Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Making A Mark's Top 10 Fine Art Books in December 2010

The 25th Anniversary edition of Making Color Sing

This is my regular monthly update of Makingamark's Top 10 Fine Art Books.  I took a look at the top rated and best selling art books at the end of December and have updated and republished my website with the results.  Click the link to visit the site

Key Notes for December
  • Christmas gifts probably have an influence on what got bought and what got rated in December.  Unsurprisingly The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (which is now 10 years old in its current edition) returned to the top slot as best selling drawing book.  It's one of the best selling art books of all time - as in millions sold!
  • Many top books from previous months stayed in their top slots
  • However Art Business had a change in both categories - probably because I tried doing the interrogation a slightly different way 
New Books
  • James Gurney's (Gurney Journey) new book Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter maintained its listing as the top book in three categories - (possibly due to its release date?)
    • best selling book in Painting
    • top rates new art book
    • best selling new art book
  • I have given up wondering - since this is not a book on the shelves of art book shops in the UK - and have got round to buying The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook - Landscapes.  It arrived just before Chritsmas and I have dipped into it - and I think I can see why it does so well.
Fellow art blogger Richard McKinley is also doing well with Pastel Pointers: Top 100 Secrets for Beautiful Paintings
    On the new books front there's some fascinating books and some good news
    Just click a link and go straight to the category of your choice and find out which I think are the rest of the top 10 art books in December!
    Remember these change every month - and what you see this month won't necessarily be there next month.   

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