Books by: Art


Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring

by Tracy Chevalier
454,921 voters
With precisely 35 canvases to his credit, the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer represents one of the great enigmas of 17th-century art. The meager facts of his biography have been gl...
The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

by Betty Edwards
206,821 voters
When Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for more than a y...
Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing

by John Berger
155,134 voters
John Berger’s Classic Text on Art
John Berger's Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and the most influential books on art in any language. First publish...
The Story of Art

The Story of Art

by E.H. Gombrich
151,602 voters
This text is the 16th revised and updated edition of this introduction to art, from the earliest cave paintings to experimental art. Eight new artists from the modern period have b...
Wall and Piece

Wall and Piece

by Banksy
141,668 voters
Wall and Piece
Just Kids

Just Kids

by Patti Smith
102,176 voters
In Just Kids, Patti Smith's first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Map...
The Art Book

The Art Book

by Phaidon Press
98,945 voters
An A to Z guide to 500 great painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times, it debunks art historical classifications by throwing together brilliant examples of all periods,...
The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

by Jan BrettClement C. Moore
79,100 voters
Who's that peeking out of the sleigh?

As St. Nick and eight tiny reindeer descend through a brilliant night sky onto the roof of a Victorian house in a snowy New England ...
The Birth of Venus

The Birth of Venus

by Sarah Dunant
76,775 voters
Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family’s F...
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

by Scott McCloud
74,824 voters
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
Loving Frank

Loving Frank

by Nancy Horan
71,548 voters
I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current.

So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her dia...
The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

by Julia Cameron
63,432 voters
The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the art...
The Agony and the Ecstasy

The Agony and the Ecstasy

by Irving Stone
59,832 voters
Celebrating the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo’s David, New American Library releases a special edition of Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel—in which both the artist and...
PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives

PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives

by Frank Warren
57,877 voters
New York Times Bestseller

The project that captured a nation's imagination.

The instructions were simple, but the results were ...
Concerning the Spiritual in Art

Concerning the Spiritual in Art

by Wassily Kandinsky
50,730 voters
A pioneering work in the movement to free art from its traditional bonds to material reality, this book is one of the most important documents in the history of modern art. Written...
M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work

M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work

by Bruce Brooks PfeifferM.C. Escher
48,724 voters
Presenting the structurally unthinkable as though it were a law of nature M.C. Escher was born in 1898 in Leeuwarden (Netherlands). He received his first drawing lessons during sec...
Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

by Ted OrlandDavid Bayles
45,695 voters
Minimal shelfwear w/beginning to curl back upper edge. No markings.
The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

by Vincent Van GoghRonald de LeeuwMark RoskillArnold J. Pomerans
44,128 voters
A new selection of post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gough's letters, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh put a human face on one of the most haunting figures in modern Wes...
Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo

Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo

by Hayden Herrera
43,740 voters

Hailed by readers and critics across the country, this engrossing biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals a woman of extreme magnetism and originality, an artist whose...

Color: A Natural History of the Palette

Color: A Natural History of the Palette

by Victoria Finlay
38,384 voters
Discover the tantalizing true stories behind your favorite colors.
For example: Cleopatra used saffron—a source of the color yellow—for seduction. Extracted from an Afghan mine...
Faeries

Faeries

by Brian FroudAlan Lee
37,380 voters
Edited by David Larkin. Two talented artists explore the world of faeries in myths, legends, and folklore.
Griffin and Sabine

Griffin and Sabine

by Nick Bantock
35,472 voters
It all started with a mysterious and seemingly innocent postcard, but from that point nothing was to remain the same in the life of Griffin Moss, a quiet, solitary artist living in...
The Gashlycrumb Tinies

The Gashlycrumb Tinies

by Edward Gorey
35,277 voters
The Gashlycrumb Tinies: or, After the Outing is an abecedarian book written by Edward Gorey that was first published in 1963. Gorey tells the tale of 26 children (each representing...
The Arrival

The Arrival

by Shaun Tan
33,132 voters
In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He's embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his...
Good Faeries/Bad Faeries

Good Faeries/Bad Faeries

by Brian FroudTerry Windling
32,563 voters
Fantasy . Great color illustrations. In this richly imagined new book, Brian reveals the secrets he has learned from the faeries---what their noses and shoes look like, what mischi...
History of Beauty

History of Beauty

by Umberto EcoAlastair McEwenGirolamo De Michele
32,227 voters
Now in paperback, Umberto Eco’s groundbreaking and much-acclaimed first illustrated book has been a critical success since its first publication in 2004. What is beauty? Umberto Ec...
The Lady and the Unicorn

The Lady and the Unicorn

by Tracy Chevalier
31,979 voters
A tour de force of history and imagination, The Lady and the Unicorn is Tracy Chevalier’s answer to the mystery behind one of the art world’s great masterpieces—a set of bew...
Girl in Hyacinth Blue

Girl in Hyacinth Blue

by Susan Vreeland
31,306 voters
A professor invites a colleague from the art department to his home to view a painting he has kept secret for decades in Susan Vreeland's powerful historical novel, Girl in Hyac...
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles

by Steven PressfieldRobert McKee
29,348 voters
The Art of War meets "The Artist's Way" in this no-nonsense, profoundly inspiring guide to overcoming creative blocks of every kind.
The Natural Way to Draw

The Natural Way to Draw

by Kimon NicolaidesMamie Harmon
29,188 voters
Great for the beginner and the expert, this book offers readers exercises to improve their work.
Amphigorey

Amphigorey

by Edward Gorey
27,651 voters
The title of this deliciously creepy collection of Gorey's work stems from the word amphigory, meaning a nonsense verse or composition. As always, Gorey's painstakingly cros...
Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

by Roland BarthesRichard Howard
26,431 voters
A graceful, contemplative volume, Camera Lucida was first published in 1979. Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents...
Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Songs of Innocence and of Experience

by William Blake
25,808 voters
Songs of Experience is a 1794 poetry collection of 26 poems forming the second part of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience. Some of the poems, such as The Little B...
Leonardo's Notebooks

Leonardo's Notebooks

by H. Anna SuhLeonardo da Vinci
25,772 voters
An all-new, jewel-like, reader-friendly format gives new life to this relaunch of an international best-seller.



Leonardo da Vinci—artist, inventor, and pr...
The Lord of the Rings: The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Art of The Fellowship of the Ring

by Gary Russell
24,301 voters
With complete and unrestricted access to artowrk created over a five-year period, this authoritative and insightful book illustrates the creative development of The Fellowship o...
The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

by Andy Warhol
24,117 voters
A loosely formed autobiography by Andy Warhol, told with his trademark blend of irony and detachment

 

In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol—which, with ...
The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

by Frida KahloSarah M. LoweCarlos Fuentes
23,744 voters
Published here in its entirety, Frida Kahlo's amazing illustrated journal documents the last ten years of her turbulent life. This passionate, often surprising, intimate record, ke...
The Virgin Blue

The Virgin Blue

by Tracy Chevalier
23,086 voters
Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin—two women born centuries apart, yet bound by a fateful family legacy. When Ella and her husband move to a small town in France, Ella hopes t...
Art Through the Ages

Art Through the Ages

by Christin J. MamiyaFred S. KleinerHelen Gardner
22,990 voters
The market-leading text for the art history survey course, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES has served as a comprehensive and thoughtfully crafted guide to the defining phases of the...
Vincent Van Gogh: The Complete Paintings

Vincent Van Gogh: The Complete Paintings

by Ingo F. WaltherRainer Metzger
22,686 voters
Van Gogh, who took up a variety of professions before becoming an artist, was a solitary, despairing and self-destructive man. This richly illustrated and expert study follows the ...
Gnomes

Gnomes

by Rien PoortvlietWil Huygen
21,899 voters
A re-launch of the illustrated observations of gnome habits, anatomy and lifestyle designed for all age groups.
100 Selected Poems

100 Selected Poems

by E.E. Cummings
21,892 voters
E.E. Cummings is without question one of the major poets of this century, and this volume, first published in 1959, is indispensable for every lover of modern lyrical verse. It con...
Chasing Vermeer

Chasing Vermeer

by Brett HelquistBlue Balliett
21,693 voters
When a book of unexplainable occurrences brings Petra Andalee and Calder Pillay together, strange things start to happen: seemingly unrelated events connect, an eccentric old woman...
On Photography

On Photography

by Susan Sontag
21,665 voters
First published in 1973, this is a study of the force of photographic images which are continually inserted between experience and reality. Sontag develops further the concept of '...
Anatomy for the Artist

Anatomy for the Artist

by Jenő Barcsay
21,004 voters
It’s the classic in its field—a reference work of unparalleled importance for all professionals and students of art.  


 
This superb art manu...
The Shock of the New

The Shock of the New

by Robert Hughes
20,695 voters
A beautifully illustrated hundred-year history of modern art, from cubism to pop and avant-garde. More than 250 color photos.
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

by Ross King
20,114 voters
In 1508, despite strong advice to the contrary, the powerful Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the newly restored Sistine Chapel. With little experie...
Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature

Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature

by Andy Goldsworthy
20,093 voters
Illustrates outdoor sculptures created with a range of natural materials, including snow, ice, leaves, rock, clay, stones, feathers, and twigs.
In the Company of the Courtesan

In the Company of the Courtesan

by Sarah Dunant
19,359 voters
My lady, Fiammetta Bianchini, was plucking her eyebrows and biting color into her lips when the unthinkable happened and the Holy Roman Emperor's army blew a hole in the wall of Go...
Flotsam

Flotsam

by David Wiesner
18,872 voters
A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every de...
The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare

The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare

by Christopher LeeRichard TaylorChris Smith
18,739 voters

Lavishly illustrated with 1,000 photos, paintings, maps, sculptures and sketches, most appearing here for the first time, Weapons and Warfare is an indispensable chronicle of Th...

The Lost Painting

The Lost Painting

by Jonathan Harr
18,308 voters
An Italian village on a hilltop near the Adriatic coast, a decaying palazzo facing the sea, and in the basement, cobwebbed and dusty, lit by a single bulb, an archive unknown to sc...
The Lives of the Artists

The Lives of the Artists

by Peter BondanellaGiorgio VasariJulia Conway Bondanella
17,584 voters

Packed with facts, attributions, and entertaining anecdotes about his contemporaries, Vasari's collection of biographical accounts also presents a highly influential theory of t...

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Visual Companion

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Visual Companion

by Jude Fisher
17,544 voters
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Two Towers Visual Companion comes a lavishly illustrated keepsake guide to The Return of the King. As Frodo, Sam, and Gollum...
The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to Be The Artist You Truly Are

The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to Be The Artist You Truly Are

by Danny Gregory
17,507 voters
The author of "Everyday Matters: A New York Diary" teaches readers to open their lives to creativity and fulfillment by relearning how to draw. Handwritten and illustrated in color...
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

by Ross King
17,475 voters
Brunelleschi's Dome is the story of how a Renaissance man bent men, materials, and the very forces of nature to build an architectural wonder. Not a master mason or carpenter, Fili...
Anatomy for the Artist

Anatomy for the Artist

by Sarah Simblet
16,494 voters
Specially taken photographs show the construction of the human body while underlying anatomical structures are revealed using illustrations by the author.
The Dot

The Dot

by Peter H. Reynolds
16,335 voters
Dot, The, by Reynolds, Peter H.
The Art Spirit: Notes, Articles, Fragments of Letters and Talks to Students, Bearing on the Concept and Technique of Picture Making, the Study of Art

The Art Spirit: Notes, Articles, Fragments of Letters and Talks to Students, Bearing on the Concept and Technique of Picture Making, the Study of Art

by Robert HenriForbes WatsonMargery A. Ryerson
15,755 voters
In this book are the essential beliefs and theories of a great teacher and American artist, Robert Henri. While it embodies the entire system of his teaching, with much technical a...
Gustav Klimt: 1862-1918

Gustav Klimt: 1862-1918

by Gilles Néret
15,316 voters
Cult of pleasure: Feminine sensuality by the Vienna Secession s greatest proponentGustav Klimt s ornate, sensual, and decadent style made him not only the most prominent of the Vie...
Diane Arbus: Monograph

Diane Arbus: Monograph

by Diane ArbusDoon ArbusStan GrossfeldMarvin Israel
14,728 voters
New technology has made possible this lustrous new printing from all new film. These landmark images now have a clarity and depth not achievable in earlier editions.
Zen of Seeing: Seeing/Drawing as Meditation

Zen of Seeing: Seeing/Drawing as Meditation

by Frederick Franck
14,389 voters
A Dutch artist offers his concept of seeing and drawing as a discipline by which the world may be rediscovered, a way of experiencing Zen.
Dali: The Paintings

Dali: The Paintings

by Robert DescharnesGilles Néret
14,290 voters
This publication presents in 2 volumes in a box the entire painted oeuvre of Salvadore Dali (1904-1989). After many years of research, Robert Descharnes and Gilles Neret final...
The Passion of Artemisia

The Passion of Artemisia

by Susan Vreeland
13,506 voters
From extraordinary highs - patronage by the Medicis, friendship with Galileo and, most importantly of all, beautiful and outstandingly original paintings - to rape by her father's ...
The Power of Art

The Power of Art

by Simon Schama
13,244 voters
"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 hushed reverence of the...
Lust for Life

Lust for Life

by Irving Stone
12,734 voters
No artist has been more ruthlessly driven by his creative urge, nor more isolated by it from most ordinary sources of human happiness, than Vincent Van Gogh. A painter of genius, h...
The Art of Travel

The Art of Travel

by Alain de Botton
12,629 voters
Any Baedeker will tell us where we ought to travel, but only Alain de Botton will tell us how and why. With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he broug...
The Madonnas of Leningrad

The Madonnas of Leningrad

by Debra Dean
12,339 voters
Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on the everyday. And while the elderly Russian woman cannot hold on to fresh memories—the details of her grown children's l...
Figure Drawing for All It's Worth

Figure Drawing for All It's Worth

by Andrew Loomis
12,238 voters
Hardback book. 204 pages.
On Ugliness

On Ugliness

by Umberto Eco
12,238 voters
In the mold of his acclaimed History of Beauty, renowned cultural critic Umberto Eco’s On Ugliness is an exploration of the monstrous and the repellant in visual cult...
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

by Twyla Tharp
11,711 voters
Creativity is not a gift from the gods, says Twyla Tharp, bestowed by some divine and mystical spark. It is the product of preparation and effort, and it's within reach of everyone...
The Flanders Panel

The Flanders Panel

by Margaret Jull CostaArturo Pérez-Reverte
11,657 voters
While restoring a 15th-century painting which depicts a chess game between the Duke of Flanders and his knight, Julia, a young art expert, discovers a hidden inscription in the cor...
The Design of Everyday Things

The Design of Everyday Things

by Donald A. Norman
11,240 voters
Anyone who designs anything to be used by humans -- from physical objects to computer programs to conceptual tools -- must read this book, and it is an equally tremendous read for ...
Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book

Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book

by Terry JonesBrian Froud
11,190 voters
This is a reproduction of the diary of Lady Angelica Cottingham, which features pressed garden fairies. Or rather the psychic images of the fairies, who quickly turned it into a ga...
The Magic Mirror of M.C. Escher

The Magic Mirror of M.C. Escher

by Bruno ErnstM.C. EscherJohn E. Brigham
10,903 voters
"A woman once rang me up and said, 'Mr. Escher, I am absolutely crazy about your work. In your print Reptiles you have given such a striking illustration of reincarnation.' I repli...
The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism

The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism

by Ross King
10,101 voters
While the Civil War raged in America, another revolution took shape across the Atlantic, in the studios of Paris: The artists who would make Impressionism the most pop...
Wreck This Journal

Wreck This Journal

by Keri Smith
9,824 voters
For anyone who's ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subver...
The Moon and Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence

by W. Somerset Maugham
9,757 voters
Based on the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is W. Somerset Maugham's ode to the powerful forces behind creative genius.
Charles Strickland is a staid banker...
The 20th Century Art Book

The 20th Century Art Book

by Phaidon Press
9,728 voters
Covering the international nature of the modern art scene, this title encompasses established, iconic works of art and the classics of the future. It presents 500 artists in an alp...
What I Loved

What I Loved

by Siri Hustvedt
9,695 voters
This is the story of two men who first become friends in 1970s New York, of the women in their lives, of their sons, born the same year, and of how relations between the two famili...
Keys to Drawing

Keys to Drawing

by Bert Dodson
9,685 voters
Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw.

In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system--fifty-five -keys- that you can use to render an...
It Looked Like Spilt Milk

It Looked Like Spilt Milk

by Charles G. Shaw
9,664 voters
The white shape silhouetted against a blue background changes on every page. Is it a rabbit, a bird, or just spilt milk? In this childhood classic, kids are kept guessing until the...
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!

by Karen BeaumontDavid Catrow
9,575 voters
A dab of blue here, a splash of red there, a goopy smear of green . . . everywhere. To the tune of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More," one creative kid floods his world with color,...
Succulent Wild Woman

Succulent Wild Woman

by S.A.R.K.
9,316 voters
Succulent Wild Woman
FRUiTS

FRUiTS

by Mark SandersShoich AokiShoichi Aoki
9,183 voters
This is a collection of 45 Tokyo street fashion portraits from Japan's premier fanzine. "Fruits" was established in 1994, by photographer Shoich Aoki, initially as a project to doc...
The Society of the Spectacle

The Society of the Spectacle

by Guy DebordDonald Nicholson-Smith
9,120 voters

Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative as Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle. From its publication amid the social upheaval...

The Dragonlover's Guide to Pern

The Dragonlover's Guide to Pern

by Anne McCaffreyJody Lynn Nye
9,042 voters
An indispensable companion guide to the wonderful world of Anne McCaffrey and her dragons.

Guaranteed to enrich every armchair traveler's journey into McCaffrey's legendar...
The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century

The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century

by Alex Ross
9,018 voters
The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century is a voyage into the labyrinth of modern music, which remains an obscure world for most people. While paintings of Pica...
The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook

The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook

by Alan LeeIan McKellen
8,929 voters
In The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook Alan Lee reveals in pictures and in words how he created the beautiful watercolor paintings for the special centenary edition of The L...
Dear Theo

Dear Theo

by Irving StoneVincent Van GoghJean Stone
8,860 voters
Each night, Vincent van Gogh put pen to paper and poured out his heart through letters to his brother Theo. Van Gogh's letters lay bare his deepest feelings, as well as his everyda...
Graffiti World: Street Art from Five Continents

Graffiti World: Street Art from Five Continents

by Nicholas GanzTristan Manco
8,852 voters
"Graffiti World is the ultimate graffiti book. Offering a unique insight into the very essence of graffiti and its creative explosion over the past thirty-five years, it takes us o...
Sabine's Notebook

Sabine's Notebook

by Nick Bantock
8,701 voters
Griffin

Foolish man. You cannot turn me into a phantom because you are frightened. You do not dismiss a muse at a whim. If you will not join me--then I will come to yo...
Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time

by James Gurney
8,456 voters
In the year 1860, biologist and explorer Arthur Denison and his son, Will, set out on a sea voyage of discovery and adventure. When a powerful typhoon wrecks the ship in uncharted ...
The Art of Amy Brown

The Art of Amy Brown

by Amy BrownCharles de Lint
8,420 voters
The Art of Amy Brown is the first collection of Amy Brown's wildly popular art. It was published by Chimera Publishing in 2003. The book is 157 pages of art, with a commentary by A...
The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

by Maurice SendakDr. SeussAudrey Geisel
8,302 voters
These fabulous, whimsical paintings, created for his own pleasure and never shown to the public, show Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) in a whole new light. Depicting outlandish creatures...
The Medium is the Massage

The Medium is the Massage

by Marshall McLuhanQuentin FioreJerome Agel
8,249 voters
The Medium is the Massage is Marshall McLuhan's most condensed, and perhaps most effective, presentation of his ideas. Using a layout style that was later copied by Wired...
Girl With a Pearl Earring

Girl With a Pearl Earring

by Tracy Chevalier
8,127 voters

History and fiction merge seamlessly in Tracy Chevalier's luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Through the eyes of sixteen-year-old Griet, the world of 16...

Edvard Munch: 1863-1944

Edvard Munch: 1863-1944

by Ulrich Bischoff
8,127 voters
For Edvard Munch (1863-1944), painting was an act of self-liberation. His treatments of fear, desperation, and death still exert a powerful visual and psychological effect on moder...
Frida Kahlo: 1907-1954 Pain and Passion

Frida Kahlo: 1907-1954 Pain and Passion

by Andrea Kettenmann
8,055 voters
Un retrato de una artista, sobre todo una artista.

(Portrait of an artist, always an artist, above all an artist.)

Art in Theory 1900 - 2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas

Art in Theory 1900 - 2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas

by Paul WoodCharles Harrison
7,746 voters
This popular anthology of twentieth-century art theoretical texts has now been expanded to take account of new research, and to include significant contributions to art theory from...