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13 Best Art Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most accurate list of best Art books.

How we picked these:
1. Search for "best Art books" and study the top 6 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 馃槉
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 2
    Appears in 2 articles
  2. 4

    Do It

    The Compendium

    Bruce Altshuler

    Appears in 2 articles
  3. 5
    Appears in 2 articles
  4. 6
    Appears in 2 articles
  5. 7

    The Story of Art

    E.H. Gombrich

    Appears in 2 articles
  6. 8
    Appears in 2 articles
  7. 9

    The Art Spirit

    Robert Henri

    Appears in 2 articles
  8. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    12
    Appears in 2 articles
  9. 13

    Just Kids

    Patti Smith

    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this list created?

    We searched for "best Art books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are in this list?

    There are 13 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Art books on the internet.

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