Art Book Genre – What’s the best definition for the art genre? Books in the art nonfiction genre are about some sort of artistic form: painting, sculpting, etc. The books can be about the technical aspects of the medium or art form, about the artists themselves, or about the history and meaning behind famous pieces and collections of art. The art genre can also encompass trends in modern art and decorating.

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art book genre book coverArt Book Genre – Examples

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1. A History of Illuminated Manuscripts by Christopher De Hamel

2. Antoni Gaudi, 1852-1926: From Nature to Architecture by Maria Antonietta Crippa

3. Art as Experience by John Dewey

4. Brunelleschi’s Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture by Ross King

5. Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction by David Macaulay

6. Classical Art: From Greece to Rome by Mary Beard

7. Egyptian Art by Cyril Aldred

8. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Masterworks by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer

9. Greek Art and Archaeology by John Griffiths Pedley

10. History of Beauty by Umberto Eco

11. History of Italian Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture by Frederick Hartt

12. How Art Made the World by Nigel Jonathan Spivey

13. Islamic Arts by Jonathan Bloom

14. Le Corbusier, 1887-1965: The Lyricism of Architecture in the Machine Age by Jean-Louis Cohen

15. Michelangelo : The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture by Michelangelo Buonarroti

16. Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King

17. Michelangelo, the Sistine Chapel by Stefano Zuffi

18. Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age by Modris Eksteins

19. Tadao Ando: 1941 by Masao Furuyama

20. The Art and Architecture of Persia by Giovanni Curatola

21. The Complete Paintings and Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci

22. The Lamp of Beauty: Writings on Art by John Ruskin

23. The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr

24. Vasari’s Lives of the Artists: Giotto, Masaccio, Fra Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian by Giorgio Vasari

25. Ways of Seeing by John Berger

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Art Book Genre – Related Book Genres

* Architecture Book Genre

* Crafts Book Genre

* Design Book Genre

* Fashion Book Genre

* How-To Genre

* General Nonfiction Book Genre

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