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...
MASTERPIECES CLASSICAL ART
DYFRI WILLIAMS    Book Number: 80887
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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Shown here are 160 of the most important and beautiful works of classical art held in the British Museum. Beginning with pre-historic Greece it continues through the classical period and the Roman ...
DAVID HOCKNEY A BIGGER BOOK
DAVID HOCKNEY    Book Number: 81103
Bibliophile price: £1,750.00
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...
BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS
MARK HOLBORN    Book Number: 82539
Published price: $100
Bibliophile price: £11.25
Product format: Hardback

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Born into a prosperous family in Hampstead, Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was endowed with an artistic temperament and grew into a photographer and designer with a seemingly light-hearted approach to li...
BATEMAN'S: The National Trust DVD
JOHN CASSY & BARBARA GIBBON    Book Number: 82857
Bibliophile price: £1.50
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The beautiful 17th century Jacobean house in East Sussex was Rudyard Kipling's family home from 1902 to 1936. The interior reflects the author's strong associations with the East and many of the o...
EPISODE TWO: CALKE ABBEY DVD
THE NATIONAL TRUST    Book Number: 82858
Bibliophile price: £1.50
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A Baroque mansion situated near Derby, Calke Abbey's construction began in 1701. Set in a stunning landscaped park, it has become famous as a graphic illustration of the English country house in d...
MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE
GARY M RADKE & P. MACEY    Book Number: 83169
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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Itself an architectural masterpiece, Florence Cathedral is also home to many artistic treasures. Familiarly called Il Duomo, is an Early Renaissance architectural masterpiece. The interrelationship...
ART & LIFE OF MICHAEL BIRCH: The Product of an Active Mind
J. K. L. BIRCH    Book Number: 83195
Published price: $85
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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From voluptuous ghosts to abstract animals, from geometric forms to unique personal interpretations of Japanese myths and legends, the figures and mythical creatures that Michael Birch portrays in ...
FRANCIS BACON IN YOUR BLOOD: A Memoir
MICHAEL PEPPIATT    Book Number: 83230
Published price: $20
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Paperback

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As a student, the would-be journalist Michael Peppiatt was desperate to get an interview with the artist Francis Bacon, famous for his visceral studies of screaming popes and dismembered bodies. Ne...
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON: A Biography
PIERRE ASSOULINE    Book Number: 82799
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Henri Cartier-Bresson is described as the 'eye of the century', a photographer whose images chartered 1920s Africa, the Spanish Republicans, Gandhi just before his assassination, and many more icon...
ANOTHER LIGHT: Jacques-Louis David to Thomas Demand
MICHAEL FRIED    Book Number: 83070
Published price: £45
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Born in New York and educated at the greatest establishments in the US and England, Michael Fried is one of the most esteemed and influential art critics and art historians working today. Another L...
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...
GLORY AND HONOUR: The Renaissance in Scotland
ANDREA THOMAS    Book Number: 83908
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Renaissance, a cultural and intellectual movement which spread outwards from Italy to Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries, is often thought to have eluded Scotland, but as the author demonstr...
SCOTS: A Photohistory
MURRAY MCKINNON & RICHARD ORAM    Book Number: 83939
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £4.25
Product format: Paperback

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Greatly enjoyed by our blurbers up in Scotland, this photohistory of the Scots is a brilliant celebration of life and the history beyond the wall. Murray Mackinnon and Richard Oram present aspects ...
X-RAY: See Through the World Around You
NICK VEASEY    Book Number: 83958
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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Nick Veasey creates works of art by the simple means of using images from X-rays and security scanners, working in a lead-lined room and varying the exposure to reveal the hidden structures below t...
CARTIER TIME ART: Mechanics of Passion
JACK FORSTER    Book Number: 83850
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £18.00
Product format: Hardback

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A showcase for the Cartier fine watchmaking collection, this gorgeous book features iconic pieces in which there is a perfect fusion of mechanics and design. The Astroregulateur leads the field, wi...
YOUNG MICHELANGELO: A Biography
JOHN SPIKE    Book Number: 83878
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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Renowned for his sublime painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's talent showed at an early age. Initially taught by Ghirlandaio, to whom he was apprenticed at the age of 13, i...
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...
RENDEZVOUS WITH ART
PHILIPPE DE MONTEBELLO    Book Number: 84099
Published price: £19.95
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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The former director of New York's Metropolitan Museum tours the world's major galleries in the company of a leading British art critic who has had the distinction of sitting for Lucian Freud, and t...
MANY FACES OF JONATHAN YEO
ART BOOKS    Book Number: 84422
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Skilled portrait painter Jonathan Yeo is essentially self-taught, and is refreshing because unlike so many modern-day artists his skill is such that his subject is immediately recognisable, whether...
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. ...
FERDINAND COLUMBUS RENAISSANCE COLLECTOR
MARK MCDONALD    Book Number: 84344
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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A big beautiful British Library and British Museum UK first edition 2005 paperback with 20 colour and 178 black and white woodcut illustrations, this beautiful book catalogues 110 of the most impor...
PICASSO AND MODERN BRITISH ART
JAMES BEECHY & CHRIS STEPHENS    Book Number: 84354
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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A big beautiful 2012 first edition exhibition catalogue published by Tate Britain. The front cover shows Pablo Picasso's Nude Woman in a Red Armchair from 1932 to grace the cover of this huge, hea...
RAYMOND MASON
MICHAEL EDWARDS    Book Number: 84359
Published price: £42
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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A friend of Giacometti, Balthus and Bacon, born in 1922, Raymond Mason established an international reputation chiefly through a number of monumental works in Paris, Montreal, New York, Washington ...
GREAT WORKSHOP: Pathways of Art in Europe
RECHT, PERIER-D'IETEREN    Book Number: 84448
Published price: £60.95
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Europe between the fifth and eighteenth centuries was one massive artistic workshop, and this book explores 14 ways in which the European melting pot created paradigmatic masterpieces for future ge...
ART OF JAPAN: Set of Two
Unknown    Book Number: 84497
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Unknown

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Set comprises Japanese Legacy: Four Generations of Yoshida Family Artists (softback, 222pp) and Japanese Prints During The Allied Occupation 1945-1952 (hardback, 128pp). Buy both and make further ...
PAINTING WITH BOTH HANDS: SOPHIE WALBEOFFE
SOPHIE WALBEOFFE    Book Number: 84515
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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With an Introduction by Edward Lucie-Smith. The advice to "paint with both hands" came from Sophie Walbeoffe's mentor Cecil Collins, her tutor at Central school in the mid-80s, who also taught the...
ROBIN DARWIN: Visionary Educator and Painter
HENRIETTA GOODDEN    Book Number: 84522
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sir Robin Darwin (1910-1974) was a great visionary of the 20th century, and descendant of both Charles Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood. Born in 1910 into a family with many artistic connections, it was...
MAGIC IN MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS
SOPHIE PAGE    Book Number: 84598
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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The author teaches late Medieval History at University College London and works on medieval magic and astrology especially in the relation to religion, cosmology and natural philosophy. Published ...
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