Art Theory Book for Artists

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These are some of the best art theory books that I have found for capturing the essence of what it means to make art. These are all must-reads for any artist, or anyone interested in art. Truly remarkable work by some of the greatest artists of all time. Check them all out, and I invite you to click on all of the links, so that you can look inside each book, so that you can get a gist of what they are like. Try them out.

This is one art theory book that stands out from the rest in the originality of it’s composition and layout. A truly remarkable and original source of ideas and inspiration to make yourself a better artist. Art comes from understanding, so if you want to know more, just click on the images or links.. Thanks!

Art Theory: On Painting, Architecture, and Other Visual Media: Including Creative Inspiration for Artists

This book delves deeply into the thoughts and ideas of someone commited to art.
It is a great display of mastery of knowledge of visual art, and it it easy to understand.
It is chock full of ideas on how to produce art.

This is the paperback version and it is meant to be used as a study guide. There is plenty of room in the book to draw, make notes, add new ideas, and the like. If you are going to get a book from which to study and understand art better, this art theory book is the one for you. You will learn a vast quantity of knowledge gleaned from over nine years of accumulated experience and thinking.

What a great way to start a new adventure into your unknown world of art.
You will greatly appreciate having this book, because of the new ideas you will get.

Art Theory: On Painting, Architecture, and Other Visual Media: Including Creative Inspiration for Artists – paperback

This paperback version is meant to be a workbook of sorts. There is plenty of room to add content, draw ideas, and expand upon these thoughts. So, if you get a hard copy, it is meant to be studied, with things written in it. I intend to get a copy myself, and add more to it, too. Then I will issue an updated version years from now.

Anyways, it is chocked full of ideas and good information. I think you will find the creative inspiration for artists section quite intruiging. So, get a hard copy and write your own ideas all over it. Expand, create, manifest… Thanks.

This book is meant to be marked upon. The more this art theory book grows, the more you learn. Having a paperback can be greatly advantageous to anyone pursuing art or architecture because it puts you light years ahead of your peers. It is a wonderful look into the mind’s eye of an artist, and really only artistic people should get it. They will understand it perfectly.

If you want some good art theory, and a ton of ideas all in one place, then this is the book you want. You can even click on the link and read the first part of it. The first part has some really pertinent dialogue about how people percieve art, so you really should check it out. I think artists can take a lot from this type of book, which is presented in a list, so that they can gain more insight into their own work. These are definitely relevant to art and apply to a lot of other art forms, as well.

There’s almost an infinite amount of things to know about art and music, so you can start by checking out this book. It is a wonderful mix of culture, media, creativity, and love. Art with a higher purpose is the aim, so you can get a sneak peek and maybe get it to include in your art theory book collection.

I think every artist should have this art theory book, or one of them in their collection. It is truly a work of great depth, and applies many principles and methods to art as a whole. It is a fantastic read. Also, at the back, these ideas are perfect for anyone interested in contemporary design and culture. The book also dicusses architectural topics, like movement patterns, juxtapositions, spatial layouts, and other things.

Get a copy and see for yourself, and you really can’t go wrong. It’s really like no other art book out there. I highly recommend getting the paperback and going from there. Plus the cover looks good, is unusual, and looks good on a coffee table. A great addition to any library this art theory book is one of the frontrunners of it’s time. It’s maybe, like, sort of ahead of it’s time in some ways.

^Get the paperback here^


And here’s the Kindle version:

Art Theory: On Painting, Architecture, and Other Visual Media: Including Creative Inspiration for Artists Kindle Edition
This is the kindle version, and if you have Kindle unlimited, or Amazon prime, then it is free for you to read. Anyways, definitely check this one out too, it may even save you a couple of bucks.

A vision filled light filled new awakening of art in an art theory book that is laid out like a list, so be sure to check out the kindle version, too. It’s the same book as the one above, just with a different cover. I thought the cover for the paperback would look good on a coffee table or something like that. Anyways, what a great deal.

Art Theory: On Painting, Architecture, and Other Visual Media: Including Creative Inspiration for Artists – Kindle Edition

This is a book by Steven Yessick, the well known visual artist, who, among other books, has a new one coming out on Kindle on May 19th for free. Check out his author page:here

Steven Yessick has been making art his whole life. This theory book is great. It’s unlike any other book. It’s just basically a list of relevant ideas that apply to architecture and painting. You can find new ideas if you expand upon these. I wrote it over a course of nine years, so the list grows as I had come back to it. It’s an interesting look into the thoughts of an artist, and what artists think about. It is basically a ton of ideas all laid out in a easy to undersatand format. Check it out on Kindle!

Writings on Art and Architecture (1999-2016).. I kept a running list of ideas for years, and I added to it over a long period of time. New ideas were added to the list as they were discovered.

There is an introduction with poignant ideas on art as a whole. Next, is the list of ideas and theories expounded upon over time. Then, in the final chapter, there is a list of composition ideas for creativity for all types of artists. Overall, a highly relevant art theory book for abstract artists, contemporary architects, and anyone interested in furthering their own artistic sensibilities.

Why this book?

This book is big, and is like an ideabook, where two minds meet.
Not as good as the paperback, which is recommended, because the paperback allows you to bne a prt of the book as it unfolds new understasndings and awarenesses of art.
There are some other art theory books out there, but nothing is quite like this one. Truly a great read that harmonizes with the repentance of the negation of the system.

Anyways you will definitely enjoy this far out and cool read on art and lifestyles of artists.
It starts with an introduction of how artist’s should think about art when they are approaching it. It gives artists a fresh perspective on art. Many of the principles apply to other media such as architecture and music.

Truly a great delve into the world of @yessickart art theory, and some of the ideas were discovered and written down as respose to previous writings. What the artist did was start a list of ideas, and then he came back to them oiver time, as new things were learned. A neat adventure all compiled in one place for you to read and study. And you can add to it. I would like to see many new art ideas arise from this book.

More on this art theory book

If you think you have seen it all, then just wait until you see the list of creative inspiration ideas for artists. It has cool ways of describing shapes and how they are placed next to each other to create an image. If you like other art theory books, you probably have never seen one that is a list.

Check it out

If you peek inside the book, you can read the first part, which is an introduction on how art should be thought of, as something with a standard of excellence in any media which is used. Anyways if you want to see something unique, different,. and unlike anything else out there, then be sure to get your hands on a copy of this awesome book. Truly a gem in the art world, there’s really nothing else like it in this world. So original, and straight to the point, no extra b.s. Just pure ideation with room for expansion and new ideas to surface.

A little more on this art theory book

An expanded edition may come later, but for now, this is like nine years of thoughts on art, all combined into one truly significant and meaningful book. So, if you want an art theory book unlike any other, then you have to try this one. It exceeds all others insofar as it is to the point, to the kill, and direct. As it explains ideas concisely. It is meant to be thought about as you read it. You really have to take a step back to fully understand some of the ideas, and the way they are explained. You can have a good time reading this book, and it may even make you laugh. LOL

Anyways, why not try it. It is quite unique, and you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. So take a sec, click on the image, and check out this amazing art theory book by @yessickart…



Other Art Theory Books

For Architecture, this is a must read for Art Theory books, and it’s easy to read:

It’s backed by scientific studies.
A Pattern language

This is a great book that can be read by anyone. It applies to a lot of things. Architecture is part of all of our lives, whether we like it or not. It is a great sensible look into real life ideas and situations that present themselves with modern town planning. It’s just an allover great book.

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Art as Experience

This book is a synthesis of many years of accumulated knowledgge by the great Art instructor and educator, John Dewey. It is still as pertinent today as it was when it was written. A great Choice.

Sometimes it is good to look at an artist’s complete works. You can do that with this book.

Steven Yessick Original Oil Paintings 2000-2009: A Journey into the Abstract and Unknown

The best oil and acrylic paintings by Steven Yessick, a.k.a. @yessickart. Ranging in complexity from the simple abstract to the complicated interplay of form. An intermingling of the luxurious and the decadent. Abstract and surreal art from the 21st century and beyond, in a magnificent visual display, with commentary by the author and artist.

The reason why is it good to look at complete works, is that you get to see how an artist evolves, and see the different things that they produce along the way. This has many great pieces in it. Check it out, a contemporary painter. Coolm book!

Yes, this a great one to have., And he talks about each piece, and it’s surrounding circumstances, a truly great book!

More Art Theory Books

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Interaction of Color: 50th Anniversary Edition

This book is by Joseph Albers, who studied color his whole life. He even based his work on the interactions between colors. He was fascinated by how colors look next to each other. Anyways, this book is a definite treasure. A wonderful and truly insightful book into the study of color.

Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series

This a truly outstanding read, based on a TV series about how different people percieve things differently. What an outstanding compilation of knowledge about perception, and how visual art can affect it, to some degree. ANyways, a great book to have if you are an artist.

Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation (Bollingen)
Considered a great classic by all who seek for a meeting ground between science and the humanities, Art and Illusion examines the history and psychology of pictorial representation in light of present-day theories of visual perception information and learning. Searching for a rational explanation of the changing styles of art, Gombrich reexamines many ideas on the imitation of nature and the function of tradition.

This is the book to have. I mean you can understand how people perceive art, and how it is presented. If you want one of the best art theory books, out there, then this is the one for you..

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