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: £3.25
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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...
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...
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
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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...
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...
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
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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...
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...
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 ...
TOLL HOUSES OF STAFFORDSHIRE
TIM JENKINSON & PATRICK TAYLOR    Book Number: 86393
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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A companion to code 86392 Toll Houses of Cambridgeshire, this is the very first detailed study of Staffordshire's toll-houses, small buildings on the highway edge, lived in by the pike-men who coll...
LIKE US: Encounters With Primates
THOMAS MARENT & F. JANTSCHKE    Book Number: 86450
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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'Only if we help shall they be saved' wrote Jane Goodall, the young research scientist who was the first human to make contact with David Greybeard, the first chimpanzee to get close in a scientifi...
FOUNTAINS AND WATER FEATURES
ROSALIND HOPWOOD    Book Number: 86624
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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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...
SHAKE CATS LICK CATS
CARLI DAVIDSON    Book Number: 87154
Published price: £12.99
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Close observers of our magnificent moggies will notice that when they shake their heads rather violently from side to side to shake off droplets of water (used here by the photographer for effect) ...
BONGANI
LEONARD ZETT    Book Number: 86958
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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The Janssen Series on the Black Male Nude in Art and Photography continues with these 100-plus studies of Bongani, 26 years old, from the South African Xhosa tribe, bisexual, versatile, a sportsman...
KESU: The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer
JENNIFER KRAMER, G. CRANMER    Book Number: 86971
Published price: £31
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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Kesu - meaning 'wealth being carved' - was the name given to Doug Cranmer, a whittler and doodler who embodied 'indigenous modern' art long before the term was coined. His art is energetic, colour...
BENJAMIN-CONSTANT: Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism
EDITED BY NATHALIE BONDIL    Book Number: 87224
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £30.00
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Benjamin-Constant (1845-1902) was one of the first Orientalists, accompanying the founding father Mariano Fortuny on his trips through the Middle East. Memories of his travels to Spain and Morocco...
ISLAMIC ART IN DETAIL
SHEILA CANBY    Book Number: 87228
Published price: $22.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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Embracing the natural and supernatural worlds, feasting, hunting, war, music and power, the author, a Keeper at the British Museum, examines Islamic art with close-up reproductions and helps the re...
JAPANESE ART IN DETAIL
JOHN REEVE    Book Number: 87229
Published price: $22.95
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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What is Japanese Art? The simple answer is art created in Japan, which initially brings to mind such immediately recognisable works as the celebrated views of Mount Fuji by Hokusai, the female beau...
ART NOUVEAU
JEAN LAHOR    Book Number: 87316
Bibliophile price: £14.95
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It has been many years since Bibliophile has handled an exquisite art book on the popular topic of Art Nouveau, so we are delighted to have imported this special new publication. It covers the ori...
LIFE AND MASTERWORKS OF SALVADOR DALI
ERIC SHANES    Book Number: 87318
Bibliophile price: £13.00
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Salvador Dalí's art retains its ability to bewilder, shock and intrigue, dealing inventively with the nature of reality and appearances. In the autumn of 1927 he had written to his friend Lorca: "...
EMILE GALLE
EMILE GALLÉ    Book Number: 87319
Bibliophile price: £8.50
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Fine pottery and jewellery to furniture, Emile Gallé's (1846-1904) 'Poetry In Glass' portrayed the beauty and simplicity of nature. He was one of the main actors of the French Art Nouveau movement...
TIFFANY
CHARLES DE KAY    Book Number: 87320
Bibliophile price: £10.00
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Feast your eyes on the Peacock Window in leaded glass, The Mermaid on leaded favrile glass, Four Seasons of 1897 with foliage and colours produced largely by means of stains and enamels, with glass...
IMPRESSIONS OF UKIYO-E
W. VON SEIDLITZ & DORA AMSDEN    Book Number: 87321
Bibliophile price: £16.00
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Pictures of the floating world or Ukiyo-e is a Japanese artistic movement born during the period of prosperity of Edo (1615-1868). The founder of the movement Moronobu as well as artists such as S...
ART OF THE JUNGLE BOOK
ELLEN WOLFF    Book Number: 87397
Published price: £29.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Based on Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, director John Favreau's innovative, visually stunning Disney adaptation put a new spin on the classic tale. They used state-of-the-art CGI and motion-ca...
MADAM AND EVE: Women Portraying Women
LIZ RIDEAL & KATHLEEN SORIANO    Book Number: 87366
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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With a focus on 200 artists working from the 1970s onwards, this is a superb visual testament to the influence of feminism on art. Challenging every stereotype, the featured works range from uncom...
MAKING THE AMERICAS MODERN: Hemispheric Art 1910-1960
EDWARD J. SULLIVAN    Book Number: 87367
Published price: £29.99
Bibliophile price: £9.50
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The great 20th century movements in art, including Symbolism, Expressionism and Abstraction, are often regarded as European in origin, but the author of this outstanding book makes a case for the A...
THE MAZE: A Labyrinthine Compendium
ANGUS HYLAND & KENDRA WILSON    Book Number: 87368
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £12.50
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A maze is a primal shape: the womb, the brain, the cosmos, a citadel. "You enter a maze to lose yourself, and a labyrinth to find yourself." The turf mazes of the British Isles are really labyrin...
PEOPLE LIKE US
SASHA GUSOV & AMANDA RENSHAW    Book Number: 87370
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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This candid-camera collection of photos from round the world covers just about every important aspect of life: eating, sleeping, texting, shopping, dressing, undressing, sunbathing, ogling, changin...
PRADO
MARINA LINARES    Book Number: 87509
Bibliophile price: £9.99
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As a companion to the spectacular Spanish Painting code 87504, lovers of Spanish Art will know all about this famous museum. If you cannot travel to Madrid, this is the very next best thing. The ...
COURTROOM ART: In the Dock with the Rich and Famous
DANIEL SCOTT    Book Number: 87645
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Charles Manson, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, O. J. Simpson, Woody Allen v. Mia Farrow, Neil and Christine Hamilton, Jeffrey Archer, Princess Anne, Michael Jackson, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Amy Winehouse, Joss S...
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