Top 100 Art Books of Reddit

Based on number of times the books are mentioned

1. Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach (Published in 2011 Mentioned 158 times)

2. The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia by (Published in 2013 Mentioned 135 times)

3. The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards (Published in 1999 Mentioned 111 times)

4. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses by Jesse Schell (Published in 2008 Mentioned 108 times)

5. The Sound Reinforcement Handbook by (Published in 1988 Mentioned 107 times)

6. The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams (Published in 2002 Mentioned 102 times)

7. Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio by Mike Senior (Published in 2011 Mentioned 98 times)

8. The Guitar Player Repair Guide — 3rd by Dan Erlewine (Published in 2007 Mentioned 89 times)

9. Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown (Published in 2012 Mentioned 82 times)

10. This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin (Published in 2007 Mentioned 81 times)

11. Stick Control: For the Snare Drummer by George Lawrence Stone (Published in 2009 Mentioned 79 times)

12. The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine (Published in 1995 Mentioned 79 times)

13. Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need by Blake Snyder (Published in 2005 Mentioned 76 times)

14. The High Cost of Free Parking, Updated Edition by Donald Shoup (Published in 2011 Mentioned 74 times)

15. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte (Published in 2001 Mentioned 71 times)

16. How to DJ Right: The Art and Science of Playing Records by Frank Broughton (Published in 2003 Mentioned 70 times)

17. Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter (James Gurney Art) by James Gurney (Published in 2010 Mentioned 69 times)

18. The Guitar Handbook: A Unique Source Book for the Guitar Player — Amateur or Professional, Acoustic or Electrice, Rock, Blues, Jazz, or Folk by Ralph Denyer (Published in 1992 Mentioned 68 times)

19. The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman (Published in 2002 Mentioned 66 times)

20. In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing, 2nd Edition by Walter Murch (Published in 2001 Mentioned 65 times)

21. How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written by Sterling Archer (Published in 2012 Mentioned 64 times)

22. Dance Music Manual: Tools, Toys, and Techniques by Rick Snoman (Published in 2008 Mentioned 63 times)

23. Adult All-In-One Course: Lesson-Theory-Technic: Level 1 by Willard A. Palmer (Published in 1994 Mentioned 63 times)

24. Music Theory for Computer Musicians by Michael Hewitt (Published in 2008 Mentioned 62 times)

25. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman (Published in 2005 Mentioned 62 times)

26. The Non-Designer’s Design Book (3rd Edition) by Robin Williams (Published in 2008 Mentioned 58 times)

27. Light Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting by Fil Hunter (Published in 2011 Mentioned 57 times)

28. The Real Book: Sixth Edition by Hal Leonard Corporation (Published in 2004 Mentioned 57 times)

29. The Complete Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios & Cadences: Includes All the Major, Minor (Natural, Harmonic, Melodic) & Chromatic Scales — Plus Additional Instructions on Music Fundamentals by Willard A. Palmer (Published in 1994 Mentioned 56 times)

30. A Modern Method for Guitar — Volumes 1, 2, 3 Complete by William Leavitt (Published in 1999 Mentioned 56 times)

31. Fretboard Logic SE: The Reasoning Behind the Guitar’s Unique Tuning Plus Chords Scales and Arpeggios Complete(2 Volumes) by Bill Edwards (Published in 1989 Mentioned 56 times)

32. The Science of Interstellar by Kip Thorne (Published in 2014 Mentioned 55 times)

33. Thinking with Type, 2nd revised and expanded edition: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students by Ellen Lupton (Published in 2010 Mentioned 55 times)

34. Tom Clancy’s The Division: New York Collapse by Ubisoft (Published in 2016 Mentioned 51 times)

35. Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth by Andrew Loomis (Published in 2011 Mentioned 49 times)

36. The Jazz Piano Book by Mark Levine (Published in 1989 Mentioned 48 times)

37. How to Draw: drawing and sketching objects and environments from your imagination by Scott Robertson (Published in 2013 Mentioned 47 times)

38. Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too! by Thomas Lennon (Published in 2012 Mentioned 47 times)

39. Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook: Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution by Harry Box (Published in 2010 Mentioned 47 times)

40. How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way by Stan Lee (Published in 1984 Mentioned 47 times)

41. Grid Systems in Graphic Design: A Visual Communication Manual for Graphic Designers, Typographers and Three Dimensional Designers (German and English Edition) by Josef Müller-Brockmann (Published in 1996 Mentioned 46 times)

42. Music Theory for Guitarists: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask (Guitar Method) by Tom Kolb (Published in 2008 Mentioned 45 times)

43. Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise, Part 1 by Michael Dante DiMartino (Published in 2012 Mentioned 45 times)

44. Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. (Jim Benton cartoons) by Jim Benton (Published in 2014 Mentioned 44 times)

45. Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science by Bob Katz (Published in 2007 Mentioned 44 times)

46. Guitar Fretboard Workbook by Barrett Tagliarino (Published in 2003 Mentioned 44 times)

47. Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown (Published in 2013 Mentioned 44 times)

48. Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee (Published in 1997 Mentioned 43 times)

49. Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles (Published in 2001 Mentioned 42 times)

50. The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst (Published in 2004 Mentioned 41 times)

51. Figure Drawing: Design and Invention by Michael Hampton (Published in 2009 Mentioned 38 times)

52. You Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less by Mark Kistler (Published in 2011 Mentioned 38 times)

53. Writing Better Lyrics by Pat Pattison (Published in 2010 Mentioned 37 times)

54. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Theory, 2nd Edition (Complete Idiot’s Guides (Lifestyle Paperback)) by Michael Miller (Published in 2005 Mentioned 37 times)

55. Dance Music Manual: Tools, Toys, and Techniques by Rick Snoman (Published in 2013 Mentioned 37 times)

56. The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition by Don Norman (Published in 2013 Mentioned 37 times)

57. The Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos by Michael Freeman (Published in 2007 Mentioned 36 times)

58. Bass Fitness — An Exercising Handbook: Updated Edition!: Now Including Bonus 5-String Section! (Guitar School) by Josquin des Pres (Published in 1991 Mentioned 35 times)

59. The Legend of Zelda Box Set: Prima Official Game Guide by David Hodgson (Published in 2013 Mentioned 35 times)

60. Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise by Gene Luen Yang (Published in 2013 Mentioned 34 times)

61. Mystical Mandala Coloring Book (Dover Design Coloring Books) by Alberta Hutchinson (Published in 2007 Mentioned 34 times)

62. The Secret History of Star Wars by Michael Kaminski (Published in 2008 Mentioned 34 times)

63. The Manga Guide to Databases by Mana Takahashi (Published in 2009 Mentioned 33 times)

64. Why Paint Cats: The Ethics of Feline Aesthetics by Burton Silver (Published in 2002 Mentioned 33 times)

65. Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines (Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines) by Artist’s Guild Graphic (Published in 2010 Mentioned 33 times)

66. Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion by Alan Flusser (Published in 2002 Mentioned 32 times)

67. Game Feel: A Game Designer’s Guide to Virtual Sensation (Morgan Kaufmann Game Design Books) by Steve Swink (Published in 2008 Mentioned 32 times)

68. A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure) by Christopher Alexander (Published in 1977 Mentioned 32 times)

69. Bridgman’s Complete Guide to Drawing from Life by George B. Bridgman (Published in 2009 Mentioned 31 times)

70. Gangsta Rap Coloring Book by Anthony Aye Jay Morano (Published in 2004 Mentioned 31 times)

71. How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great — Second Edition Bk/online media by Dan Erlewine (Published in 2011 Mentioned 31 times)

72. Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines (Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines) by Artist’s Guild Graphic (Published in 2013 Mentioned 31 times)

73. Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop by Timothy Samara (Published in 2005 Mentioned 30 times)

74. If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell (Published in 2002 Mentioned 30 times)

75. The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers by Loren Bouchard (Published in 2016 Mentioned 30 times)

76. Hal Leonard Bass Method — Complete Edition: Books 1, 2 and 3 Bound Together in One Easy-to-Use Volume! by Ed Friedland (Published in 1996 Mentioned 30 times)

77. The Natural Way to Draw: A Working Plan for Art Study by Kimon Nicolaides (Published in 1990 Mentioned 29 times)

78. Paisley Designs Coloring Book (Dover Design Coloring Books) by Marty Noble (Published in 2008 Mentioned 29 times)

79. The Beatles: Complete Scores (Transcribed Score) by The Beatles (Published in 1993 Mentioned 29 times)

80. Avatar: The Last Airbender — The Lost Adventures by (Published in 2017 Mentioned 29 times)

81. Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel by Richard H. Minear (Published in 2001 Mentioned 28 times)

82. The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, 3rd Edition by Christopher Vogler (Published in 2007 Mentioned 28 times)

83. The High Cost of Free Parking by Donald Shoup (Published in 2017 Mentioned 28 times)

84. Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner by Paul M. Sammon (Published in 1996 Mentioned 28 times)

85. Hanon: The Virtuoso Pianist in Sixty Exercises, Complete (Schirmer’s Library of Musical Classics, Vol. 925) by (Published in 1986 Mentioned 28 times)

86. Porn for Women by Cambridge Women’s Pornography Cooperative (Published in 2007 Mentioned 28 times)

87. Guitar Aerobics: A 52-Week, One-lick-per-day Workout Program for Developing, Improving and Maintaining Guitar Technique Bk/online audio by Troy Nelson (Published in 2007 Mentioned 28 times)

88. Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America by Leslie Knope (Published in 2011 Mentioned 27 times)

89. All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Eighth Edition by Donald S. Passman (Published in 2012 Mentioned 27 times)

90. Avatar: The Last Airbender (The Art of the Animated Series) by Bryan Konietzko (Published in 2010 Mentioned 27 times)

91. Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe (Published in 2013 Mentioned 27 times)

92. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff Chang (Published in 2005 Mentioned 27 times)

93. My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman (Published in 1986 Mentioned 27 times)

94. Hitchcock (Revised Edition) by Francois Truffaut (Published in 1985 Mentioned 27 times)

95. Star Trek The Next Generation: Technical Manual by Rick Sternbach (Published in 1991 Mentioned 27 times)

96. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die by Steven Jay Schneider (Published in 2013 Mentioned 27 times)

97. At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson (Published in 2011 Mentioned 27 times)

98. Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course: Lesson Book, Level One by Willard A. Palmer (Published in 1983 Mentioned 27 times)

99. Ted Greene — Chord Chemistry by Ted Greene (Published in 1985 Mentioned 27 times)

100. Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search, Part 1 by Gene Luen Yang (Published in 2013 Mentioned 27 times)


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