Best Art Books

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Looking for good art books? This is my list of the best art and creativity books of all-time. If you only have time to read one or two books, I recommend looking at the Top Art and Creativity Books section below.

Further down the page, you'll find more art book recommendations. Many of these books are fantastic as well. I try to carefully curate all of my reading lists and you can be sure that any art book on this page is worth your time. Enjoy!

The Top Art and Creativity Books

Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre
by Keith Johnstone
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Ignore Everybody
by Hugh MacLeod
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The War of Art: Break Through Your Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
by Steven Pressfield
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The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life
by Twyla Tharp
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Best Artist Biographies

Born Standing Up
by Steve Martin
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Just Kids
by Patti Smith
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Best Photography Books

Intimations of Paradise
by Christopher Burkett
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Resplendent Light
by Christopher Burkett
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More Art and Creativity Book Recommendations

Bird by Bird
by Anne Lamott
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The Practicing Mind
by Thomas M. Sterner
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Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews
by Calvin Tomkins
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Daily Rituals: How Artists Work
by Mason Currey
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