Discover an inspirational mix of Art related books hand picked by Fine Art student and upcoming artist Leanne Rich who has been a volunteer with great input at JahRoc Galleries over the last year. Leanne’s passionate and diverse interest in all things art has lead to this compilation of Art Books…
New releases from 2016/2017.....
Art record covers
Celebrating the relationship between visual art and music production this anthology of 500 pieces of cover art takes us on a journey from the 1950’s through to the present day. Featuring a range of contemporary art practices from post modernism to pop art alongside informative analysis and fact sheets relating to each cover this is a fabulous book for art & music lovers alike.
Les Dîners de gala
A reissued classic from 1973 this cookbook by Salvador Dali offers recipes that Dali used at the dinner parties thrown by himself and his wife Gala.
“Les dîners de Gala is uniquely devoted to the pleasures of taste … If you are a disciple of one of those calorie-counters who turn the joys of eating into a form of punishment, close this book at once; it is too lively, too aggressive, and far too impertinent for you.”—Salvador Dalí
Roni Horn - the selected gifts (1974 - 2015)
Cataloguing gifts given to the author and artist Roni Horn throughout her life this book creates a type of self portraiture narrative through images of the objects.
The latest installment of the popular Vitamin series by Phaidon. This book showcases more than 100 artists who are making an important contribution to the medium of paint.
Your inner critic is a big jerk
This book is designed to help silence the inner critic that can affect your ability to create and grow as an artist. Each chapter highlights pivotal moments on the path to success and offers practical exercises to work through the issues. Illustrated by Martha Rich this is a fun and user friendly guide to pushing through those creative roadblocks.
A few older favourites.....
Betty edwards - drawing on the right side of the brain
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is one of the world’s most popular instructional drawing books. Suitable for beginners through to professional artists this book will increase your skills, confidence and enjoyment in drawing.
whitechapel - documents of contemporary art
A collaboration between London’s famous Whitechapel gallery and MIT press has produced a fascinating range of informative and affordable art books. Covering a diverse range of topics from sexuality and abstraction to time and animals each book provides a definitive examination of the subjects significance to contemporary art.
Ways of seeing
Based on the BBC television series of the same name John Berger’s classic text on art was a revolutionary voice in the staid world of professional art critics. Still relevant today Berger’s text exhorts us to acknowlegde the relationship between what we see and what we know.