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5 Books for 5 Different Art Lovers

Pranay Pal By Pranay Pal Published on November 24, 2015

Who said you can't be an artist and a reader at the same time? Embrace the best of both hobbies with these five books on art. 

For the art lover who follows the news: Ray Mock's Banksy in New York

Go behind the scenes in the life of the most famous anonymous graffiti artist in the world. 

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For the artist fascinated with science: Leonard Shlain's Leonardo's Brain

This book discusses the integral connection between art and science in Leonardo Da Vinci's life. 

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For the art lover who wants to know what it's like: Jennifer Cody Epstein's The Painter From Shanghai

Epstein pays tribute to the celebrated painter, Pan Yuliang, in this novel about his struggles and life as an artist.

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For the art lover who roots for the underdog: Tracy Chevalier's Girl With a Pearl Earring

Follow the story – now a film starring Scarlett Johansson – of a young girl working in a grand home, who has to fight her way to earn respect, love, and happiness in her life. 

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For the body-positive art lover: Dian Hanson's The Art of Pin-Up

Challenge the inner feminist in you with this book on the history and styles of the classic "pin-up". 

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Dancer, prancer, comet, and sometimes vixen. When she's not writing, Pranay can be found wandering art museums and forests, or scavenging local cafes for freshly baked goods.