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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LEONARDO DA VINCI: 500 Years On
MATTHEW LANDRUS    Book Number: 89684
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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A portrait of the artist, scientist and innovator, Leonardo da Vinci considered himself an inventore of pictorial effects, sculptural forms, machines, buildings, allegories, festivals and costumes ...
THIS IS BACON
KITTY HAUSER & C. CHRISTOFOROU    Book Number: 89701
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Hardback

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Francis Bacon was one of the giants dominating the artistic landscape of the mid 20th century. This highly illustrated book features 19 of his major works in stunning and original colour illustrat...
THIS IS GOYA
WENDY BIRD    Book Number: 89702
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Modern art begins with Goya. He was the first to create works of art for their own sake and lived in a time of incredible cultural and social dynamism. He saw his world ripped apart by Napoleon's...
LONDON MAP OF DAYS
MYCHAEL BARRATT    Book Number: 89840
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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Based upon an original and very limited eight-plate etching by the author which was shown at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2015, the book features 366 date references to events or people t...
CREATIVITY CODE: How AI is Learning to Write, Paint & Think
MARCUS DU SAUTOY    Book Number: 89827
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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,...
ARCHIPOPS: Six Pop-Up Notecards: Bridges
CORINA FLETCHER    Book Number: 87890
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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The finest paper engineering on quality white card, the line art literally pops into 3D with fluorescent orange on the reverse of the card making a reflective image on the outline scenery behind. ...
ANTIQUE MAPS PORTFOLIO: Eight High-Quality Art Prints
THE GIFTED STATIONERY COMPANY    Book Number: 89204
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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Willem Blaeu's 1635 Map of Great Britain, de Wit's 1668 Map of the World, Cornelius Dankertz's 1700 Polar Map, Christopher Saxton's 1578 Map of England and Wales, Abraham Ortelieus's 1570 Map of th...
IMPRESSIONISTS PORTFOLIO: Eight High-Quality Art Prints
Unknown    Book Number: 89207
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Green Dancer by Edward Degas 1879, a detail of Waterlilies by Monet 1916, Two Sisters (On the Terrace) by Renoir 1881, The Psyche Mirror by Berthe Morisot 1876, Still Life With Soup Tureen by C...
50 GREATEST CASTLES AND PALACES OF THE WORLD
GILLY PICKUP    Book Number: 89710
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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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...
ALISON JACKSON: STERN FOTOGRAFIE
EDITED BY JOHANNES ERLER    Book Number: 89711
Published price: $45
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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A Princess Diana lookalike stares straight out of the picture and gives us the finger, Prince Charles sits at an easel measuring up a fig-leafed Camilla for his watercolour, while with impeccable d...
TWO MILLION MILES
ANDREW MACPHERSON    Book Number: 89729
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £21.00
Product format: Hardback

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Photographer to the stars, it must have been a hard day for Macpherson to be driven on the speed boat by model Heidi Klum, her perfect figure squeezed into a tiny bikini! The summer before he had ...
ART OF NEIL GAIMAN
HAYLEY CAMPBELL    Book Number: 90088
Published price: $39.99
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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With his blockbusting novels, films, blogs, cartoon art, guest appearances on The Simpsons and authorship of two episodes of Doctor Who, the fantasy and sci-fi maestro Neil Gaiman has excelled at e...
LUGGALA: The Story of a Guinness House
ROBERT O'BYRNE    Book Number: 90124
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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The beautiful white-painted Luggala House in County Wicklow, with its pointed neo-Gothic windows, crenellations and lavish interior, was acquired by the fabulously wealthy Guinness family in 1937 w...
MARVEL EXPANDING UNIVERSE WALL CHART
UNIVERSE PUBLISHING    Book Number: 90130
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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This pictorial panorama of more than 300 Marvel Comics characters extends to a full, mind-boggling 12 feet, featuring the work of the finest comic artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. The revers...
CHAIM SOUTINE
MARTINA PADBERG    Book Number: 90165
Bibliophile price: £10.00
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This artist was truly intoxicated with colour. Chaim Soutine (1893-1943) was a man possessed with his art who was a difficult person, usually silent, mostly a loner, but in rare moments almost ebu...
CLAUDE MONET
MARTINA PADBERG    Book Number: 90166
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Like no other artist from the circle of Impressionists, Claude Monet (1840-1926) focussed on the core business of a painter - observation. He placed the landscape with its daily and seasonal chang...
EUROPEAN PAINTING 1750-1880
DANIEL KIECOL    Book Number: 90167
Bibliophile price: £26.00
Product format: Hardback

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Old Damascus, Jews Quarter by Frederic Leighton (1830-1896) sees a little girl in pink silk dress catching lemons being shaken from a tree in a beautifully decorated patio courtyard with Arabic til...
FRENCH PAINTING 1100-1830
VALENTIN GRIVET    Book Number: 90168
Bibliophile price: £19.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
HAJO DÜCHTING    Book Number: 90171
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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Unforgettable images of the Belle Époque Paris are captured in Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings, lithographs and posters as graphic designer for the Moulin Rouge Club in Montmartre. Some 280 reproduct...
DC COMICS YEAR BY YEAR: A Visual Chronicle New Edition
ALAN COWSILL ET AL    Book Number: 90186
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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In a large striking graphic designed slipcase featuring DC Comic books heroes like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, this beautiful, in-depth insight into DC Comics history is full of images of or...
PICASSO'S BRAIN: The Basis of Creative Genius
CHRISTINE TEMPLE    Book Number: 90212
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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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: £11.00
Product format: Paperback

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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...
ARTISTS' MATERIALS: The Complete Source Book
EMMA PEARCE    Book Number: 90223
Published price: £11.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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Completely revised and updated, the Complete Source Book of Methods and Media is a compact, indispensable and comprehensive practical guide for all experienced and aspiring artists. Get the most o...
COMING AWAY: Winslow Homer & England
ELIZABETH ATHENS & B. RUUD    Book Number: 90231
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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The celebrated American artist Winslow Homer spent 18 months in the village of Cullercoats, Northumbria, in 1881-1882, and during this time he engaged with English painters both living and dead, in...
DAY OUT IN LONDON: Build Your Own Moving Model
THE NATIONAL GALLERY    Book Number: 90234
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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Bend the card into shape before gluing with PVA wood glue and leave each piece to dry before moving on to the next. The ingenious, pre-cut cardboard kit creates a layered landscape featuring hand-...
18 TINY DEATHS
BRUCE GOLDFARB    Book Number: 90284
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics', Lee once said 'The goal of forensic investigation is to convict the guilty, clear the innocent and find ...
CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS FOUNDATION: Key Lesson in Art
LUCY ALEXANDER & TIMOTHY MEARA    Book Number: 89906
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Paperback

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The foundation year in art and design at Central St Martins is justly celebrated for empowering the creativity of highly talented young men and women. This book uses the foundation concepts as a ba...
DAVID BAILEY: LOOK
JACKIE HIGGINS    Book Number: 89940
Published price: £7.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Celebrated photographer David Bailey's controversial reputation often precedes him and over the past five decades he has been a filmmaker, curator, magazine owner, environmental campaigner, painter...
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE TREASURES FROM THE V&A
P. WILLIAMSON AND P. MOTTURE    Book Number: 89941
Published price: $27.50
Bibliophile price: £11.00
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...
READING ART: Art for Book Lovers
DAVID TRIGG    Book Number: 89952
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £14.95
Product format: Hardback

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Paintings of books and reading by over 250 artists make this volume a sheer delight, particularly as there is an emphasis on women and the cultural implications of the literate woman. From the fir...
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