There are hundreds of books about sculpting and sculptors out there you can read to learn more and get inspired. Here are our top picks.
Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer
by Carmen Bambach
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, best known as Michelangelo is one of the greatest painters and sculptors in history. In his lifetime he made over 36 sculptures including the David at the Galleria dell’ Accademia.
He is also known for his grand painting on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. That is what you will learn in this book and more about his life and his ultimate love for art.
Bambach took an amazing approach in writing this book with a very hopeful message for the artisans of today.
Intimate Geometries the Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois
by Robert Storr
Renowned American French artist Louise Bourgeois defined large-scale sculpture on a whole new level. She elevated modern art to what it is today. This book tells you about the extraordinary life of a master artisan and how she became the artist she was. In this book, you will better understand Louise’s immerse “oeuvre in unmatched depth.”
If you are a sculptor, you will love the complexity of this book as it fully resonates to all sculptors of today. See how Louise evolved as an artist and how that particular part of her life helped her make a legacy.
Pop Culture: How to Create Action Figures and Collectible Statues
by Tim Bruckner, Ruben Procopio, and Zach Oat
Pop culture was all the rage many years ago and will remain for more years to come. Some action figures from legendary movie or television show franchises are sold for millions. This book serves as a new era in the massive field of sculpting across the globe.