985.

Bali: the Split Gate to Heaven, Rudolf Mrázek & Bedřich Forman, 1983.

The Romans: their Gods and their Beliefs, Margaret Lyttelton, 1983, 1985.

The Celts of the West, Venceslas Kruta, 1985.

In the Shadow of the Pyramids: Egypt during the Old Kingdom, Jaromír Málek, 1986.

The Eskimos, Ernest S. Burch, Jr, Macdonald Orbis, 1988, 1990.

Tang China: Vision and Splendour of a Golden Age, Edmund Capon, Macdonald Orbis 1989.


Borobudur: the Buddhist Legend in Stone, Bedřich Forman, Octopus 1980.

Indonesian Batik & Ikat: Textile art-threads of continuity, Bedřich Forman, Octopus 1988.

The Golden Honeycomb. A Sicilian Quest, Vincent Cronin, Harvill 1992.

The Life of the Ancient Egyptians, Eugen Strouhal, Cambridge University Press, Oklahoma University Press 1992, American Univ. in Cairo Press 1994, Liverpool University Press 1996.

Werner Forman’s New Zealand, C.K. Stead, Harvill 1994.

Hieroglyphs and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt, Stephen Quirke, British Museum Press 1996.

Phoenix Rising, Harvill 1996.