My cheap Ikea bookshelves are buckling from the weight of owning a wall of heavy art books. So, I fight myself to not buy anymore but I recently saw “The Art Book:New Edition” at the SFMoMA book store and I had to have it. It is now my new favorite art book to flip through while sitting on my couch and drinking tea. It’s fun, colorful, not intimidating and easy to search through with an easy A–Z format of the greatest painters, photographers and sculptors from medieval times to the present day. It is now sitting on my coffee table as not add to the problem occurring on my bookshelves.
I wrote to the publisher, Phaidon Press, that my readers would be very interested in this book and I would love a copy to do a giveaway for the holidays. I know you love free things, especially a hardcover, vibrant art book that would also make an impressive gift. Here are more details about the book:
Hardback 11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in
600 artists/ 600 color illustrations
Value is $59.95
To win a brand new copy of The Art Book: New Edition by Phaidon Press:
In the comments section of this post, answer the question, “What is your favorite piece of art work?” It could be something you have seen or wish to see one day. My favorite changes frequently but I will reveal my current one in my next post.
I’ll pick one winner, at random (using Random.com) and announce them on Christmas Day, December 25th.
About the Authors:
This compilation draws together the research and works of a broad selection of curators, critics, artists and academics.
All photos are from The Art Book: New Edition, copyright © 2012, published by Phaidon Press