Top 10 Best Books to Read in Conceptual Arts - August 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 - August 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. MIDNIGHT STONER Coloring Book + BONUS Bookmarks Page!!: Stoner's Perfect Gift! Funny Trippy Coloring Book For Adults, Mindful Zendoodle Coloring.

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

Stoner's Perfect Gift! This Midnight Stoner book is designed for stoners, trippy, hippie folks who love to get chilled at night, alone or in a good company, who appreciate a good coloring book to match their mood. ★ 30 images to color and explore! Psychedelic graphics, trippy and groovy characters, relaxing patterns, doodles and more!! ★ Funny trippy coloring for adults, relaxing and mindful. ★ Single sided pages to avoid bleeding. ★ Bonus bookmarks page to keep or share! ♥ ★ Premium design Chill And Get Lost In Psychedelia. You will definitely love this coloring book!

  • Author: Kristina Aldsworth
  • Publisher: Independently published (February 13, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 979-8708852571
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.16 x 11 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 - August 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. The Artist's Way Workbook

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Conceptual Arts - August 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


5. The Electric State

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Conceptual Arts - August 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


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

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Conceptual Arts - August 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


7. The Art of Death Stranding

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Conceptual Arts - August 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. Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

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

An updated version of the seminal 1994 classic volume on the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Every book with "wabi" or "wabi sabi" in the title is based on the concepts first elucidated in this book.

  • Author: Leonard Koren
  • Publisher: Imperfect Publishing; Illustrated edition (November 1, 2008)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Decorative Arts & Design
  • ISBN: 978-0981484600
  • Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches


9. The Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge: (with over 300 beautiful circular artworks, infographics and illustrations from across history)

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

In this follow-up to his hugely popular The Book of Trees and Visual Complexity , Manuel Lima takes us on a lively tour through millennia of circular information design. Three hundred detailed and colorful illustrations from around the world cover an encyclopedic array of subjects--architecture, urban planning, fine art, design, fashion, technology, religion, cartography, biology, astronomy, and physics, all based on the circle, the universal symbol of unity, perfection, movement, and infinity.  The Book of Circles juxtaposes clay trading tokens used by the ancient Sumerians with the iconic logos of twentieth-century corporations, a chart organizing seven hundred Nintendo offerings with a Victorian board game based on the travels of Nellie Bly, and a visual analysis of Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining with early celestial charts that placed the earth at the center of the universe, among a wealth of other elegant and intriguing methods for displaying information. Lima provides an authoritative history of the circle as well as a unique taxonomy of twenty-one varieties of circle diagrams, rounding out this visual feast for infographics enthusiasts.

  • Author: Manuel Lima
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; Illustrated edition (May 2, 2017)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1616895280
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 1 x 10.8 inches


10. At the Mountains of Madness Vol 1

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

Arkham, 1933. Professor Dyer, a prominent geologist, learns that a scientific expedition will soon leave for Antarctica following in the footsteps of the journey which he himself had made in 1931. In the hope of dissuading the attempt, Dyer decides to make a full account of the tragic events he had survived, this time without omitting the passages which he had kept silent about on his return, for fear of being taken for a madman. Two years earlier, ships chartered by Miskatonic University had landed on the frozen continent at the start of the Antarctic summer, and the group of four professors and sixteen students set to work immediately. The expedition biologist, Professor Lake, left with several members of the team to follow a promising fossil track. After just a few days, he announced by radio that he had discovered astonishing specimens of an unknown ancient species, before stopping all communication after a terrible storm. Guessing the worst, Dyer went to their rescue the next day. What he discovered went beyond his wildest fears ... In the illustrated AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS VOL.1 , artist, Francois Baranger, acclaimed for his work as a concept designer for cinema and video games, has performed the incredible task of reimagining one of H.P. Lovecraft’s most classic and horrific tales into visual art. Landscapes of frozen wastes, unspeakable creatures millions of years old found in an abnormal state of conservation, strange geometric structures at the top of black mountains. Words cannot do the visuals justice. It is a book with images to pour over.

  • Author: H.P. Lovecraft
  • Publisher: Design Studio Press (November 18, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1624650086
  • Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.5 x 14.25 inches