Mainstreams of Modern Art
. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. A comprehensive view of the historical development of modern art including studies and biographies of significant artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
. New York: DK Publishing, Inc. 1995. Forty-five works of art are interpreted using annotation. Explains the artist's techiques and clarifies meanings. Excellent glossary especially or art terms.
The History and Techniques of the Great Masters: Van Gogh
. Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, 1987. Easy to read, contains biographical information, description of Van Gogh's painting methods, and analyses of paintings including close up photos showing details.
European Art Since 1850
. New York: Cynthia Parzych Publishing, Inc. 1997. Traces the history of art styles and relates them to each other. Easy to read.
. London: Aladdin Books Ltd., 1994. Easy to read history of Monet's development as a painter and his life. Also descriptions of art techniques and suggestions for painting.
Meyer, Susan E.
. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990. Covers the life and work of Mary Cassatt, a female American impressionist who lived and painted in Paris.
What Makes a Monet a Monet
. New York: Penguin Books USA Inc., 1997. Easy to read history of Monet and twelve representative paintings.
Parramón's Editorial Team,
Barron's Art Handbooks, Impressionism
. Barcelona, Spain: Parramón Ediciones, 1997. An overview of Impressionism from pre to post. Studies of more than 26 artists.
Monet and Impressionism
. New York: Barron's Educational Series Inc., 1997. A history of Monet, his methods, color and technique.