Good writing about visual experience allows us to see things we otherwise wouldn't, says Rachel Cohen. The author of Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture Trade picks some of her own favourite books about art.
The author of The Hare with Amber Eyes, who is also a ceramic artist, tells us about books that have influenced both his careers, from the life of a celebrated potter to a collection of Japanese haiku
Esteemed critic’s choices reflect a lifetime’s interest in the subtle connections between art and philosophy - and encourage a broader and more imaginative approach to the way paintings are enjoyed and understood
The co-director of the Serpentine Gallery says that to be contemporary means to come back to a present where we have never been.
Architecture depends at the building stage on money and politics, and later on users, time and weather, according to this expert. He selects the best five books to swot up on the subject
The British design guru on which book to buy if you want to know how to design a racing car in the 1960s style, American pop culture, modern architecture, and how "Liverpool in the 1960s was like Florence in the 1440s"