Art Books I Love

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The Philosophy of Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol

This is a fabulous book that I am really enjoying. It is random observations, almost written in a stream of consciousness way by Andy. I really feel like I am getting to know the real Andy, not just the media portrayal of him.

Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That: Modern Art Explained

Susie Hodge

Not only is this book SO needed, it is SO great. Really goes into depth about all of the thought & planning that goes into these masterpieces.

Steal Like an Artist:The things nobody told you about being creative

Austin Kleon

OMG! I just read this book over the weekend. It’s a quick read & SO inspiring!

Intersection: Art & Life, by Kevin Wallace. Check out episode 104.

Kevin is so great! I love this book!! Really brings home the need for art!

The Genius of Andy Warhol, Scherman and Dalton

I thought I dug Andy Warhol before…Now I KNOW I do!

Klee and Kandinsky: Neighbors, Friends, Rivals, by Vivian Endicott Barnett (Author), Michael Baumgartner (Author), Annegret Hoberg (Author), Christine Hopfengart (Author)

I interviewed Dr, Vivian Endicott Barnett on the Marc & Macke episode  [episode 99] of my podcast!

Cooking for Picasso, by Camille Aubray. Reading now & loving it! Well written & so interesting. Very creative.

The Art Book: New Edition

I’ve had this book on my coffee table for years. It’s the perfect art resource. I’m still finding pieces I love!


Very informative!

ART A Visual History

Got this for Christmas. Fantastic resource! Lays out notable artists from the stone age to now.

Hugh Lane 1875-1915, Robert O’Byrne

An invaluable resource for me.

SARK: How to be an Artist

Not a book, but so inspiring….& true!

Dada: Art and Anti-Art

Great resource for all things dada!

Strapless, by Deborah Davis

The subject of John Singer Sargent’s most famous painting was twenty-three-year-old New Orleans Creole Virginie Gautreau, who moved to Paris and quickly became the “it girl” of her day. A relative unknown at the time, Sargent won the commission to paint her; the two must have recognized in each other a like-minded hunger for fame. Really great!!

Clear Seeing Place, by artist, Brian Rutenberg.

Really great & so inspiring! Check out Episode 137 for the interview.

Mind the Gap, by artist, Joshua Lutz

The Hammock, Lucy Paquette

Very well-researched, engaging historical fiction about artist, James Tissot. Check out the chat with Lucy Paquette, Episode 80.

I Shock Myself

Autobiography of the “Mama of Dada, herself: Beatrice Wood

Why We Make Things and Why It Matters:
The Education of a Craftsman

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