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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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ART OF ROMANCE: Mills and Boon and Harlequin Cover Designs
JOANNA BOWRING & M. O'BRIEN    Book Number: 74693
Published price: $25
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Mills and Boon has epitomised romance for over 100 years and the Harlequin imprint, always slightly more daring, is now over 60. These hugely successful publishing ventures followed the simple pri...

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SHAKESPEARE AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES:
CHARLES NICHOLL    Book Number: 74988
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Delving deep into the archives of the National Portrait Gallery, Charles Nicholl investigates the portraits and lives of over 20 subjects of the 16th century, from playwrights to pamphleteers, from...

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STORY OF EDWARD MUNCH
KETIL BJORNSTAD    Book Number: 75264
Published price: £9.99
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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
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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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
Published price: £5.99
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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
Published price: £6.99
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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...
LÉGER GREAT MODERN MASTERS
EDIT BY JOSÉ MARÍA FAERNA    Book Number: 76206
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The French painter Fernand Léger was an artist central to the aesthetic of the Machine Age. He was also associated with the Cubism of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque but did not fit comfortably w...

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MINBAR OF SALADIN: Reconstructing a Jewel of Islamic Art
EDITED BY LYNETTE SINGER    Book Number: 76112
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £10.00
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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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