Best Art Books Of All Time
As artists, we never stop learning. One of the most trying parts that we have to endure about being done with art school is that we have to start our own business and earn enough money to actually sustain and maintain our everyday lives. There is no one to tell you to turn in assignments or any peers to turn to when we have doubts or when you start doubting yourself. In such situations, online help and books can play a huge role in giving you some confidence. Here is a list of some books that can give you some insight, inspire you and also play a crucial role in your evolution and development as an artist.
– Art: The Definitive Visual Guide is a stunning and vibrant book which was authored by Andrew Graham-Dixon. This book is filled with beautiful content and has over 710 works of art from great artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, etc. It costs around $40.
– 100 Painters of Tomorrow is a sight of great news for paint lovers of all kinds. Kurt Beers says the medium is alive and well. He happens to be the director of Beers Contemporary. He has made it a goal to find 100 new talents that can impress him greatly. The artists who have been featured in the book were the best out of 4300 applicants chosen by a channel of prestigious figures in the art world today. Indeed considered one of the best art books, it can be purchased at $30.
– Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being comes in at a whopping $150. This book has come ahead of an anticipated exhibition. It has exceptional images and fantastic storytelling which makes it a magnificent addition to your coffee table.
– The Art of Mondo is priced at $55, and the film fans will appreciate this beautiful hardbound collection of Mondo’s poster which is truly iconic. There are some insanely iconic images between these two covers and these even include Hitchcock classics to Star Wars.
– A Yorkshire Sketchbook by David Hockney priced humbly at $15 is a facsimile sketchbook by one of Britain’s most celebrated artists. The work has been done with the use of ink and watercolor. It has panoramic scenes of the Yorkshire Wolds. Hockney fans mustn’t even think twice before picking this book.
– The Deftness of Da Vinci. He truly was a master of almost everything. He was a master draughtsman as well. This book clearly pictures 663 of his personal drawings, from anatomical studies to plans related to architecture, most of which are presented in a full-page format. No bookshelf is complete without the works of Da Vinci.