GILBAR'S 
GOOD BOOKS IN ART
 
 
 
 

SHEEP THE BEECHES BY ASHER DURAND

In his Good Books: A Book Lover's Companion (1982) Steven Gilbar asks "What do I mean by good? Not morally good, and not academically good, and not simply popular, although the book I recommend may have one or all of those qualities. 'Rewarding and pleasurable' - those terms I think characterize the books I am recommending." The titles he lists under Art are grouped in the following sub-categories: Art (In General), Art Dealing and Collecting, Painting and Drawing, Design, Fashion, Photography.

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ART (IN GENERAL)

John Berger About Looking. 1980
Bernard Berenson The Bernard Berenson Treasury. 1962
John Canaday What Is Art?
Barbaralee Diamondstein, ed. The Art World. 1977
Janet Flanner Men and Monuments. 1957
E.H. Gombrich The Story of Art. Rev. ed. 1978
Robert Hughes The Shock of the New. 1980
Aldous Huxley On Art and Artists. 1960
Hilton Kramer The Age of the Avant-Garde. 1973
Russell Lynes The Good Old Modern. 1973
Andre Malraux The Voices of Silence
Herbert Read Art and Society: Rev. ed. 1966
Harold Rosenberg Art on the Edge. 1975
John Ruskin The Lamp of Beauty: Writings on Art. 1959
John Russell The Meaning of Modern Art. 1981
Meyer Schapiro Modern Art. 1978
Leo Stein Appreciation. 1947
Leo Steinberg Other Criteria: Confrontations With Art. 1972
Calvin Tomkins Merchants and Masterpieces. 1970
Giorgio Vasari Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects. Rev. ed. 1568
Time-Life Editors Time-Life Library of Art. 1966-70

ART DEALING AND COLLECTING

S.N. Behrman Duveen. 1952
Carl David Collecting and Care of Fine Art. 1981
Rene Gimpel Diary of an Art Dealer. 1966
Peggy Guggenheim Out of This Century. 1946
Julien Levy Memoir of an Art Gallery. 1977
Metropolitan Museum of Art The Chase, The Capture: Collecting at the Metropolitan. 1975
Francis Steegmuller The Two Lives of James Jackson Jarves. 1951
Francis H. Taylor The Taste of Angels. 1948
Louise Hall Tharp Mrs. Jack. 1965
Ambroise Vollard Recollections of a Picture Dealer. 1936

PAINTING AND DRAWING

Charles Baudelaire Art in Paris, 1845-1862. 1981
Quentin Bell Victorian Artists. 1968
Kenneth Clark Looking at Pictures. 1960
Richard Cox The Boticelli Madonna. 1979
Jules Feiffer The Great Comic Book Heroes. 1965
James Thomas Flexner American Old Masters. Rev. ed. 1980
M.B. Goffstein An Artist. 1980
Edmund Goncourt and
Jules Goncourt
French XVIII Century Painters. 1856-75
William M. Ivins, Jr. Prints and Visual Communication. 1953
Henry James The Painter's Eye. 1957
Richard Lane Images From the Floating World. 1978
Genevieve Monnier and
Bernice Rose
Drawing: History of an Art. 1979
Frank O'Hara Art Chronicles, 1954-66. 1975
John Rewald The History of Impressionism. Rev. ed. 1973
Richard H. Childers Productions Air Powered: The Art of the Air Brush. 1980

DESIGN

Victor Arwas Art Deco. 1980
Stephen Bayley In Good Shape. 1979
Edward Booth-Clibborn and
Daniele Baroni
The Language of Graphics. 1979
Erica Brown Interior Views: Design at Its Best. 1980
Jonathan L. Fairbanks and
Elizabeth Bidwell Bates
American Furniture, 1620 to the Present. 1981
Nikolas Pevsner Pioneers of Modern Design. Rev ed. 1964
Mario Praz The House of Life, 1964
Brian Rice, Tony Evans The English Sunrise. 1972

FASHION

Michael Batterberry and
Ariane Batterberry
Mirror, Mirror. 1977
Christian Dior Christian Dior and I. 1957
Kennedy Fraser The Fashionable Mind. 1981
Alison Lurie The Language of Clothes. 1981
Irving Penn and
Diane Vreeland
Inventive Paris Clothes, 1909-39. 1978

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ansel Adams The Camera. 1980
Gail Buckland Fox Talbot and the Invention of Photography. 1980
A,D. Coleman Light Readings. 1979
Eastman Kodak Company The Joy of Photography. 1979
David Galloway A Family Album. 1978

 
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