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9 Best Art History Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Art History books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best art history books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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  1. 1
    The Story of Art

    The Story of Art

    E.H. Gombrich

    Ways of Seeing

    Ways of Seeing

    John Berger

  3. 3
    The Art Book
  4. 4
    Helen Gardner's Art Through The Ages
  5. 5
    The Lives of the Artists
  6. 7
    Classical Art
  7. 9
    The Duchamp Dictionary


  • How was this Art History books list created?

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

  • How many Art History books are in this list?

    There are 9 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Art History books list?

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

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