Books that showcase particular types of art.

Jane Austen Cover to Cover: 200 Years of Classic Book Covers
33 Artists in 3 Acts
The Brilliant History of Color in Art
Art Schooled
Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist
Criterion Designs
Sketch!: The Non-Artist's Guide to Inspiration, Technique, and Drawing Daily Life
Dream States: The Collected Dreaming Covers
Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection
Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them
Leonardo's Brain: Understanding da Vinci's Creative Genius
The Steampunk User's Manual: An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-futurist Dreams
Little Humans
Harry Potter: The Creature Vault: The Creatures and Plants of the Harry Potter Films
The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse


  • The Sculptor by Gina Fava
    The Sculptor
    Release date: May 12, 2014

    The #1 NY Times best-selling author, Douglas Preston calls Gina Fava's THE SCULPTOR, "A harrowing journey of non-st…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 24 - Dec 31, 2014
    5 copies available, 412 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Perspective Sketching by Jorge Paricio
    Perspective Sketching: Freehand and Digital Drawing Techniques for Artists & Designers
    Release date: Jan 01, 2015
    Go beyond the horizon with Perspective Sketching. This book offers a command of the basic principles of perspective that is essential to creating dyna…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Dec 05 - Dec 31, 2014
    1 copy available, 378 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Upcycle with Sizzix by Sizzix
    Upcycle with Sizzix: Creative Ways to Repurpose and Reuse Just About Anything [Burst] Techniques and Ideas for Using Sizzix Die-Cutting and Embossing Machines
    Release date: Jan 01, 2015
    With the Sizzix die cutting machines, there are thousands of fun and useful applications. These machines cut shapes from paper or fabric, and they als…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Dec 06 - Dec 31, 2014
    1 copy available, 435 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Goldfinch
    Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
    I'll Give You the Sun
    The Miniaturist
    Saga, Volume 3 (Saga #13-18)
    The Girl You Left Behind
    Through the Woods
    Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
    The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
    Still Life with Bread Crumbs
    The Sleeper and the Spindle
    The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones
    In Real Life
    The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)
    Pure by Jennifer L. ArmentroutHalf-Blood by Jennifer L. ArmentroutOf Poseidon by Anna BanksSilence by Becca FitzpatrickStarcrossed by Josephine Angelini
    Breathtaking Book Covers
    203 books — 198 voters

    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern1Q84 by Haruki MurakamiThe Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWittThe Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison AllenThe American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
    Best Cover Art 2011 (Non-YA)
    273 books — 1,556 voters
    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakMadeline by Ludwig BemelmansThe Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleA Pet Banana by Othen Donald Dale CummingsTurtle Wish by Murielle Cyr
    Favorite picture books
    246 books — 160 voters

    On Writing by Stephen KingBird by Bird by Anne LamottThe Artist's Way by Julia CameronWriting Down the Bones by Natalie GoldbergLetters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
    Best Books on Creative Life
    230 books — 311 voters
    Radiance by Debra Jayne EastAdversity Builds Character; An Inspirational True Life Story ... by Tom UfertApart From Love by Uvi PoznanskyDigitus 233 by K.D. EmersonWitch Song by Amber Argyle
    Best illustrated Book Covers
    528 books — 675 voters

    The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
    Ways of Seeing
    The Story of Art
    Wall and Piece
    The Art Book
    Girl With a Pearl Earring
    Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
    Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
    The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
    Seven Days in the Art World
    Color: A Natural History of the Palette
    The Goldfinch
    PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives (PostSecret)
    History of Beauty

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    Kurt Vonnegut
    If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don't have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous rewar ...more
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    Chuck Klosterman
    Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.
    Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story

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