Art and design books | Books | The GuardianOne of the most difficult parts about leaving art school and starting your own art business is that you no longer have a built-in support system. We believe that as artists we must never stop learning, sharing and growing. Here are 9 books that have played an insightful and crucial part of our development as artists and shaped our career as business owners. We reach for these dog-eared pages when times get tough, we need a creative boost, or simply want someone to relate to. This book offers working artists a collection of personal stories from people who have been there. Reading through their experiences you get a sense of the practical and nitty-gritty side of making a living as an artist. These stories validate the artistic struggles we all face and also inspire about the possibilities that await.
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Make Your Own List. You are starting your book choices with a writer of fiction — Etel Adnan and Master of the Eclipse. Etel Adnan is in her mid 80s and she is one of my heroes. She is one of the great poets of her time and also a wonderful visual artist: so she bridges these two things. In the Serpentine poetry marathon we try to bridge literature and art.
On the look-out for the best art books of all time? From beautiful photography coffee-table books to first-edition post-impressionist works of literary art, we round up some of our favourites below. If you prefer seeing art IRL, visit one of our recommended art exhibitions in London. With a stunningly vibrant cover and a foreword by Andrew Graham-Dixon , this art book both looks beautiful and is full of beautiful content. The book showcases over works art from the likes of Van Gogh and Picasso, and makes a great book for perusing with a cup of tea on a lazy Sunday.
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From a catalog that sheds new light on black models of midth-century French painting to a collection of mids art criticism by the novelist and playwright Gary Indiana, the best art books of the past year provided a balm for turbulent times. The histories of art are always in motion if you look hard enough. On view in Washington, D. Umberger, and it does more than detail as never before the achievement of this singular artist, who was born a slave. Read the exhibition review. Guggenheim Museum. The catalog to this extraordinary exhibition at the Guggenheim running through April 23 similarly fleshes out the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint