Books that we love and recommend
An overview of some art books that we enjoyed. All books are accompanied by a short review, as well as an Amazon link to order the book. If you use the Amazon link provided here, we will receive a small commission.
Art that Changed the World by DK (Amazon link)
- A wonderful overview of art movements ranging from cave paintings to art from the end of the 20th century. This richly illustrated book focuses on paintings and contains many bite-sized pieces of information, ideal for reading a few pages at the time. And it is pretty affordable for such a information-rich book.
- One of our favorite art books discusses the rise of Impressionism. While packed with carefully-researched information, it is written like an exciting novel. The two central characters are the painter Manet and Meissonier. One is on top of the world, the other primarily receives criticism. But things are about to change...