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  • Jun 13, 2020
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    Looking for anything good. Between actual concept art books or books about art in different cultures.

    +1 for any that are New York focused

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  • Jun 13, 2020

    Bookstore's magazine section

  • Jun 15, 2020

    Something about Andy Warhols Factory in New York sounds right up your alley, havent read anything off top though

  • Jun 22, 2020
    Lucky Lefty

    the only answer

  • Jun 29, 2020

    @op

    These two books changed my whole approach and perspective to any art in general. They kinda relate to any as that’s where he went to school and now teaches at NYU I believe. You’re in Ny I assume?
    Sam adoquei inspiration and how to study

    These two books changed my whole approach and perspective to any art in general. They kinda relate to any as that’s where he went to school and now teaches at NYU I believe. You’re in Ny I assume?

    And this is of course a staple.

  • Jul 3, 2020
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    Both “History of Pictures” and “Secret Knowledge” by David Hockney. Very insightful and beautifully published thoughts of one of the most prolific artists of our time on art and its techniques

  • Jul 3, 2020

    Had to order it from SA but it’s incredible

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    YoungCamus

    Both “History of Pictures” and “Secret Knowledge” by David Hockney. Very insightful and beautifully published thoughts of one of the most prolific artists of our time on art and its techniques

    Great picks. Anymore?

  • Jul 3, 2020
    STUFF

    Great picks. Anymore?

    Gombrich’s “Story of Art” is a must read but it focuses almost entirely on “Western” art and is a really hard read. Any movement/era you’re particularly interested in?

  • Jul 16, 2020
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    Ways of Seeing - John Berger

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    Mastazob

    Ways of Seeing - John Berger

    Watching the actual tv show is worth more than a book that hardly provides any explanation. It’s on YouTube

  • Jul 19, 2020

    Oxford History of Art’s ‘Early Art and Architecture of Africa’ is good

  • Jul 31, 2020

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    The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)

    Not really an "art book" in the conventional sense, but a very entertaining and strange book full of Warhol's odd insights and unique candor.

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  • Oct 18, 2020
    YoungCamus

    Watching the actual tv show is worth more than a book that hardly provides any explanation. It’s on YouTube

    ive watch the series and i think its kind of outdated tbh still a classic to read for every art school student

    i feel like the main points were already said in Walter Benjamins The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.

    Another art theory type book that i highly reccomend if youre into modern and contemporary art is; After the End of Art
    Contemporary Art and the Pale of History by Arthur C Danto.
    the title is misleading hes not actually suggesting that "art has ended" but just art as we knew it up to the sixties. And luckily hes not on those critics who hate everyone and everything that came after picasso but tries to give some insight on how contemporary art still matters and the possibilities in this "everyhing is art" artwold and where we as artists can move forward from now on.

    Later on he published the book "what art is" which is kind of a continuation on The End of Art, not done with this book yet but it also seems very insughtful

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