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

Brushes
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

Goya
Robert Hughes
Knopf, 2003

Perspective as Symbolic Form
Erwin Panofsky
Zone Books, 1997

The Art of Describing
Svetlana Alpers
University of Chicago Press
1983