Are you that bookworm of your group who is more interested in the astuteness of the Book and emotions of the Writer rather than the humans living around? If you’re the one who wants to explore the plethora of artistic life and have the coolest best art books shelf in the town to read with a sip of latte, then you’re at the right place. This article is a soapbox for all strangling between life and tomes and finding inspiration to be a good Artist and the next thing happening in the Industry.
Table of Contents
- The Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love
- Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order)
- Life with Picasso
- Art & Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye
- The Art of Mondo
- Taking the Leap: Building a Career as a Visual Artist (the Insider’s Guide to Exhibiting and Selling Your Art)
- The Shock of the New: The Hundred-Year History of Modern Art — Its Rise, Its Dazzling Achievement, Its Fall
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings
- The Agony and the Ecstasy
- 100 Painters of Tomorrow
- The New Drawing on the right side of the brain
- The Short Story of Art by Susie Hodge
- The Power of Art
- Art: The Definitive Visual Guide
The Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love
Writer: Jackie Batten
This life-saving elixir book for all the newbies or beginners in the Art industry is definitely the best buy for all those planning to make their back as a Professional Artist. This book not only gives planning lessons but also knowledgeable assessments on becoming an Artist. The Author also provides a brief on How to promote yourself online, grant writing marketing and self-management techniques. What’s unique is every chapter ends with the interview of a famous Artist or Professional to keep you motivated.
Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order)
Writer: Bridget Quinn and illustrated by Lisa Congdon
Bridget Quinn by breaking the taboo of Women domination in history unlike the Pop Culture of Feminism of recent era represents the story of fifteen scintillating women artists. She narrates about the excellent job done by them in the art industry by presenting their masterpieces with proper context and illustrations, which makes it a good read. This book is one of the best art books for all those people who support Women Empowerment in all ways.
Life with Picasso
Writer: Francoise Gilot & Carlton Lake
Life of Picasso, one of the most important culturally important artist book and is part of the knowledge base of civilization. The intriguing part of the book is when the reader purchases it; they can easily spot the library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), copyright and other important notations in the work.
Art & Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye
Writer: Rudolf Arnheim
This book written about 50 years ago, is a classic version of what plays with the psychology of people’s mind by giving instances of how a person’s eye contracts or expands as per visual presentations pertaining to psychological researches. This book was revised in 1974, till then Rudolf Arnheim has been considered as one of the groundbreaking theoreticians of all times.
The Art of Mondo
Writer: Tim League
The art book of pop culture is the best art book, which is loved by every filmmaker and fan of Hollywood who shares the potential passion for film, art, music, and collectibles. This book is based on a store in Austin, Texas. The company has received global recognition for its heart throbbing art posters that bring to life classic films, television shows, and comics in a refreshing and utterly striking new way. The artists are so talented that they offer a unique perspective on everything from Star Wars to Robocop, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Game of Thrones, Godzilla, Kill Bill, and many more.
Taking the Leap: Building a Career as a Visual Artist (the Insider’s Guide to Exhibiting and Selling Your Art)
Writer: Cay Lang
Taking the Leap is a boon to the art industry and the Bible for all Artists who want to make their mark in the Art Industry. This art book has already impacted the lives of many artists to jump-start their career by taking baby steps and guiding them in every situation like a pro master. This book is pragmatic in approach and offers the wisdom of experience, combined with enthusiasm and gentle humor, to guide artists through the ins and outs of the art business. The book also tells the aftermath of becoming an artist about how to deal with galleries, handle royalty, presentation material, and other useful tips.
The Shock of the New: The Hundred-Year History of Modern Art — Its Rise, Its Dazzling Achievement, Its Fall
Writer: Robert Hughes
The best art book containing over 250 different colored pictures is a representation of the guide to hundred-year modern history. The book takes on the reader to the scenic tour to the era of medieval art to contemporary art and its evolution with perfect prose and reader engaging approach.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings
Writer: Kathryn Calley Galitz
One of the most modest covering book with luxe interior pictures and meaningful context as one of the best selling art books by Kathryn. Moreover this book is in itself a masterpiece because of the exquisite content, catchy title and lavish tour to pictures and elegant packaging. This is one of the best art books as it takes its reader to the joyful ride of paintings from ancient Egypt and classical antiquity and prized Byzantine and medieval altarpieces, to paintings from Asia, India, Africa, and the Americas and the most significant European and North American masters.
The Agony and the Ecstasy
Writer: Irving Stone
This book is one of the best art books ranked #1 by New York times as bestseller revolves around the life of Michelangelo. In fact this his book is the biography of the very popular Italian Painter Michelangelo Buonarroti, which was later made as a movie in Hollywood. The book narrates the incidents of the subject’s life and the captivating works that made him famous in life.
100 Painters of Tomorrow
Writer: Kurt Beers
Price: $ 60
One of the best art books of the twenty-first century, this book is a compilation of Hundred new generation Artists much different from the other 7 billion population living today on the verge of technology. This Artwork book introduces and presents the work from a global cast of painters selected by an international panel featuring some of the most prominent names in contemporary art. The books provide the biography and works of all the chosen painters illustrating their eye-boggling vivid pictures.
The New Drawing on the right side of the brain
Writer: Betty Edwards
This Bestseller artist book published back in 1979, it hit the New York Times as one of the most selling and favorite books of all times. This is a must-have book for all the artists trying to find their inspiration in learning the way of fine art and delivering the world the taste of their talent. This book gives a detailed analysis on the recent researches on the brain, instructions of how to draw and use paints with utmost excellence, new material on using drawing techniques in the corporate world and education and how to express yourself through your art!
The Short Story of Art by Susie Hodge
Writer: Susie Hodge
The Story of Art is a simple yet innovative art workbook to give a gist of the idea of Art. Moreover this Artists book is assembled in a way that provides the viewers to explore 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to sections on art movements, themes, and techniques. What makes it popular among art enthusiasts is that it explains how, why, and when art changed, who introduced certain things, what they were and whether they matter.
The Power of Art
Writer: Simon Schama
“Great art has dreadful manners,” Simon Schama observes wryly at the start of his epic and explosive exploration of the power, and whole point, of art.
The Power of Art is an extreme headstrong book with powerful descriptive context and evocative passages with a vibrant way of story narration. The power of Art is a powerful book that evokes the eye of the reader with extraordinary odyssey and by focusing on the depth of eight major masterpieces of all times carrying the names of heroes like Caravaggio, Bernini, Rembrandt, David, Turner, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Rothko.
Art: The Definitive Visual Guide
Writer: Andrew Graham-Dixon
This bestseller visual book is a delight for all the art lovers and readers of cultural and aesthetic life. Covering over 2500 masterpieces ever created in the history of the World with the work of more than 700 celebrated artists is a must have on the shelf of every art lover. The book provides you a consolidated list of all the famous paintings in one book and saves your time hovering around different museums or surfing net to satisfy your visual appetite. So next time when your bookworm soul turns on, take a sip of coffee and this book and enjoy the soulful paragons of art.