Times Critics’ Top Art Books of 2019

By Holland Cotter, Roberta Smith, Jason Farago and Martha Schwendener
Dead Christ Supported by Three Angels,” 1476-1477, by Antonello da Messina in ‘ANTONELLO DA MESSINA’ Edited by Caterina Cardona and Giovanni Carlo Federico Villa (Skira)
A four-volume Leonardo da Vinci compilation, the writings of Jill Johnston, a seductive collection of Carlo Mollino’s photography and a deeply researched book about imbalances in MoMA’s permanent collection. Our art critics have chosen a truly eclectic array of art books this year — books that kept surprising them with each turn of the page. Holland Cotter is the co-chief art critic. Roberta Smith, @robertasmithnyt, the co-chief art critic, regularly reviews museum exhibitions, art fairs and gallery shows in New York, North America and abroad. Jason Farago, @jsf, is an art critic for The Times. [More]