Top 10 Best Books to Read in Conceptual Arts - October 2021

Books in the conceptual arts genre revolve around the artwork, in which the idea is more important than the appearance of the painting. Sometimes, the artists only understand the concept behind such artworks. This genre portrays the ways of understanding and making conceptual arts. Sometimes, this type of artwork doesn’t take a physical form. Readers can only understand it by the written thinking and imagination of the artist. This genre widely covers info about the history of conceptualism and popular art photographs from the past. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Conceptual Arts.

1. The Drawing Book for Kids: 365 Daily Things to Draw, Step by Step (Woo! Jr. Kids Activities Books)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Conceptual Arts - October 2021

The most comprehensive how to draw book for kids! This children's drawing book gives you 365 things to draw every day for an entire year - animals, objects, food, plants, vehicles, sports, holidays and more. Every mini drawing lesson is broken down into easy to follow step by step instructions, so that all budding artists can create a masterpiece. This book is perfect for kids 9-12 +, but kids age 6-8 with a high interest in art will be able to follow our diagrams easily as well.The Drawing Book for Kids is the only book you'll need to turn your kids' creativity into artistic confidence!

  • Author: Woo! Jr. Kids Activities
  • Publisher: Wendybird Press (August 16, 2017)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Arts, Music & Photography
  • ISBN: 978-0997799378
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.35 x 11 inches


2. The Artist's Way Workbook

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Conceptual Arts - October 2021

“Julia Cameron invented the way people renovate the creative soul.”  – The New York Times For the millions of people who have uncovered their creative selves through the Artist's Way program: a workbook and companion to the international bestseller. Alife-changing twelve-week program, The Artist's Way has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. Now, for the first time, fans will have this elegantly designed and user-friendly volume for use in tandem with the book. The Artist's Way Workbook includes: - more than 110 Artist's Way tasks; - more than 50 Artist's Way check-ins; - a fascinating introduction to the workbook in which Cameron shares new insights into the creative process that she has culled in the decade since The Artist's Way was originally published; - new and original writings on Morning Page Journaling and the Artist's Date-two of the most vital tools set forth by Cameron in The Artist's Way . The Artist's Way Workbook is an indispensable book for anyone following the spiritual path to higher creativity laid out in The Artist's Way .

  • Author: Julia Cameron
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee (September 21, 2006)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1585425334
  • Dimensions: 9.67 x 0.82 x 11.8 inches


3. Mindful Affirmations and Activities: A Kid’s guide with 50 Positive Mantras and Activities to Manage Emotions, Grow Mindful, Strong and Confident

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Conceptual Arts - October 2021

Help your child embrace mindfulness and build their confidence with this gorgeous and empowering journal. Combining a stunning minimalist format and adorable coloring pages with thought-provoking mindfulness exercises, this wonderful journal will help children of all ages explore their deepest feelings and foster personal growth with a selection of loving affirmations. Growing up can be a difficult time for kids, especially when they need to deal with emotions like anxiety, sadness, and stress, but this inspiring book seeks to help them on their journey of self-discovery, providing them a safe and enjoyable place to doodle, color, journal, vent, and let go of their worries. With mantras designed to boost self-esteem and help kids develop healthy levels of confidence, as well as engaging questions which prompt them to consider new ideas, reflect on concepts like forgiveness and gratitude, and improve their imagination, Mindful Affirmations and Activities will quickly become a treasured journal or diary which your kids will love to write in. Book details: A Selection of Beautiful and Empowering Affirmations To Promote Mindfulness and Positivity Ideal For Kids of All Ages, Especially 5-12 Contains 150 Pages of High-Quality Paper With a Perfect 7 x 10” Page Size Helps Kids Let Go of Stress, Manage Their Emotions, and Become More Confident Fun Coloring Pages For Doodling and Unleashing Their Inner Artist Makes a Heartfelt Present For Birthdays, Christmas, Easter and More And 50 Brilliant Interactive Exercises To Help Kids Confront Their Feelings As a thoughtful and creative gift for your child, grandchild, niece or nephew, this memorable journal is a sure-fire way to help your kids become more mindful and present, practice gratefulness, be more creative, and develop healthy emotions. Scroll up and buy now to begin empowering your kids today!

  • Author: Pragya Tomar
  • Publisher: PenMagic Books (October 9, 2020)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1952821066
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.35 x 10 inches


4. Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series (Penguin Books for Art)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Conceptual Arts - October 2021

“The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled” -- so opens John Berger’s revolutionary million-copy bestseller on how to look at art John Berger's Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and the most influential books on art in any language. First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the  Sunday Times critic commented: "This is an eye-opener in more ways than one: by concentrating on how we look at paintings . . . he will almost certainly change the way you look at pictures." By now he has.

  • Author: John Berger
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; 1st edition (December 1, 1990)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-0140135152
  • Dimensions: 5.11 x 0.58 x 7.79 inches


5. At the Mountains of Madness Vol. 2

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Conceptual Arts - October 2021

Return to the final days of the Dyer expedition in the remote Antarctic wastes. The letters from expedition leader Professor William Dyer grow increasingly more desperate as the expedition presses on, leaving sanity behind them. What they discover beneath the ice is meant for no living man to see, Cyclopean structures and alien landscapes that defy history itself. The final act of the Dyer Expedition is a descent into cosmic horror and utter madness. H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness , first published in 1936, is one of the greatest classics of American horror literature. The most ambitious story Lovecraft ever wrote, it has served as a source of inspiration for filmmakers and authors in the decades since his death. This is the second volume of two. François Baranger, an illustrator with experience working in both the film and gaming industries, was fascinated early on by Lovecraft’s creatures and visions which populated the darkest recesses of fantasy. Having previously illustrated The Call of Cthulhu to great acclaim, this book is his most ambitious creation so far.

  • Author: H.P. Lovecraft
  • Publisher: Design Studio Press; Illustrated edition (October 26, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1624650512


6. Codex Seraphinianus: 40th Anniversary Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Conceptual Arts - October 2021

Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of its original publication, this special edition of the beloved, best-selling cult classic features a new design, new cover illustration, and 15 never-before-seen drawings. Featuring a handsome new package redesigned by the author himself, this edition is a must-have for fans and collectors of Luigi Serafini’s art. First published in 1981 in Milan by F.M. Ricci, the book has been hailed as one of the most unusual yet beautiful art books ever made. A visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language, it has fueled much debate over its meaning. Written for the information age and addressing the import of coding and decoding in genetics, literary criticism, and computer science, it has now fascinated and enchanted two generations.   While its message may be unclear, its appeal is obvious: it is a most exquisite artifact, blurring the line between art book and art object. This edition presents it in a new, unparalleled light complete with 15 new illustrations by the author. With the advent of new forms of communication, continuous streams of information, and social media, the Codex is more relevant and timely than ever.   A limited numbered deluxe edition, bound in real cloth and presented in a handsome slipcase, is also available. It includes a signed print of a new illustration made by the author to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the death in 1321 of Dante Alighieri, one of Italy’s greatest writers and creator of The Divine Comedy.

  • Author: Luigi Serafini
  • Publisher: Rizzoli (October 12, 2021)
  • Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
  • ISBN: 978-0847871049


7. The Art of Death Stranding

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Conceptual Arts - October 2021

The official art book for Hideo Kojima's BAFTA-winning DEATH STRANDING. After the collapse of civilization, Sam Bridges must journey across a ravaged landscape crawling with otherworldly threats to save mankind from the brink of extinction. From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes an all-new, genre-defying experience for the PlayStation®4 system, nominated for the DICE Game of the Year Award. In the near future, mysterious explosions have rocked the planet, setting off a series of supernatural events known as the Death Stranding. With spectral creatures plaguing the landscape, and the planet on the verge of a mass extinction, it's up to Sam Bridges to journey across the ravaged continent and save mankind from impending annihilation. The Art of Death Stranding is packed with hundreds of pieces of concept art for the characters, equipment, locations and creatures featured in the game, as well as early and unused concepts, including artwork by acclaimed artist Yoji Shinkawa.

  • Author: Titan Books
  • Publisher: Titan Books (February 11, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Other Media
  • ISBN: 978-1789091564
  • Dimensions: 12.38 x 0.98 x 11.05 inches


8. The Electric State

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Conceptual Arts - October 2021

NPR Best Books of 2018 A teen girl and her robot embark on a cross-country mission in this illustrated science fiction story, perfect for fans of Ready Player One and Black Mirror . In late 1997, a runaway teenager and her small yellow toy robot travel west through a strange American landscape where the ruins of gigantic battle drones litter the countryside, along with the discarded trash of a high-tech consumerist society addicted to a virtual-reality system. As they approach the edge of the continent, the world outside the car window seems to unravel at an ever faster pace, as if somewhere beyond the horizon, the hollow core of civilization has finally caved in.

  • Author: Simon Stålenhag
  • Publisher: Skybound Books (September 25, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Other Media
  • ISBN: 978-1501181412
  • Dimensions: 11 x 0.8 x 9.88 inches


9. The Labyrinth

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Conceptual Arts - October 2021

Visionary illustrator and author SIMON STÅLENHAG (THE ELECTRIC STATE, TALES FROM THE LOOP) presents a tense, dark tale of ruin and vengeance set among a stunning sci-fi apocalypse like you’ve never seen before. An eight-wheeled vehicle trundles across a barren landscape of ash and ruined buildings toward a lone bunker deep in the wilderness. Inside the vehicle are three passengers: two scientists―who plan to use the outpost as a home base for the study of world-ending phenomena―and a boy named Charlie. As the work unfolds, the isolation and claustrophobia of the compound threatens each member of the expedition with madness. Forced to confront their own dark history and the struggles of the haves and have-nots, the members of the expedition find themselves hurtling toward ruin.

  • Author: Simon Stålenhag
  • Publisher: Image Comics (November 9, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Other Media
  • ISBN: 978-1534320697


10. Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Conceptual Arts - October 2021

Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference. In this Very Short Introduction , the renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explores the concept of beauty, asking what makes an object--either in art, in nature, or the human form--beautiful, and examining how we can compare differing judgments of beauty when it is evident all around us that our tastes vary so widely. Is there a right judgment to be made about beauty? Is it right to say there is more beauty in a classical temple than a concrete office block, more in a Rembrandt than in an Andy Warhol Campbell Soup Can? Forthright and thought-provoking, and as accessible as it is intellectually rigorous, this introduction to the philosophy of beauty draws conclusions that some may find controversial, but, as Scruton shows, help us to find greater sense of meaning in the beautiful objects that fill our lives.

  • Author: Roger Scruton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Illustrated edition (April 8, 2011)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Humanities
  • ISBN: 978-0199229758
  • Dimensions: 0.6 x 4.4 x 6.8 inches