These are some of my favorite art books.
The list is not complete.

The categories covered are:

Click on the title link of each book to read…

Technique

How Successful Artists Study by Samuel Adoquei

The Practice and Science of Drawing by Harold Speed

Oil Painting Techniques and Materials by Harold Speed

The Art Spirit by Robert Henri

Perspective for Artists by Rex Vicat Cole

Light and Shade: A Classic Approach to Three-Dimensional Drawing by Mary P. Merrifield

Methods and Materials of Painting of the Great Schools and Masters by Sir Charles Lock Eastlake

Formulas for Painters by Robert Massey

Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting by Al Gury

The Language of Drawing by Sherrie McGraw

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool

Composition and Design

Pictorial Composition (Composition in Art) by Henry Rankin Poore

Composition by Arthur Wesley Dow

Notan: The Dark-Light Principle of Design by Dorr Bothwell

Nature and its Symbols by Lucia Impelluso

Art Philosophy and Theory

Realism by Linda Nochlin

Rhetoric of Perspective by Hanneke Grootenboer

Still Life

Janet Fish by Vincent Katz

Claudio Bravo by Paul Bowles

Claudio Bravo and Morocco by Janis Gardner Cecil

Manet: The Still Life Paintings by George Mauner

Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst

Chardin by Pierre Rosenberg

Landscape

Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting by John Carlson

Composition of Outdoor Painting by Edgar Payne

Anatomy of Trees by Rex Vicat Cole

Landscape Painting by Mitchell Albala

Vincent’s Trees: Paintings and Drawings by Van Gogh by Ralph Skea

Vincent’s Gardens: Paintings and Drawings by Van Gogh by Ralph Skea

Figurative

The Human Figure by John H. Vanderpoel

Drawing

Sketch Book for the Artist by Sarah Simblet

Botany for the Artist by Sarah Simblet

Artists

Georgia O’Keeffe, catalogue raisonne by Barbara Buhler Lynes

Janet Fish by Vincent Katz

Claudio Bravo by Paul Bowles

Claudio Bravo and Morocco by Janis Gardner Cecil

Willem van Aelst

An American in London: Whistler and the Thames

Vincent’s Trees: Paintings and Drawings by Van Gogh by Ralph Skea

Vincent’s Gardens: Paintings and Drawings by Van Gogh by Ralph Skea

Chardin by Pierre Rosenberg

Sorolla: The Masterworks by Blanca Pons-Sorolla

Gardening and Design

Living Monet: The Artist’s Gardens by Doris Kutschbach

A Passion for Detail by Charlotte Moss

Monet’s Passion: Ideas, Inspiration, and Insights from the Painter’s Gardens by Elizabeth Murray

Monet’s House: An Impressionistic Interior by Heidi Michels

The Magic of Monet’s Garden: His Planting Plans and Color Harmonies by Derek Fell

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If you have a book recommendation, please send me an email at contact[at]elizabethfloyd.com.  I am always looking for the next good book.

Thanks,
Liz