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Art & Architecture

Art & Architecture

Gorgeous, high-end art tomes and collectable rare books at a fraction of the original price, selected for quality and scholarship and sheer beauty. Some are "coffee table" art books too or colouring books for adults, how to create art for yourself and learn from the experts or the Masters.

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Well, I am a Sunday painter.  It’s just that I paint every other day of the week as well.  - L.S. Lowry


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STORY OF EDWARD MUNCH
KETIL BJORNSTAD    Book Number: 75264
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The Expressionist painter Edvard Munch is famous for his claustrophobic canvas "The Scream" and other works evoking fear, despair and jangling nerves, together with the intimate and moving depictio...

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MANET AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
JULIETTE WILSON-BAREAU    Book Number: 75258
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On the 19th June 1864, the United States warship Kearsarge sank the Confederate raider Alabama off the coast of Cherbourg in one of the most celebrated naval engagements of the American Civil War. ...

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LEARN TO: DRAWING 2
WILLIAM S. POWELL    Book Number: 75592
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More than a dozen step-by-step demonstrations for rendering beautiful drawings in paintings of the panda and other animals, landscapes from your holiday photographs, the technique of foreshortening...

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BECKMANN & AMERICA: Art to Hear Book and CD
HATJE KANTZ    Book Number: 75693
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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41 important paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture present the 'Half American' Max Beckmann (1884-1950) in an entirely new art and listening experience. Here is a virtual visit to an exhibitio...
BLACK'S SKETCHBOOKS LONDON 1924
DOROTHY WOLLARD    Book Number: 75642
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First published in 1924, these sketches by a group of well-known artists, found in the archives of A & C Black of Soho Square London, present a fascinating look at London as it was almost 100 years...

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ELIZABETH TAYLOR
KATHRYN DIXON    Book Number: 75737
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With her huge, violet eyes, jet black hair, beautifully arched eyebrows, succulent, rosy lips, alluring looks and a body to die for, not least that beauty spot on her lower right cheek, Elizabeth T...

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MINBAR OF SALADIN: Reconstructing a Jewel of Islamic Art
EDITED BY LYNETTE SINGER    Book Number: 76112
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Readers are obviously dying to know what a 'minbar' is - or was. One of the masterpieces of Islamic art, the Minbar of Saladin, perhaps the finest wooden pulpit ever seen, was made in the middle o...

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BEFORE THEY PASS AWAY: Endangered Communities Photographed
JIMMY NELSON    Book Number: 76218
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Nelson consciously chose just 31 of the threatened tribes and cultures, based on their geographical and traditional extravagance, but above all for their illuminating beauty. What drives him is no...

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THOMAS HOVENDEN: His Art and Life
ANNE GREGORY TERHUNE ET AL    Book Number: 75262
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Unusually, the work of Thomas Hovenden (1840-95), which specialised in narrative scenes of domestic rural life and, latterly, on the American Civil War, was acclaimed during his lifetime but slowly...

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CONCISE GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
IGLOO BOOKS    Book Number: 77466
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Take control of your camera and advantage of the many features it probably contains and which you either underuse or misunderstand. Our concise guide teaches you to take stunning photographs in co...

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