Art Criticism and Theory Books

Berger, Eco, Gombrich, Pollock, Updike… art has inspired great writing and powerful ideas. Browse our selection of art criticism and theory books from the National Gallery Bookshop.

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  • Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox

    £12.99
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  • Colour and Culture: Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction

    £32.00
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  • Colour and Meaning: Art, Science and Symbolism

    £19.95
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  • Chromophobia (FOCI)

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  • Great Works: Encounters With Art

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  • How to see the World

    £8.99
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  • How to Write Art History

    £12.99
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  • Interaction of Color

    £11.99
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  • Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art

    £16.99
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  • Learning to Look at Sculpture

    £23.99
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  • Learning to Look at Paintings

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  • Meaning Of Art

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  • Methods & Theories of Art History

    £9.99
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  • My Dear BB..: The Letters Of Bernard Berenson And Kenneth Clark, 1925 - 1959

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  • Ovid and the Metamorphoses of Modern Art from Botticelli to Picasso

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  • Painting the Word: Christian Pictures and Their Meanings

    £19.99
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  • Philosophy in Art

    £9.99
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  • Philosophers on Art from Kant to the Postmodernists

    £27.00
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  • Representing Women

    £18.95
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  • John Ruskin Collection

    £19.99
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  • Ruskinland: How John Ruskin Shapes Our World

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  • Selected Writings: Ruskin

    £8.99
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  • Secret Lives Of Colour

    £20.00
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  • Shadows: The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art

    £12.99