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.


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

Check out more articles on!

This post was created by a user and has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!

  Your Reaction?

    Starting soon, you'll only be able to post a comment on BuzzFeed using a Facebook account or via our app. If you have questions or thoughts, email us here.

    Hot Buzz

    Hawaii Judge Who Stopped Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Is Targeted With Threats

    We Got Long-Haired Guys To Try Bangs For A Day

    Now Buzzing