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9 Best Art History Books of All Time

Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Art History books (instead of one person's opinion).

Our process:
1. Search for "best art history books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    The Story of Art

    E.H. Gombrich

    Appears in 4 articles

    Ways of Seeing

    John Berger

    Appears in 3 articles
  3. 3
    Appears in 3 articles
  4. 4
    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 5
    Appears in 2 articles
  6. 6
    Appears in 2 articles
  7. 7
    Appears in 2 articles
  8. 9
    Appears in 2 articles


  • How was this Art History books list created?

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

  • How many Art History books are in this list?

    There are 9 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Art History books list?

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

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