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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KIDS' DESIGN
MICHELLE GALINDO    Book Number: 83549
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £1.63
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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...
DOUGH PORTRAITS
SOREN DAHLGAARD    Book Number: 85813
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £1.00
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...
FOUNTAINS AND WATER FEATURES
ROSALIND HOPWOOD    Book Number: 86624
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £1.25
Product format: Paperback

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Natural springs, water jets, rills and cascades all incorporate moving water and water features within architectural structures probably originated in Greece and Asia Minor. They originated as a s...
MADE TO LAST
VANESSA MURRAY    Book Number: 88830
Published price: $45
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'A Compendium of Artisans, Trades and Projects' for all fans of The Repair Shop, there is now a movement focussed on sourcing unique and durable products that reflect true craftsmanship....
YE BERLYN TAPESTRIE:
JOHN HASSALL & MIKE WEBB    Book Number: 88507
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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A terrific parody of the Bayeux Tapestry first drawn over a hundred years ago, here is the satirical response by pioneering British illustrator John Hassall to the sense of outrage that gripped Bri...
BRUEGEL THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS - 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
JÜRGEN MÜLLER    Book Number: 88638
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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Prepare to be shocked by the grotesque and grimacing series of paintings like The Triumph of Death with murdering skeleton figures slaying the population by hanging, throat cutting and barbarous ac...
ARTIST'S DAUGHTER: A Fictionalised Memoir
SALLY KIBBLE    Book Number: 89270
Published price: £17.50
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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For lovers of Suffolk in general and Woodbridge and the Deben Valley in particular, Thomas Churchyard charted Georgian and Victorian scenery still charming us today. Sally Kibble has been inspired...
LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE BOOK OF DOOM
SIMON HEWITT    Book Number: 89302
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £4.25
Product format: Paperback

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A great artistic detective story which turns our understanding of Leonardo da Vinci upside down. Simon Hewitt demonstrates that Leonardo's only male portrait (The Musician) depicts Bianca Sforza's...
BLUEPRINT
THERESIA ENZENSBERGER    Book Number: 89357
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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It is 1921 in Berlin. Luise Schilling lives here in her father's deeply conservative household and longs to tear down the past and build a new future and through much hard work finally realises her...
CONUNDRUM: Puzzles in the Grotesque Tapestry Series
CHARISSA BREMER-DAVID    Book Number: 89025
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
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In the French royal tapestry manufactory of Beauvais in the late 1680s, the Grotesques series of tapestries were conceived and woven. Hugely popular, 50 sets of tapestries (usually composing of six...
ART TREASURES OF THE MAHABHARATA
BHAKTISIDDHANTA    Book Number: 89506
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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'Arjuna to single combat. At that moment dark rainclouds and flashes of lightning appeared in the sky, along with the rainbow of Indra. When Surya saw how Indra had appeared there out of affection ...
PICTURA PRINTS: London
CLAIRE ROLLETT    Book Number: 89475
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.75
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12 of London's iconic landmarks including the Royal Albert Hall, St Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, i...
ART OF THE NORTHERN RENAISSANCE: Courts, Commerce
STEPHANIE PORRAS    Book Number: 89666
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £4.75
Product format: Hardback

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Alongside paintings by artists from Jan van Eyck to Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Greenwich royal armour attributed to Hans Holbein, altarpieces, sculptures and engravings, Porras discovers architectur...
CREATIVITY CODE: How AI is Learning to Write, Paint & Think
MARCUS DU SAUTOY    Book Number: 89827
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Hardback

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Could a machine one day create a truly original work of art? Illuminating not only the work of coders and creators but the mathematics of chaos that underpin art and our emotional responses to it,...
50 GREATEST CASTLES AND PALACES OF THE WORLD
GILLY PICKUP    Book Number: 89710
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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From the flamboyance of Germany's fairy tale Neuschwanstein Castle to the Gothic, Dracula-inspiring Bram Castle perched in the craggy peaks of Romania's Carpathian Mountains, Tokyo's Imperial Palac...
FRENCH PAINTING 1100-1830
VALENTIN GRIVET    Book Number: 90168
Bibliophile price: £9.50
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The extraordinary light and realism in the work of Jean-Léon Gérôme such as his Prayer in Cairo and Prayer at the Sultan's Room, the blues inside the mosque and exquisite garments captured in his S...
PICASSO'S BRAIN: The Basis of Creative Genius
CHRISTINE TEMPLE    Book Number: 90212
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £1.25
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Picasso believed that intelligence was relevant to the creative process, saying "one can see the intelligence in each of Manet's brushstrokes", and although there is no psychometric assessment of h...
PICASSO PORTRAITS
ELIZABETH COWLING    Book Number: 89131
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £5.50
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Portraiture and the human figure remained Pablo Picasso's prime subject and favourite genre throughout his life. His earliest portraits were done from life, and reveal a precocious ability to catc...
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE TREASURES FROM THE V&A
P. WILLIAMSON AND P. MOTTURE    Book Number: 89941
Published price: $27.50
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Hardback

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The Victoria and Albert Museum has one of the world's greatest collections of medieval and Renaissance artefacts, and this selection of around 60 of them displays not only their beauty but also the...
TATE GUIDE TO MODERN ART TERMS: Updated and Expanded Edition
SIMON WILSON & JESSICA LACK    Book Number: 89957
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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How often have you struggled to detect the "deconstructive illusionism" or "neo-plasticist performativity" of a work of art? The problem is not with the artists, but with the critic, and this soli...
DIEGO VELAZQUEZ
KLAUS CARL & VICTORIA CHARLES    Book Number: 90335
Published price: £7.95
Bibliophile price: £1.50
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Tiny and compact introduction to the rightly popular important paintings of Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velázquez, a native of Seville, 1599-1660. The earliest of his surviving works entitled Three M...
FELIX VALLOTTON
NATHALIA BRODSKAIA    Book Number: 90339
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Happy, bright colour, sunlight playing on landscapes, a yellow and white sunset, glamorous portraits, beautiful forest paths and landscapes, gentlemen dining in The Toast, Children at a Pond, Dinne...
ENDANGERED ANIMALS
MARTIN JENKINS & TOM FROST    Book Number: 90628
Published price: £15
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Probably designed for children aged nine and up, all ages will appreciate the striking graphic stamps from printmaker Tom Frost in his beautiful and illuminating journey through the world of endang...
JOY OF KITES
HANS SILVESTER    Book Number: 90641
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £2.13
Product format: Hardback

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Up, up and away with these beautiful colourful kites shaped in segmented fierce tigers, dragonflies, butterflies, birds. The first kites appeared in China in the 4th century BC and these real and ...
TRANSPORT GALLERY: A Journey Across the Canvas
ERIC BOTTOMLEY    Book Number: 90362
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £8.25
Product format: Hardback

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Transport artist Eric Bottomley specialises in nostalgic scenes reconstructed from old photos and drawings. The railway paintings in this book mainly depict the last 20 years of steam in Britain, b...
JULES TAVERNIER: Artist & Adventurer
CLAUDINE CHALMERS ET AL.    Book Number: 90370
Published price: $50
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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The French painter Jules Tavernier dominated the art of the American west in the later 19th century, and his spectacular canvases of erupting volcanoes on Haiti crowned a short, action-packed life....
READERS: Vintage People on Photo Postcards
TOM PHILLIPS    Book Number: 90552
Published price: £15
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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Bibliophiles galore! The activity of reading was confined to a very small proportion of the human race for most of its history, but by the time these photographs were taken between 1900 and 1940, t...
ROY STRONG: Self-Portrait as a Young Man
ROY STRONG    Book Number: 90553
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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'I first became national news in 1967 when, at the age of thirty-one, I was appointed Director of the National Portrait Gallery. Thereafter there is a torrent of material; but what about the three ...
APOCALYPSE
CAMILLE FLAMMARION    Book Number: 90796
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £2.75
Product format: Hardback

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The fear of the end of the world has repeatedly appeared throughout the ages and is here documented through hundreds of colour artworks from the Angel of the Abyss and the Locusts from c950 from th...
BOATS: Art for Kids Jigsaws
KLAUS CARL    Book Number: 90797
Published price: £14.95
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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The Bridge at Argenteuil by Claude Monet, Fishing Boats at Saints-Maries by Vincent Van Gogh, Port of St. Tropez by Paul Signac, Boats in the Port of Honfleur by Claude Monet, The Roads at Kronstad...
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