Art History 101

Essential Books for Art Historians (and Lovers)

Roma Piotrowska 6 September 2022 min Read

Not sure what you should read next? Here is a list of the most important art-related books you should read. Written in the previous century, they have been massively influential for artists, art historians, and art theorists. Some of them have been almost prophetic and feel relevant to this day.

These books influenced not only art history but also architectural theory, cultural studies, and media theory. They aren’t always linked directly with art but comment on the development of technology and mass media so important for the art in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Here’s the list:

1. The Medium is the Message by Marshall McLuhan

Books for Art Lovers the medium is the message marshall mcluhan