Bright Earth:
Art and the Invention of Color
Philip Ball
University of Chicago Press, 2001

A Handbook for Artists and Artisans
Jacques Turner
Design Books, 1992

The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggion Masterpiece
Jonathan Harr
Random House, 2006

A Little History of the World
E.H. Gombrich
Yale University Press, 2005

Art and Illusion: The Psychology of Pictorial Representation
E.H. Gombrich
2nd Ed., Pantheon Books, 1965

Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
Margaret Livingstone
Harry N. Abrams, 2002

Velazquez: The Technique of Genius
Jonathan Brown, Carmen Garrido
Yale University Press, 1998

Examining Velazquez
Gridley McKim-Smith, Greta Andersen-Bergdoll, Richard Newman
Yale University Press, 1988

Robert Hughes
Knopf, 2003

Perspective as Symbolic Form
Erwin Panofsky
Zone Books, 1997

The Art of Describing
Svetlana Alpers
University of Chicago Press