Art Book Buying Update

Armand Cabrera

This year has some great titles for artists. Here are a few of my favorites. These books are available from Amazon for order or pre-order.

Jim Gurney
I was lucky enough to be asked by Jim to read an advance copy. Whether you are an illustrator or gallery artist this book is a must have if you want to understand modern color and light theory. This is not a how to book but there are plenty of helpful observations and tips for artists.

Syd Mead
This is the latest offering from the grand master of concept art. His last book Sentury, was ten years ago.
Walt Reed
The first monograph on Dunn in 40 years with lots of color plates and included will be a reprint of his ‘An Evening in the Classroom’
Richard Ormond
These are the best books out on Sargent and well worth the expense. For some reason volume six was released last year after volume four.
Donald Hedgpeth
A new monograph on Lougheed who was, in my opinion, one of the best wildlife and plein air painters there was.

5 thoughts on “Art Book Buying Update

  1. Thanks, Armand, for mentioning my book. You've put me in good company, and I'll keep an eye out for some of those other recommendations.

    The recent Ormond book on Sargent's Venice watercolors is also fantastic.

  2. Bill,

    Thanks, as someone who buys a lot of books myself I'm really looking forward to these releases. You can never have enough art books!

  3. Hey Armand thanks for the heads up. Definitely going to snatch the Gurney book and write a review in length about as well as that Sargent and Syd Mead. Delicious stuff:)

    Keep up your great posts, I really enjoy reading them and they are such invaluable information like in the copyrights post.

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