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: £1.75
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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...
DREAMLANDS
MARK HARRISON & LISA TUTTLE    Book Number: 85997
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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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...
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...
BONGANI
LEONARD ZETT    Book Number: 86958
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £1.50
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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: £3.25
Product format: Paperback

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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...
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: "...
SHAKESPEARE CATS: 20 Posters
SUSAN HERBERT    Book Number: 87777
Published price: £17.95
Bibliophile price: £4.48
Product format: Paperback

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Our Annie is lucky enough to own two original Susan Herbert cat paintings so she got her paws and claws straight into this bargain. They are 20 detachable posters featuring feline reimaginings of ...
LOVEBIRDS AND OTHER WILD SWEETHEARTS
LIZ TEMPERLEY    Book Number: 88223
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Hardback

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The southern Rockhopper penguin who travels hundreds of miles when it's time to mate, pairs are drawn together by the mystery of love. The Malagasy giant rat finds home sweet home in an undergroun...
WORLD OF ART: BODY ART
NICHOLAS THOMAS    Book Number: 88275
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £1.75
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A timely and intelligent celebration of this quintessentially human and intimate artform, body art is practiced across all world cultures and throughout history. Among the native peoples of Amazon...
RONALD SEARLE'S AMERICA
EDITED BY MATT JONES    Book Number: 87775
Published price: £75
Bibliophile price: £37.00
Product format: Hardback

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Famous for his fat cats and wine drinkers, St Trinian's schoolgirls, Ronald Searle (1920-2011) had been a prisoner of war from 1942-45 in Singapore and Thailand and cartooned during his internment....
PORTRAIT REVOLUTION
JULIA L. KAY    Book Number: 88432
Published price: £22.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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Artist Julia Kay has built up a huge online community with her international project Portrait Party (JKPP), in which artists round the world make portraits of each other based on their online image...
DAVID SEDARIS DIARIES: A Visual Compendium
DAVID SEDARIS    Book Number: 88588
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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Packed with interactive components, postcards, never-before-seen photos and artwork, David Sedaris has always been a keen collector of the arts, objects and ephemera that are part of his visual lan...
ALPHABET
BILL WOODROW    Book Number: 88804
Published price: $24.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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B is for Mutant? D is for Nostril? Z is for Secret? Bill Woodrow's unique alphabet offers a glimpse into a playful and endlessly inventive artistic mind. Part sketchbook, part riddle, this Royal...
ANN CHRISTOPHER
RICHARD CORK    Book Number: 88805
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £8.50
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A beautiful glamorous Royal Academy of Arts 2016 first edition publication. Ann Christopher is primarily a non-figurative sculptor who works in cast bronze, stainless steel and Corten and who crea...
MADE TO LAST
VANESSA MURRAY    Book Number: 88830
Published price: $45
Bibliophile price: £11.00
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....
BEN NICHOLSON: Tate British Artists Series
VIRGINIA BUTTON    Book Number: 88841
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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England's 'Paradigm Modernist Painter', Ben Nicholson played a decisive role in several radical art groupings such as the Hampstead Set of the 1930s and the St Ives School in the 1940s and 50s. Hi...
MASTERING SILHOUETTES
CHARLES BURNS    Book Number: 87616
Bibliophile price: £2.13
Product format: Paperback

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MASTERING SILHOUETTES
WILLIAM BURGES 1827-81
MATTHEW WILLIAMS    Book Number: 88989
Published price: £6
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The Gothic architectural style created a medieval effect and was popularised by such architects as Sir George Gilbert Scott, Alfred Waterhouse and G. E. Street, and of course, William Burges. A la...
YE BERLYN TAPESTRIE:
JOHN HASSALL & MIKE WEBB    Book Number: 88507
Published price: £9.99
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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: £20.00
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...
LIVES OF THE SURREALISTS
DESMOND MORRIS    Book Number: 89122
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £8.75
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Surrealism was a new philosophy of psychic automatism exempted from any aesthetic or moral concern. The Surrealist movement began in Paris in the 1920s and was not in origin and art movement, but ...
CECIL BEATON: Portraits and Profiles
EDITED BY HUGO VICKERS    Book Number: 89010
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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Cecil Beaton was primarily known for having photographed virtually every prominent person in public life in the course of his long career from the Queen to the Rolling Stones, authors, dancers, cho...
LONG DRAWN OUT TRIP: A Memoir
GERALD SCARFE    Book Number: 88858
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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The man famed for his venomous nib, the legendary cartoonist and designer tells his life story for the first time, encompassing sweeping social changes in the 1960s and beyond. For more than half ...
TREASURES OF MONET: Book and Facsimile Documents
MICHAEL HOWARD    Book Number: 89150
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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Slipcased and with 12 rare, removable facsimile documents, is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the leader of the Impressionist movement, Claude Monet. Over 150 colour images record the de...
POSSESSION: The Curious History of Private Collectors
ERIN THOMPSON    Book Number: 88956
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Collecting is a curious behaviour. Collectors and their critics have always believed that classical art has special powers: to legitimate rule, to create identities, to express wealth, to enervate ...
ARTIST'S DAUGHTER: A Fictionalised Memoir
SALLY KIBBLE    Book Number: 89270
Published price: £17.50
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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...
GAINSBOROUGH'S COTTAGE DOORS:
HUGH BELSEY    Book Number: 89290
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Thomas Gainsborough's work was centred around subjects that preoccupied him which he would define in his paintings. This book is inspired by a recent identification of a third autographed version o...
GUERNICA: Painting the End of the World
JAMES ATTLEE    Book Number: 89294
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Pablo Picasso himself said 'Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.' Working on his masterpiece Guernica in his studio in 1937 is the very first full page archive ...
LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE BOOK OF DOOM
SIMON HEWITT    Book Number: 89302
Published price: £25
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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...
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