Five art e-books
- Published 2 October 2013
From Kusama on a Kindle to Phaidon on your iPad, bring a touch of art to your tablet with our five essential e-books.
1. Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama
£6.47, Kindle Store
As intense and exhilarating as Kusama herself, this revealing autobiography details the Japanese artist's life, from her participation in New York's avant-garde art scene to her lifelong struggles with hallucinations.
2. Elizabeth Lunday, The Modern Art Invasion
£13.72, Kindle Store; £10.80, Google Play
The follow-up to Secret Lives of Great Artists, the Modern Art Invasion tells the story of how modern art changed the world by following the rivalry of two of its biggest personalities: Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp.
3. Martin Hammer, Francis Bacon
Part of Phaidon's Focus series for tablets, this interactive iBook allows readers to move seamlessly between essays on Bacon's work, a chronology of his career, and zoomable images of some of his greatest paintings.
4. John Berger, Ways of Seeing
Based on his influential 1972 television series, John Berger's enduring meditation on art history has stepped into the digital age as an e-book.
5. Edmund de Waal, The Hare With Amber Eyes
£6.64, Kindle Store; £7.49, Google Play
This family biography from one of Britain's greatest ceramicists follows the story of a collection of netsuke – miniature Japanese sculptures – to explore history, identity, and de Waal's own views on the importance of craft.