I have to go to town today so it will be a long day for me.
If you don't know what the 500 series is from Lark Books then something is wrong! Hee hee hee. These are "coffee table books" on many different art subjects. I have three today to tell you about. All three of these books are published in the highest quality. 500 photos of art work from artists around the world. The photography is intensely sharp and the art is some of the best you will see. Even if you don't work in the medium presented in the books the inspiration is incredible and can transfer over to your art.
The first book is
Bold Explorations of a Dynamic Ceramics Technique
Raku is a technique that has always interested me. I have several friends that are very good at it and so I get to see the process and the beauty. The art on the 420 pages of this book allows you can almost feel the texture of each piece. Amazing!