Best of 2012: Best Art Books


From Modern Art Notes: Tyler Green weighs in on the Best Arts Books of 2012.

Here’s his pick for the top o’ the heap –

THE BOOK OF THE YEAR: Eleanor Jones Harvey: The Civil War “The Civil War and American Art” is the rare book that connects the dots between art and history so well that the reader assumes that the subject is well-worn. It is not. The book, which trumps the exhibition in part because the strange, small-walled, low-ceilinged exhibition space at the Smithsonian American Art Museum restricted the way the show might have been hung, deserves to win awards in two disciplines: Art history and American history. (MAN Podcast)

Lots more of Green’s picks can be found here…

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