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Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South. More about this book
Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South
by Douglas Druick, Peter Kort Zegers


This book is a great and rare achievement, since it captures the atmosphere of artists lives as no other book or film has done in the past, being magnificently precise in details and facts, yet sensitive to the personal aesthetic visions of Van Gogh and Gauguin. Read more »

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The Art of Zen: Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese Monks. More about this book
The Art of Zen: Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese Monks 1600-1925

by Stephen Addiss


"The Art of Zen" is a beautiful, beautiful book and has taken its place on my read-again-and-again bookshelf. The book is not only packed with the history of zen in Japan as exemplified by the major zen monk artists but complemented by many examples of their art. Read more »

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Theory of Art » African Art »
The Art of Color. More about this book
The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color
by Johannes Itten


In this book, the world's foremost color theorist examines two different approaches to understanding the art of color. Subjective feelings and objective color principles are described in detail and clarified by color reproductions. Read more »

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African Masks from the Barbier-Mueller Collection, Geneva
African Masks from the Barbier-Mueller Collection, Geneva

Iris Hahner-Herzog


Fantastic photos and information about the masks pictured. There are also archival photos of similar masks from earlier times. The most impressive part is the photos of the masks in use. Read more »

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Impressionism Books
Claude Monet: 1840-1926. More about this book
Claude Monet: 1840-1926
by Benoy K. Behl, Sangitika Nigam, Milo Cleveland Beach


Cezanne. More about this book
Cezanne
by Isabelle Cahn, Henri Loyrette, Joseph J. Rishel, Francoise Cachin



Van Gogh's Van Goghs: Masterpieces from Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam by Richard Kendall

Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South by Douglas Druick, Peter Kort Zegers

Buddhist and Oriental Art Books
The Ajanta Caves: Artistic Wonder of Ancient Buddhist India. More about this book
The Ajanta Caves: Artistic Wonder of Ancient Buddhist India
by Benoy K. Behl, Sangitika Nigam, Milo Cleveland Beach


Worlds of Transformation: Tibetan Art of Wisdom and Compassion. More about this book
Worlds of Transformation: Tibetan Art of Wisdom and Compassion
by Marylin M. Rhie



Temples of Gold: Seven Centuries of Thai Buddhist Paintings by Sankti Leksukhum

Japanese Mandalas: Representations of Sacred Geography by Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis

Reading Buddhist Art by Meher McArthur

The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs by Robert Beer

Painting for the Mughal Emperor: The Art of the Book 1560-1660 by Susan Stronge

The Art of Twentieth-Century Zen: Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese Masters by Audrey Yoshiko Seo

The Art of Zen: Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese Monks 1600-1925by Stephen Addiss

Netsuke: The Japanese Art of Miniature Carving by Matthew Welch, Sharen Chappell

Symbols of Japan: Thematic Motifs in Art and Design by Merrily C. Baird

The Written Image: Japanese Calligraphy and Painting by Miyeko Murase

The Nepalese Caitya: 1500 Years of Buddhist Votive Architecture in the Kathmandu Valley by Niels Gutschow

Tibetan Paintings: The Jucker Collection by Hugo E. Kreijger

Art Theory Books
The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
by Betty Edwards


All About Techniques in Oil
All About Techniques in Oil
by Parramon's Editorial Team


The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color by Johannes Itten

The Elements of Color by Johannes Itten

Design and Form: The Basic Course at the Bauhaus and Later by Johannes Itten

The Big Book of Watercolor Painting by Jose Maria Parramon

The Way of the Brush: Painting Techniques of China and Japan by Fritz Van Briessen

Living Colors: The Definitive Guide to Color Palettes Through the Ages by Margaret Walch, Augustine Hope

Harley Brown's Eternal Truths for Every Artist by Harley Brown

African Art Books
Spirits in Stone: The New Face of African Art. More about this book
Spirits in Stone: The New Face of African Art
by Douglas Druick, Peter Kort Zegers


The Tribal Arts of Africa. More about this book
The Tribal Arts of Africa
by Jean-Baptiste Bacquart


A History of Art in Africa by Monica Blackmun Visona

African Masks from the Barbier-Mueller Collection, Geneva by Iris Hahner-Herzog, Maria Kecskesi, Lazlo Vajda, John will Gabriel

African Rock Art: Paintings and Engravings on Stone by David Coulson, Alec Campbel

Baule - African Art, Western Eyes by Susan Mullin Vogel

Africa: The Art of a Continent by Tom Phillips (Editor), Royal Academy of Arts Great Britain

Renaissance Art Books

History of Italian Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture by Frederick Hartt

Northern Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, the Graphic Arts from 1350 to 1575 by James Snyder



Featured Art Book
The Way Of The Brush
by Fritz Van Briessen The Way of the Brush: Painting Techniques of China and Japan
This is one of the best books about Chinese painting for those who want to understand not just Chinese painting techniques, but also something of the history and variety of traditional Chinese brush painting.
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