Artist Book Club

Let’s read & discuss one great art book every month.  Some will be novels centered around art, others might be critiques examining the life and work of a particular artist, some might be books on technique written by a particular artist we are interested in.  Questions will be provided to draw us deeper into the ideas presented in the book. No drawing or painting skills required. 

 

When: 

Meet Monthly on second Tuesday from 7-8:30 pm

Where: 

We will meet at my home once quarantine is finished. 

Soup, Salad & Tea provided.  

Investment:

$25 (covers the cost of the meal, etc.)

Book Selections:

  • Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars - Camille Paglia

  • Broad Strokes - 15 Women Artists who made art and history - Bridget Quinn

  • Ways of Looking - How to experience Contemporary Art - Ossian Ward

  • What I Loved  - Siri Hustvedt

  • The 12 Million Dollar Stuffed Shark: The curious economics of contemporary art - Don Thompson, Adam Verner

  • Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees - Lawrence Weschler 

  • The World to Come - Dara Horne

  • Big Magic - Elizabeth Gilbert

  • The Heart to Start: Stop Procrastinating & Start Creating - David Kadavy

  • The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life - Twyla Tharp

  • The Lady and the Unicorn - Tracy Chevalier

  • The War of Art - Steven Pressfield

  • Lady in Ermine — The Story of A Woman Who Painted the Renaissance: A Biographical Novel of Sofonisba Anguissola - Donna DiGiuseppe

  • The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt

  • Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic - Lisa Congdon

  • Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture - Ross King

  • How to Be Both - Ali Smith

  • The Garden of Earthly Delights - Robert Dodds

  • The Vein of Gold - Julia Cameron

  • The Artist's Way - Julia Cameron

  • An Object of Beauty - Steve Martin

  • Chasing Cezanne - Peter Mayle 

  • How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci - Michael J. Gelb

  • Art & Fear - David Bayles & Ted Orland

  • Leonardo's Swans - Karen Essex

  • The Passion of Artemisia - Susan Vreeland

  • The Birth of Venus - Sarah Dunant

  • Leonardo and the Last Supper - Ross King

  • Secret Knowledge - David Hockney

  • Girl in Hyacinth Blue - Diana Vreeland

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