Best Art and Art History Books

A painter paints the appearance of things, not their objective correctness, in fact he creates new appearances of things.
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message 1: by Monica (new)

Monica I'm not familiar with the majority of these books or art historians. It's a nice ideal, Alex. I wish I knew more about them so I could share my opinions. How do you read other people's comments?




message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Jul 03, 2009 07:35AM) (new)

Just click on the book I suppose. That is if there any comments. Have a great holiday weekend!


message 3: by Monica (new)

Monica You too. I have many art history books I'd love to share with this group! Hi Susanna, Sandra, Hotavio, Leslie and Thomas!!!


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

LOL! SHARE,SHARE, SHARE!


message 5: by Sharayu (new)

Sharayu Gangurde I think perhaps books like 'Lust for living' and 'The agony and the ecstacy' both, by Irving Stone ought to feature in this list. 'Girl with a pearl earring' by Tracey Chevalier on Vermeer Jan's painting of the same name is also a very interesting read.

Thanks for the great list here. Eager to lay my hands on these books.


message 6: by Faezeh (new)

Faezeh Salehi i have lots of book about art history in persian language, i decide to share


message 7: by Alex (last edited Oct 13, 2013 05:14AM) (new)

Alex lol at "Martha Stewart's Cookies: The Very Best Treats to Bake and to Share" at no. 97. It's a kind of art right?


message 8: by Augustine (new)

Augustine George Awesome list!!!


message 9: by Chris (new)

Chris Gager I've read plenty of art books, but none of these.


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