So far I have read or have ready to read:
From Giotto to Cezanne by Michael Levy
The Art of Today by Brandon Taylor
I just bought these two wee paperbacks from the Oxfam shop today.
A Closer Look at Techniques of Painting
A Closer Look at Colour
Both from the excellent National Gallery series, more technical art historical books.
The Art of Rivalry by Sebastian Smee
Fascinating book about the turbulent friendships or rivalries of C20th painters such as Freud and Bacon or De Kooning and Pollock.
The Last Pre Raphaelite by Mary MacCarthy
Hulking but gripping biography of Edward Burne Jones, featuring Rossetti, Morris and all the usual suspects. I have a bit of an obsession with this lot and Morris is an especial hero of mine.
A Short Book about Painting
A Short Book about Drawing
Both by Andrew Marr. Intensely personal accounts of his art and his thoughts on art which I cannot recommend too highly.