Sunday, December 1, 2013

Day One: Books for Art Lovers

Day 1-Art:

What are you Looking at? The Surprising, Shocking and Sometime Strange Story of 150  Years of Modern Art by Will Gompertz
Is there a modern art lover in your family or group of friends? Well, this paperback is a perfect gift for them. It includes stories about Duchamp, Kandinsky, Cindy Sherman, etc.

UGLY The Aesthetic of Everything by Stephen Bayley
This book asks the question "Is there such a thing as ugliness . . . or are aesthetic judgments purely a matter of taste?"

Awake in a Dream World: The Art of Audrey Niffenegger
Most people don't know that the author of the best-selling book The Time Traveler's Wife is also an artist. This collection of unique illustrations will thrill the surrealist in your life.

Breakfast with Lucian: The Astounding Life and Outrageous Times of Britain's Great Modern Painter  by Geordie Greig
The title says it all! Lucian Freud was a brilliant painter who really did live an astounding life--which Geordie Greig writes all about in this gripping biography. Images of some Lucian Freud's painting are included as well as some personal photographs.

The Vatican: All the Paintings: The Complete Collection of Old Masters, plus more than 300 sculptures, maps, tapestries and other works by Anya Grebe and Ross King
This amazing collection will be a hit with any art lover- it even includes a DVD!

Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton
While roaming the streets of New York City Brandon Stanton has captured a glimpse into the lives of dozens of people from around the world. A simplistic and beautiful collection of photographs accompanied by minor pieces of dialogue between the photographer and the people he has photographed. This book speaks for itself. A truly great gift for anyone.