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My Favourite Art Books

Mr. J. Day "charlieday2"
 
Jenny Saville
Jenny Saville
"Everyone a masterpiece."
Peter Blake (Modern Artists series)
Peter Blake (Modern Artists series)
"The Master. See also the catalogue to his Liverpool Tate show."
The Devil's Playground
The Devil's Playground
"Must have photography book."
On Photography
On Photography
"Another must have."
The Photograph as Contemporary Art (World of Art)
The Photograph as Contemporary Art (World of Art)
"Interesting overview of recent developments."
Kippenberger
Kippenberger
"Crazy brilliant painter. "Bad Painting" at its best."
Cy Twombly: A Monograph
Cy Twombly: A Monograph
"Beautiful reproductions. And a lot of his books aren't."
What Painting Is
What Painting Is
"Stunning. All painters must own."
The Poetics of Space
The Poetics of Space
"Dense but beautiful."
Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting
Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting
"Painting is back! Hurrah. A great overview of what's relatively current."
Looking back at Francis Bacon
Looking back at Francis Bacon
"This guy knew him best.  See also his interviews with Bacon."
Lucian Freud
Lucian Freud
"Fantastic colour plates."
The Elements of Color: A Treatise on the Color System of Johannes Itten, Based on His Book "The Art of Color" (Graphic Design)
The Elements of Color: A Treatise on the Color System of Johannes Itten, Based on His Book "The Art of Color" (Graphic Design)
"If you can't afford The Art of Colour."
The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color
The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color
"If you can!"
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jean-Michel Basquiat
"Genius!"
Tai-Shan Schierenberg
Tai-Shan Schierenberg
"Lucian Freud's natural successor."
Dear Painter, Paint ME...: Painting the Figure since Picabia
Dear Painter, Paint ME...: Painting the Figure since Picabia
"If you can get hold of it, its well worth it."
Art in Theory 1900-2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas
Art in Theory 1900-2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas
"Most of the theory you'll need."
Eric Fischl: 1970-2000
Eric Fischl: 1970-2000
"Now updated to 1970-2007, and IN PRINT. Get it."