. New York: Thames and Hudson, Inc., 1982. This book discusses Dali's works in the larger context of the significant 20th century art movements. It includes an in-depth study of Dali's relationship with Surrealism, 170 illustrations of his work and an extensive bibliography.
. London: Thames and Hudson, Ltd., 1970. This book traces the development of Surrealism, a modern art movement which some call a revolution. Some of the artists that are included are Dali, Magritte, Miró and Duchamp.
Barr, Jr., Alfred H.
Picasso: Fifty years of His Art
. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1946. This book presents a condensed survey of Picasso's art throughout the various periods of his life. It includes 300 plates that exemplify his different styles and techniques and his use of varied types of media. An extensive bibliography is also included.
Berkow, Ita G.
Edward Hopper: A Modern Master
. New York: Smithmark Publishers, 1996. This book includes a variety of Hopper's works from etchings to oil paintings of urban and rural scenes which are accompanied by authoritative, interesting commentary.
. Trans. Alexandra Campbell. Hoo Kent, Maine: Grange Books, 1989. This book was written by an eminent art historian and gives an authoritative account of Van Gogh's life and description of his artwork.
. London: Studio Editions LTD, 1993. This book begins with an interesting and well-written biography of Picasso. It includes 48 color plates of his work which reflect his evolution as an artist.
. Bath, U.K.: Parragon, 1999. This book, which begins with a brief biography, examines 120 examples (some famous and some less well-known) of Dali's artwork. We learn about Dali's development as an artist and about his artistic philosophy.
. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. This book presents a thoughtful and authoritative introduction to Surrealism, describing the artists involved, the influences that formed this art movement and its relationship to Dada.
. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, 1971. This is a well-written biography of Van Gogh which incorporates numerous quotations from his letters to his brother as well as critical descriptions of his artwork. It includes small color and black and white reproductions of many of his paintings and sketches.
Picasso: The Works of Pablo Picasso
. New York: Smithmark Publishers, 1991. This book explores Picasso's passionate inner vision as expressed in his art. The biography section includes an in-depth study of his early youth. It includes many full-scale color reproductions.
. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1976. This book presents a concise biography of Hopper's life followed by detailed descriptions of his techniques and the themes he employed in his art. It includes beautiful reproductions of many of his paintings and prints.
Gowing, Sir Lawrence, ed.
A History of Art
. New York: Barnes & Noble Inc., 1995. Richly illustrated with beautiful reproductions, this comprehensive reference introduces classic masterpieces created over the centuries by famous painters, sculptors and artists. In its 54 chapters we learn not only about major artists of each time period but also about the background of the times and the culture of each era.
Hammacher, A. M. and Renilde.
Van Gogh: A Documentary Biography
. This biography is a study of Van Gogh's entire personality. Van Gogh's letters to Theo are incorporated throughout the descriptions of the various periods of his life. This comprehensive study also includes reproductions of both color and black and white prints, drawings and paintings of Van Gogh.
Jaffé, Hans. L.C.
. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1983. Written by a distinguished scholar and authority on Picasso, this book presents a comprehensive portrayal of the genius of Picasso and his artwork. It includes 40 color plates and 65 black and white reproductions.
Picasso's World of Children
. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., n.d. (1967?). This author has assembled a collection of Picasso's pictures of children in various media and from various periods. The author has also provided an informed commentary on them.
Van Gogh's Van Goghs: Masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Incorporated, 1998. This book presents a collection of 70 paintings representative of Van Gogh's artistic career. It includes a short biography and a commentary and analysis of his major themes and of the various phases of his career as an artist.
. Naefels, Switzerland: Bonfini Press Corporation, 1984. This book presents a biography of Hopper including a description of his development as an artist. It includes a comprehensive sampling of his art (oil paintings, watercolor, drawings, etchings and commercial illustrations) which are critiqued and described by the author who has written numerous other books about this artist.
Lyons, Deborah and Adam D. Weinberg.
Edward Hopper and the American Imagination
. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1995. Thirteen authors creatively share their responses to Hopper's art through prose and poetry. This book includes 59 of Hopper's most important and most original works.
. Greenwich, Conn.: Brompton Books, 1993. This book presents an authoritative, well-written introduction to Picasso's life and development as an artist. It includes 90 large-scale full-color plates of his work including
Penrose, Sir Roland and Dr. John Golding (eds.).
Pablo Picasso: 1881-1973
. New York: Portland House, 1973. Assesses Picasso's life and work through the use of a series of well-integrated essays written by friends and art historians, each focusing on a crucial feature of his art. It includes over 420 illustrations and 30 color plates.
. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1986. This author strove to go beyond the many myths regarding Dali to present a well-researched and critical biography that describes both his life and his works. It includes a select bibliography and photographs of Dali and his work.
Vincent Van Gogh
. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. This book presents a biography of Van Gogh's life with insightful commentary on his artwork.
Trailbaut, Marc Edo.
Vincent Van Gogh
. London: Macmillan London Ltd., 1969. This book presents a very thorough and richly-illustrated biography of Van God reflecting years of research. It is also a commentary on the life and art of this great artist. It includes a select bibliography.
. London: Phaidon Press Limited, 1991. Written by an eminent art critic and dealer who was born during Van Gogh's lifetime, this book includes an authoritative essay introducing Van Gogh's work along with 85 selected illustrations.
Viatte, Germain (Commissioner).
. Secaucus, New Jersey: The Wellfleet Press, 1989. This book, created at the time of Hopper's first exhibition in France, includes a generous sampling of his paintings, prints and drawings. Scholarly critiques of his techniques and works are also included.
Wallace, Robert and the Editors of Time-Life Books.
The World of Van Gogh 1853-1890
. New York: Time-Life Books, 1969. This well-researched biography of Van Gogh presents in great detail his life and his art. It includes real-life photos and reproductions of many of his sketches and paintings as well as an extensive bibliography.
Wertenbaker, Lael and the Editors of Time-Life Books.
The World of Picasso 1881-
. New York: Time-Life Books, 1967. This is a well-researched biography of Picasso presenting in great detail his life and his art. It includes real-life photos and reproductions of some of his art as well as an extensive bibliography.
Salvador Dalí: Life and Work
. New York: Barnes & Noble Inc., 2000. Through the use of detailed time-lines, the author places Dali's life and his most important artworks into historical context. It includes color reproductions and commentary along with a useful glossary of terms relevant to the study of Dali.