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8 Great Books for ArtLovers

8 Great Books for ArtLovers


There are many books written about art theory and the art world, but sometimes we are looking for something brisk and encouraging. We have selected ten books, which we like for art inspiring ease reading to share with you.

1. The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art, by Don Thompson
The fabulous book about the art market and art prices, targeting both involved people and complete newcomers. Don Thomson is talking to the reader, giving advice and explanations that can help a potential art buyer or just the one who wants to understand "why."

2. Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century, by Georgina Adam Live and the gripping story of the art market raise that is easy to read. Who is capable of buying art works for millions of pounds and what the process looks like, the book will give you the insiders look.


3. Seven days in the art world, by Sarah Thornton
The author gives you the way to different scenarios in the present art world: an auction, an art school, an art fair, an art prize, an art magazine, an artist's studio, and an art biennale. Sarah Thornton describes her personal experiences, but you can also live through this life. This book is easily readable and captivating.

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4. 33 Artists in 3 Acts, by Sarah Thornton
More serious reading, in this book Sarah Thornton, discloses "behind the curtain" of world leading artists studios.

5. Breakfast at Sotheby's: An A-Z of the Art World, by Philip Hook
If someone asks you "what do you think about this artwork?" what do you need to know to answer this question? It is even harder to get a reply if you are going to buy this artwork. Philip Hook tells in his book how to understand the relevance of the price, based on his thirty-five years’ experience in the art market.

6. Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier
The historical novel inspired by the 17-century Vermeer's painting. Tracy Chevalier is trying to restore the daily life and imagine the relationships that surrounded the creation of this masterpiece.

7. Headlong, by Michael Frayn
The novel, which is mainly a farce however contains plenty scholarship about the Dutch painters and Pieter Bruegel in particular. There is not only boredom art research essence in the book but also an intriguing affair. Headlong was taken in the shortlist for the Booker Prize in 1999.

8. The Birth of Venus, by Sarah Durant:
Again the historical novel, now landing you to the Florence of 15th century full of art and politics. This story about the Florentine girl chronicles her daily life surrounded by artists, allowing the reader to imagine the routine of this time, including various aspects of the painting processes.