5 Books for the San Antonio Art Lover in Your Life

by | Aug 1, 2022 | Visual Arts

If you are looking for the perfect gift for the art lover in your life, look no further! We have put together a list of five books that will inspire and educate anyone interested in art. From San Antonio artists to world-renowned masters, these books have something for everyone. So pick up a copy today and start exploring the amazing world of art!

San Antonio 1718: Art from Mexico” by contributors Marion Oettinger Jr., Jaime Cuadriello, Cristina Cruz González, Ray Hernández-Durán, and Katherine C. Luber. This book is a must-have for anyone interested in the history of art in San Antonio. It features over 300 works of art from Mexico, dating back to the early 18th century. This is a great way to learn about the city’s rich cultural heritage and see some amazing works of art.

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Colors on Clay: The San José Tile Workshops of San Antonio” by Susan Toomey Frost. This book takes a closer look at the tiles that have been made in San Antonio for over 200 years. It features beautiful photography and informative text that tells the story of these unique works of art. This is a great book for anyone interested in learning more about the history and culture of San Antonio.

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The River Spectacular: Light, Sound, Color & Craft on the San Antonio River” by Wendy Weil Atwell and Lewis F. Fischer. This book is a must-have for anyone interested in the history of the San Antonio River. It features over 200 photos and illustrations, as well as informative text that tells the story of this important waterway. This is a great way to learn about the river’s rich history and see some of the amazing art that has been created along its banks.

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The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art” by the San Antonio Museum of Art and contributors. This book is a must-have for anyone interested in African American art. It features over 124 works from 70 different artists. This is a great way to learn about the rich history and culture of African American art, and see some amazing works of art.

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Highest Heaven Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art From the Collection of Roberta and Richard Huber” by the San Antonio Museum of Art. This book is a must-have for anyone interested in Spanish and Portuguese Colonial art. It features over 160 color illustrations. This is a great way to learn about the rich history and art of these two cultures from the lens of the private collectors.

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San Antonio has a rich and varied artistic history that is sure to please any art lover on your list. These five books are just a small sampling of the many great works of art and artists that have called this city home. So pick up a copy today and start exploring the amazing world of art!

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