Books on art, painting and painters

So far in 2016, these are the art books I’ve been looking at. The books I own give me great pleasure. They also influence what art I look at, how I see and think about it, and how I (try to) make it.


In future I might use this blog to write more about these books, and others. For now, here’s a quick run through, L – R from top:

George Condo: Painting Reconfigured
Simon Baker
Thames & Hudson

Lisa Yuskavage
The Brood: Paintings 1991 – 2015
Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc.
in association with
The Rose Art Museum

Degas: Impressions of a Great Master
Dr. Gerhard Gruitrooy
Todtri Productions Limited

Painting Today
Tony Godfrey
Phaidon Press Limited

Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting
Phaidon Press Limited

Van Gogh: The Complete Paintings
2012 (original edition 1990)
Ingo F. Walther, Rainer Metzger
Taschen GmbH

Documents of Contemporary Art: Painting
ed. Terry R. Myers
Whitechapel Gallery and The MIT Press

Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye
The New Version
1974 (original version 1954)
Rudolf Arnheim
University of California Press



Philip Guston: Collected writings, lectures, and conversations
ed. Clark Coolidge
University of California Press

Go Figure! New Perspectives on Guston
ed. Peter Benson Miller
The New York Review of Books and the American Academy in Rome

Ways of Curating
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Penguin Books

Karen Kilimnik
Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa


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