Art Education Reading List

Professional and recreational books about art and art education, recommended by art educators. Send your reviews of books and articles or suggestions for other reading to the webmaster. Links are provided to book sellers or reviews of the book and are not a commercial for the supplier of the book.

A Documentary History of Art (2 volumes) by Elizabeth G. Holt

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink

Analyzing Children’s Art Rhoda Kellogg

Art and Visual Perception Rudolf Arnheim

The Art Spirit by Robert Henri

The Arts & the Creation of Mind Elliot Eisner

Assessment in Art Education by Donna Kay Beattie

Benvenuto Cellini: Autobiography George Bull, translator

Books by David Warlick (2010 Keynote at AEI Fall Conference)

Brunelleschi’s Dome by Ross King

Creating Minds:an Anatomy of Creativity Seen through the Lives of Freud, Einstein, Picasso, Stravinsky, Eliot, Graham & Gandhi by Howard Gardner

The Documents of 20th‐Century Art Robert Motherwell, General Editor

Engaging Learners Through Artmaking: Choice-Based Art Education Katherine M. Douglas and Diane B. Jaquith. Available from the NAEA Book Store at a reduced price! Webmaster Favorite. Teaching for Artistic Behavior online articles about Choice-based Art Education

Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer

Inventing Kindergarten by Norman Brosterman

The Journal of Eugène Delacroix Walter Pach, translator

The Judgment of Paris by Ross King

The Laughing Classroom: Everyone's Guide to Teaching With Humor and Play by Diana Loomans, Karen J. Kolberg, Martha Weston, Diane Loomans

Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling Ross King

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci Read the text online!

Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative by Sir Kenneth Robinson

Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer

The Romantic Manifesto by Ayn Rand

Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains by LouAnne Johnson

The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles
by R. Freedman - 2006


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