I love books on art and I try to read as many of them as I can. Of all the art books I’ve read over the years, here are three of my favorites. This list will probably keep growing.
The three books below were chosen, in part, for their accessibility. The older I get, the less patience I have for academic writing:
This simple book contains inspirational quotes from a wide variety of artists on various parts of the creative process. It’s a quick and unassuming book that I re-read every couple of years.
This very long book covers a ton of material, but it does so in a very easy to read and navigate format. Basically, every period of art, from cave to modern is given a quick recap in about ten or so pages. It’s easy to read a chapter before bed.
There are many books that can help you navigate the business aspects of your art practice. I’ve found this one to be a helpful point of reference.