The world of art books encompasses a broad spectrum of art from contemporary and photography to historical art and the classics. The best art books take you into the mind of the artist and allow you to discover the multifaceted world of art with a new sense of appreciation and understanding. Here we look at the latest art books to see what should be on your coffee table this year.

Dali/Duchamp

This book explores the relationship between two of the most famous artists of recent times, Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dali. The pair appears to be complete opposites; however the combination of humour and scepticism in their work gives them a shared theme to their art.

The artists knew each other and spent time together in Paris and New York and this book looks at their works and the similarities between these two behemoths of the art world.

Both artists used identity and eroticism as themes in their work, and they both explored science, myth, religion and optics. This new art book contains beautiful illustrations and key pieces from each of the artists as well as previously unseen photographs and letters that show the depth and warmth between two of the most famous artists of the 20th century.

Vincent Sardon – The Stampographer

This new art book looks at the work of Parisian artist Vincent Sardon who uses a dark and combative sense of humour to create works with rubber stamps that he designs and manufactures himself.
Sardon’s work is unusual due to the choice of rubber stamps as the medium to convey his ideas and art to the world. In his work, there are insults and satirical iconic reverie, using his sharp wit and sense of beauty to deconstruct well-known artists work or reveal the profanity and vulgarity of the world around us.

There is a huge choice of new art books for you to explore, allowing you to enter the wonderful world of art and lose yourself within the brushstroke, shutter snap or medium of choice of the most well-known and up and coming artists of the world.