Sunday, July 11, 2010

Art Book Buying Update

Armand Cabrera

This year has some great titles for artists. Here are a few of my favorites. These books are available from Amazon for order or pre-order.

Jim Gurney

I was lucky enough to be asked by Jim to read an advance copy. Whether you are an illustrator or gallery artist this book is a must have if you want to understand modern color and light theory. This is not a how to book but there are plenty of helpful observations and tips for artists.

Syd Mead

This is the latest offering from the grand master of concept art. His last book Sentury, was ten years ago.

Walt Reed

The first monograph on Dunn in 40 years with lots of color plates and included will be a reprint of his ‘An Evening in the Classroom’

Richard Ormond

These are the best books out on Sargent and well worth the expense. For some reason volume six was released last year after volume four.

Donald Hedgpeth

A new monograph on Lougheed who was, in my opinion, one of the best wildlife and plein air painters there was.


billspaintingmn said...

Thanks for the heads up on these! They look interesting, and informative!

James Gurney said...

Thanks, Armand, for mentioning my book. You've put me in good company, and I'll keep an eye out for some of those other recommendations.

The recent Ormond book on Sargent's Venice watercolors is also fantastic.

armandcabrera said...


Thanks, as someone who buys a lot of books myself I'm really looking forward to these releases. You can never have enough art books!

armandcabrera said...


Thanks for the headsup on the Sargent Watercolor Book. I'm looking forward to the release of Color and Light.

Jussi Tarvainen said...

Hey Armand thanks for the heads up. Definitely going to snatch the Gurney book and write a review in length about as well as that Sargent and Syd Mead. Delicious stuff:)

Keep up your great posts, I really enjoy reading them and they are such invaluable information like in the copyrights post.