Bookstoker’s best books about art and artists

The Lonely City by Olivia Laing

The Lonely City

When loneliness turns into art

Just Kids

The making of two artists

The Agony and the Ecstasy

Michelangelo up close and personal, the perfect travel companion for a trip to Italy

The Unfinished Palazzo – Life, Love and Art in Venice

Gloriously gossipy biography of one grand palazzo and three extraordinary women

The Hare With the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

The Hare With the Amber Eyes

An unforgettable family memoir

So Much Longing in So Little Space: The Art of Edvard Munch by Karl Ove Knausgaard

So Much Longing In So Little Space: The Art of Edvard Munch

A brilliant introduction to the non-canonical Munch