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Books That Every Artist Should Own

With an eye toward a balance of theory, history, reference, and practical guides this list includes over 22 books covering a multitude of subjects surrounding art.

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A Life of Picasso: The Cubist Rebel, 1907-1916 by John Richardson

Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Expanded Edition, Over Thirty Years of Conversations with Robert Irwin by Lawrence Weschler

The Lives of the Artists by Giorgio Vasari

Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton

Anatomy: A Complete Guide for Artists by Joseph Sheppard

Orientalism by Edward Said

The Art Museum edited by Phaidon


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