Top 5 Artful Books

Since Guinevere de la Mare, Senior Community Manager of Chronicle Books, has joined us on our “Be Art Guest” Pinterest board for Word Week, we decided to show some love to our Bay Area publishing neighbor. Here are our top 5 Art Tomes from Chronicle Books:

1. The Visual Arts: A History by John Fleming and Hugh Honour

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“In this Revised Seventh Edition, contemporary art historian Michael Archer has brought the account of contemporary art up to date, reflecting the latest developments that continue to shape out cultural history.” –Chronicle Books

2. Let’s Make Some Great Art by Marion Deuchars

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“In this interactive coloring and activity book, Marion Deuchars takes the broad canvas of art and fills it with drawings and activities that engage with what art can be, how it can be made, what it can mean for you and what it has meant for people through the ages.” –Chronicle Books

3. Art Made From Books editied by Laura Heyenga

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“Artists around the world have lately been turning to their bookshelves for more than just a good read, opting to cut, paint, carve, stitch or otherwise transform the printed page into whole new beautiful, thought-provoking works of art.” –Chronicle Books

4. Andy Warhol Pop Box by The Andy Warhol Foundation

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“Andy Warhol has been called the pope of twentieth-century pop culture-a one-man show who dazzled with his innovative influence not only on modern art, but also on film, music, fashion, and even the idea of celebrity. This box offers a unique peek at this modern legends vibrant, chaotic life, with exact reproductions of fascinating ephemera from the Factory years and beyond.” –Chronicle Books

5. Frida Kahlo by Martha Zamora

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“Mexican author Martha Zamora captures the essence of one of Mexico’s most prolific and talented painters in a single comprehensive volume.” –Chronicle Books

Which of these is your favorite? Like Chronicle Books, we believe the intersection of literature and art is crucial to define our current cultural moment.