Our Favorite Books for Art Lovers

Article by Jeremy

Unavailable from Brazos Bookstore
ISBN: 9781455513895
Availability: OUT OF PRINT - Not Available for Order
Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 22nd, 2011

Love her or hate her, Gaga has reintroduced avant-garde fashion and art to a pop music scene recently bereft of substance and ambition. Her collaboration with photographer Terry Richardson is the perfect gift for all the Little Monsters on your list, but it also provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of an eccentric superstar that has broad artistic appeal.

Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393081497
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 12th, 2011

Caravaggio’s passionate masterpieces and you know: he was the ultimate Renaissance bad boy. Graham-Dixon examines original Italian texts to uncover new and fascinating information about Caravaggio’s prodigious criminal history, his sexual picadillos, and his premature death, as well as his development into one of the most vital and important artists in European history.

Between Sense and de Kooning Cover Image
ISBN: 9781861898531
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Reaktion Books - October 1st, 2011

A thoughtful and remarkably complete examination of de Kooning’s oeuvre that focuses primarily on his technique and on his complicated reception in the art world.

The Murder of Tutankhamen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425206904
Availability: BACKORDERED
Published: Berkley - June 7th, 2005

Brier’s book is one of the best and most exciting accounts of the life and death of King Tut. A perfect historical and archaeological companion to the King Tut exhibit now showing at the MFAH.

Avant-Garde Art in Everyday Life: Early Twentieth-Century European Modernism Cover Image
By Matthew S. Witkovsky (Editor), Jared Ash (Contributions by), Maria Gough (Contributions by), Jindrich Toman (Contributions by), Nancy J. Troy (Contributions by), Andres Zervigon (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9780300166095
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Art Institute of Chicago - July 26th, 2011

This fascinating catalogue looks at six artists of the modernist movement who brought the sensibilities and aesthetics of avant-garde art into the public sphere for ordinary people to enjoy and ponder. A beguiling look at an age when it seemed possible that high art could change the world as we know it.

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