Top 20 Best-Selling Music and Art Titles | Academic Best Sellers

An examination of New York's postwar art scene, a philosophical take on the meaning and impact of art, and a look at 20th century history through protest songs top the list of best-selling books on music and art, as compiled by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO.

An examination of New York's postwar art scene, a philosophical take on the meaning and impact of art, and a look at 20th century history through protest songs top the list of best-selling books on music and art, as compiled by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO.

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1. Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine De Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement that Changed Modern Art
Gabriel, Mary
Little, Brown. 2018. ISBN 9780316226189. $35.

2. How Art Works: A Psychological Exploration
Winner, Ellen
Oxford University Press. 2019. ISBN 9780190863357. $29.95.

3. Which Side Are You On?: 20th Century American History in 100 Protest Songs
Sullivan, James
Oxford University Press. 2019. ISBN 9780190660307. $24.95.

4. Beyonce In Formation: Remixing Black Feminism
Tinsley, Omise'eke Natasha
University of Texas Press. 2018. ISBN 9781477318393. $17.95.

5. Debussy: A Painter in Sound
Walsh, Stephen
Alfred A. Knopf. 2018. ISBN 9781524731922. $28.95.

6. Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times
Walker, Alan
Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 2018. ISBN 9780374159061. $40.

7. Moved To Tears: Rethinking the Art of the Sentimental in the United States
Bedell, Rebecca Bailey
Princeton University Press. 2018. ISBN 9780691153209. $45.

8. How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization
Beard, Mary
Liveright. 2018. ISBN 9781631494406. $24.95.

9. Stripped Bare: The Art of Animal Anatomy
Bainbridge, David
Princeton University Press. 2018. ISBN 9780691181424. $29.95.

10. Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century
Lamster, Mark
Little, Brown. 2018. ISBN 9780316126434. $35.

11. Essential Modernism: Design between the World Wars
Bradbury, Dominic
Yale University Press. 2018. ISBN 9780300238341. $85.

12. Graphis Design Annual: 2019
Pedersen, B. Martin
Graphis. 2018. ISBN 9781931241717. $90.

13. Schumann: The Faces and the Masks
Chernaik, Judith
Alfred A. Knopf. 2018. ISBN 9780451494467. $30.

14. Hearing Beethoven: A Story of Musical Loss and Discovery
Wallace, Robin
University of Chicago Press. 2018. ISBN 9780226429755. $25.

15. Spotify Teardown: Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music
Eriksson, Maria
MIT Press. 2019. ISBN 9780262038904. $19.95.

16. Making Music American: 1917 and the Transformation of Culture
Bomberger, E. Douglas
Oxford University Press. 2018. ISBN 9780190872311. $29.95.

17. Looking at Men: Anatomy, Masculinity, and the Modern Male Body
Allen, Anthea
Yale University Press. 2018. ISBN 9780300112948. $60.

18. Corbusier: Drawing as Process
Pauly, Daniele
Yale University Press. 2018. ISBN 9780300230994. $50.

19. Art of Feminism: Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality, 1857-2017
Reckitt, Helena
Chronicle. 2018. ISBN 9781452169927. $45.

20. American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden
Campbell, Mary Schmidt
Oxford University Press. 2018. ISBN 9780195059090. $34.95.

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