Art & Architecture

Art & Architecture

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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SOME OF MY LIVES: A Scrapbook Memoir
ROSAMOND BERNIER    Book Number: 74573
Published price: $30
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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Bernier's father chaired the directors of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and when she herself was a young harp student she met all the great musicians of her day, from Otto Klemperer, who threw food a...
DAVID HOCKNEY A BIGGER BOOK
DAVID HOCKNEY    Book Number: 81103
Bibliophile price: £2,250.00
Product format: Hardback

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Taschen's brand new SUMO-sized David Hockney monograph is as spectacular in format as it is in scope. In it, the artist takes stock of more than 60 years of work, from his teenage days at the Brad...
TREASURE HOUSES OF BRITAIN: Boughton House DVD
PRESENTED BY SELINA SCOTT    Book Number: 81648
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Unknown

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In this programme, Selina Scott uncovers the treasures of Boughton House, the home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensbury. His ancestors were collectors on a grand scale and managed to fill three...
KIDS' DESIGN
MICHELLE GALINDO    Book Number: 83549
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Hardback

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Successful kids' design unites quality, sustainability and safety with ingenuity, style and pleasure and here is a selection of the very best from novelties to established classics. Innovative and...
TALK ABOUT TRIBAL ART
BERENICE GEOFFROY-SCHNEITER    Book Number: 84143
Published price: £18.95
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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A troupe of African, American, Asian or Oceanic masks and ancestor effigies stare out at us, often sporting threatening snarls, bristling beards, lolling tongues and pointed canines. Are tribal so...
BUDDHA: THE BRITISH MUSEUM
DELIA PEMBERTON    Book Number: 84336
Published price: $15.95
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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Buddhism views the world we perceive as an illusion. In accordance with the law of cause and effect, or karma (literally 'action') the soul is propelled into an endless series of reincarnations. ...
RODOLPHE BRESDIN: An Incorrigible Bohemian
TREVOR DANCE    Book Number: 85006
Published price: £29.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Glamorous hardbound first edition with dozens of full page artworks and plates of etchings, pen and ink drawings, a detail from The Town of Fantasy, lithographs on vellum, this book is the first mo...
WILD IN EUROPE: Art by Renso Tamse
FOREWORD BY ALAN LEE    Book Number: 84830
Published price: £38
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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Beautifully summarised by our friend Alan Lee in his foreword, 'Today we have more means of accessing images of wildlife. We can view them in real time or through high-definition photography but se...
JAPANESE PRINTS DURING THE ALLIED OCCUPATION 1945-1952
LAWRENCE SMITH    Book Number: 84350
Published price: $55
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Following World War Two, much of urban Japan lay in ruins, the land occupied by foreign powers for the first time in the country's history. To many it seemed everything was lost, yet it had an abi...
BIRTH OF A REPUBLIC
HANCHAO LU    Book Number: 85018
Published price: £32
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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During the Chinese Revolution of 1911, photographs of the upheaval were rare, but an American photographer, Francis Stafford (1884-1938), was working for Commercial Press in Shanghai, and consequen...
LANDSCAPES AND DESIRE:
CATHERINE TUCK    Book Number: 85033
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Hardback

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Britain's landscapes are full of sex, whether the viewer focuses on the naturally rounded formations of the Paps of Jura or the carefully constructed circles and uprights of Neolithic monuments suc...
RED MAN'S BONES: George Catlin, Artist and Showman
BENITA EISLER    Book Number: 85042
Published price: £22.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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George Catlin (1796-1872) has been described as 'the first artist of the West' as no white man before him lived among and painted the Native American tribes of the Northern Plains. An unsuccessful ...
SO BRAVELY & SO WELL: The Life and Art of William T. Trego
JOSEPH P. ECKHART    Book Number: 85047
Published price: $39.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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William Brooke Thomas Trego was born on 15 September 1858, the fifth of six children born to prolific and much-sought-after artist Jonathan Trego and his wife Emily. At the age of 18 months however...
SLAB SERIF TYPE: A Century of Bold Letterforms
STEVEN HELLER & LOUISE FILI    Book Number: 85402
Published price: £22.50
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Paperback

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Heavyweight Thames & Hudson publication made up entirely of advertising material produced on glossy paper and dripping with colour. Every single page has a typeface and a design from decorative po...
GERED MANKOWITZ ROCK AND ROLL PHOTOGRAPHY
GERED MANKOWITZ    Book Number: 85280
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Paperback

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Reputations were made quickly in the frenetic pop world of the sixties, and the 18-year-old Gered Mankowitz became an iconic photographer when he spent two years documenting the Rolling Stones in 1...
ART OF BUYING ART: How to Evaluate and Buy Art
ALAN BAMBERGER    Book Number: 85605
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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You can buy art at auction, at a gallery or online: but how do you tell whether you're paying a fair price? If the painting is an old one, how do you know whether it's a fake? Does it even matter?...
MAZES AND LABYRINTHS
W. H. MATTHEWS    Book Number: 85575
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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First published in 1922, the classic and unparalleled text on the history and development of mazes and labyrinths has been carefully scanned and reprinted, with original illustrations. William Hen...
COOL: Presenting A Cooling Image
HELENE ALEXANDER & R. HARRIS    Book Number: 85785
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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From the luxurious medieval languor of Lady Ashburton, photographed as Tennyson's Enid and clothed 'in apparel like the day' for the Devonshire House Ball of 1897, to the understated elegance of Mi...
BOHEMIAN LIVES: Three Extraordinary Women
AMY LICENCE    Book Number: 85871
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Ida Nettleship, Sophie Brzeska and Fernande Olivier were three early 20th century women who lived in the shadow of their artist partners, the painter Augustus John, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Pablo ...
TRAVELS WITH MY SKETCHBOOK
MICHAEL FOREMAN    Book Number: 85669
Published price: £17.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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The popular and very collectable book illustrator Michael Foreman is very well travelled and of course has taken his paper, pen and ink and watercolours with him everywhere since he was at art scho...
ANIMAL GRAVES AND MEMORIALS
JAN TOMS    Book Number: 85799
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Paperback

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Guy the Gorilla from Regent's Park Zoo, Jacob the Dray horse near Tower Bridge, the Boy and the Tiger at Tobacco Docks in Wapping, the Cat Monument at Shugborough, and a weathered gravestone for Fr...
DOUGH PORTRAITS
SOREN DAHLGAARD    Book Number: 85813
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Imagine enough dough kneaded (!) for three or four loaves and while all gooey, dropping it on top of the head so that it stretches all the way down the face and over the chin of your portrait model...
EARLY CELTIC ART IN BRITAIN & IRELAND
RUTH AND VINCENT MEGAW    Book Number: 85815
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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This widely praised Shire publication, now extensively revised and enlarged, examines the predominantly warrior and aristocratic art of the Iron Age inhabitants of Britain and Ireland from the four...
SHIP: A History in Art and Photography
EDITED BY ANDREW LAMBERT    Book Number: 85832
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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A visually stunning art history featuring 360 of the most celebrated ships from history and fiction in one stylishly produced volume. Each has a dramatic story immortalised in an evocative artwork...
DREAMLANDS
MARK HARRISON & LISA TUTTLE    Book Number: 85997
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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The woman who haunts artist Mark Harrison's dreams is a symbol of fertility and a goddess of nature surrounded by flowers, vines and leafy plants, her hair growing in tendrils adorned with fruit, a...
ART OF INDIA: Images of Nature
JUDITH MAGEE    Book Number: 85545
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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India has one of the richest natural histories in the world, and the country's artistic heritage reflects its diversity of flora and fauna grouped here by Ethnographical and Topographical, Botanica...
ART OF THE FIRST FLEET: Images of Nature
LISA DI TOMMASO    Book Number: 85546
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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On 26th January 1788 nearly 1,500 people on 11 sailing ships came ashore at Port Jackson after a gruelling eight month journey from England. This collection of vessels later became known as the Fi...
LAURENT BENAIM
EDITED BY DIAN HANSON    Book Number: 86054
Bibliophile price: £40.00
Product format: Hardback

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"I've always been fascinated by sex, the diversity of practices, the will and perseverance of people to realize their fantasies," says Paris photographer Laurent Benaïm. "These moments of pleasure ...
FANTASY ART: 30 Postcards
JULIE WEIR    Book Number: 86215
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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'Kevin Crossley's Krike Dragon recalls aspects of John Tenniel's Jabberwock illustrations for 'Through the Looking Glass'. Using Photoshop he incorporated photographs of rust, lichen, scuffed meta...
FIND KING HENRY'S TREASURE: Touch the Art
JULIE APPEL & AMY GUGLIELMO    Book Number: 86216
Published price: $12.95
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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A totally touchy feely book, the like of which we have never before seen on Bibliophile. Irresistible! With a peep-hole front cover, the classic Holbein Portrait of Henry VIII aged 49, (1540) is ...
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