The Art Forger by B. Shapiro, Lisa Karim's Staff Pick for February Interesting story and details about the art world, now planning a trip to Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - scene of the still yet to be solved 1990 art heist crime.
For Laura: Coffee Table books - PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives by Frank Warren
Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. Applies to lots of things besides comics.
What is beauty? Umberto Eco, among Italy’s finest and most important contemporary thinkers, explores the nature, the meaning, and the very history of the idea of beauty in Western culture.
Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton. Takes you from Christie's Auction House to a college art class.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt: The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.
Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking: David Bayles, Ted Orland
The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, Tenth Anniversary Edition: Anniversary Edition: Julia Cameron
The Art Book midi
Ways of Seeing: John Berger’s Classic 1972 BBC Critique of Consumer Culture