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13 Best Art Books of All Time

Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Art books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best art books" and study the top 6 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 馃槉
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2023)

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    Just Kids

    Patti Smith

  2. 4
  3. 5

    The Art Spirit

    Robert Henri

  4. 6

    The Story of Art

    E.H. Gombrich

  5. 9
  6. 11

    Do It

    The Compendium

    Bruce Altshuler

  7. 13


  • How was this Art books list created?

    We searched for "best Art books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Art books are in this list?

    There are 13 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Art books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Art books on the internet.

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