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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ON THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS
KENNETH BAKER    Book Number: 86414
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Kenneth Baker, Lord Baker of Dorking CH, dissects the sins Pride, Anger, Sloth, Envy, Gluttony and Lust using illustrations that range from Medieval manuscripts and Picasso, to cartoons from artist...
PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST
ANNA REYNOLDS, LUCY PETER    Book Number: 86417
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Like cave handprints, self-portraits record the presence of the artist together with his or her ability to record their 'self' and this gives much appeal to modern eyes. They were also of course p...
TEMPLES AND TOMBS: Treasures of Egyptian Art
EDNA RUSSMANN, N. STRUDWICK    Book Number: 86421
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Immerse yourself in the artefacts of Ancient Egypt as this companion gives you a behind the curtain look at one of the world's foremost collections of Egyptian antiquities - Egyptian treasures from...
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...
LOVE CECIL: A Journey with Cecil Beaton
LISA IMMORDINO VREELAND    Book Number: 86712
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £14.00
Product format: Hardback

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A beautiful big Abrams art book from New York, this photographic gallery pays a glamorous tribute in mostly mono quality shots to the talented photographer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). It offers an e...
FOLLIES
JEFFREY W. WHITELAW    Book Number: 86623
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Paperback

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Whether or not a building is a folly, be it a belvedere, grotto, obelisk, pagoda, pavilion, prospect tower, pyramid, deliberately built ruin, sham castle or triumph or arch, depends when and where ...
FOUNTAINS AND WATER FEATURES
ROSALIND HOPWOOD    Book Number: 86624
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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...
ALMSHOUSES
ANNA HALLETT    Book Number: 86543
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Paperback

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There are around 2,500 groups of almshouses in Great Britain, most of which were founded many centuries ago and some can be traced to the early Middle Ages when religious institutions were among th...
MEDIEVAL WALL PAINTINGS
E. CLIVE ROUSE    Book Number: 86549
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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Medieval churches in England were more or less completely painted - the walls, the windowsills, the woodwork, the monuments. Artists set to work on the plastered walls painting saints, bible stori...
SIR JOHN GILBERT: Art and Imagination in the Victorian Age
SPIKE BUCKLOW & SALLY WOODCOCK    Book Number: 86786
Published price: £45
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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Cardinal Wolsey (measuring 3ft x 5ft) was among Sir John Gilbert's unusually large works in gouache on paper. Vermilion and deep crimson lake shadows are the deliberately imposing colours of the s...
ART ATLAS: Book and CD
EDITED BY JOHN ONIANS    Book Number: 86557
Published price: £38.99
Bibliophile price: £16.00
Product format: Hardback

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In an era when information graphics are more popular then ever, what better way to understand art than to see it laid out in a worldwide atlas. This extraordinary tome is the work of over 68 contr...
BYZANTIUM AND ISLAM: Age of Transition
HELEN EVANS, BRANDIE RATLIFF    Book Number: 86561
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £24.00
Product format: Hardback

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Specially imported by Bibliophile from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this groundbreaking volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire ...
PISSARRO'S PEOPLE
RICHARD BRETTELL    Book Number: 86588
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £18.00
Product format: Paperback

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Specially imported from the USA from the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, this rich compendium is illustrated with more than 200 paintings, works on paper and archival images. It offers a defini...
REVIVAL TYPE: Digital Typefaces Inspired by The Past
PAUL SHAW    Book Number: 86593
Published price: $40
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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The simplest and purest kind of type revival is a facsimile which aims to reproduce as exactly as possible the appearance of a typeface or set of letters from a past contemporary technological form...
THE BOOK OF BIBLES
STEPHAN FÜSSEL ETAL    Book Number: 79575
Bibliophile price: £14.00
Product format: Hardback

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In the beginning was the word, and in the Middle Ages were kings, princes, and high-ranking religious members whose wealth and influence produced illustrated bibles of extraordinary craftsmanship. ...
BUILDING ART: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry
PAUL GOLDBERGER    Book Number: 86475
Published price: $35
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Goldberger is a Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic and here has written an engaging, nuanced exploration of undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. Frank Gehry has almost singl...
HELMUT NEWTON SUMO 20th ANNIVERSARY
HELMUT NEWTON & JUNE NEWTON    Book Number: 86802
Bibliophile price: £100.00
Product format: Hardback

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One of the most influential photographers of all time, Newton first achieved international fame in the 1970s while working principally for French Vogue and became celebrated for his controversial s...
SARAH ANGELINA ACLAND: First Lady of Colour Photography
GILES HUDSON    Book Number: 86880
Published price: £45
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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One of the most important photographers of the late Victorian and early Edwardian periods, Sarah Angelina Acland (1849-1930) was the daughter of the Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford. She was...
STRONG BOX: Thirty Portraits of Roy Strong Signed & Numbered
JOHN SWANNELL    Book Number: 86881
Published price: £80
Bibliophile price: £14.00
Product format: Hardback

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Magnificently presented in a 10½" x 11" navy linen-covered strong box is a clothbound book with tipped-in illustration to the front of a SIGNED limited edition of 250 numbered copies of a rather ex...
VEHICLE ART OF WORLD WAR TWO
JOHN NORRISS    Book Number: 86882
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Men in battle have long been known to decorate their armour or given names their personal weapons. King Arthur had Excalibur and Odin Gram. The tradition of naming military hardware and decoratin...
CENTURY 21: Classic Comic Strips
GERRY ANDERSON    Book Number: 87058
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £11.50
Product format: Hardback

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A big, graphic, colourful cartoon strip book packed with nostalgic artworks from the years 1965 to 1972. We counted 13 full length cartoon strips, four from Thunderbirds including The Eye of Jupit...
MYTHOLOGY: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross
CHIP KIDD & GEOFF SPEAR    Book Number: 87077
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £16.00
Product format: Hardback

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A big coffee table picture book in which every page explodes with the power of the icons it celebrates. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, The Green Lantern as you've never seen t...
SCRATCH & CREATE: Wild Garden
HELEN DARDIK    Book Number: 87088
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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Another in this series to collect, these are rather colourful and whimsical designs, possibly to appeal to a younger crowd and certainly just as pleasing for the budding artist. Use the special bl...
SKETCHING 365: Tips and Techniques
KATHERINE TYRRELL    Book Number: 87089
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Paperback

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Freehand drawing is enjoyed by people of all ages and is an almost instinctive activity. It may be something you enjoyed doing as a youngster and want to go back to. It can be an observational ac...
SHAKE CATS LICK CATS
CARLI DAVIDSON    Book Number: 87154
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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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) ...
YOU ARE ALWAYS WITH ME: Letters To Mama
FRIDA KAHLO    Book Number: 87187
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Until now, these letters to the artist's beloved mother Matilde Calderón Kahlo have not been collected and published in English. The woman who is now recognised as one of Mexico's greatest painter...
BONGANI
LEONARD ZETT    Book Number: 86958
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
BOOKPLATES AND BADGES OF C.F.A. VOYSEY, ARCHITECT & DESIGNER
KAREN LIVINGSTONE    Book Number: 86959
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Hardback

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This beautiful book showcases around 150 designs from C.F.A. Voysey's (1857-1941) personal archive, and many of them have never been published before. Each one has a glossy page to itself, with an...
ENGLISH SEASIDE
PETER WILLIAMS    Book Number: 86964
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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This wonderful English Heritage book is guaranteed to bring a smile to every face, with its hundreds of photos arranged thematically recording the beauties and horrors of that quintessentially Engl...
KESU: The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer
JENNIFER KRAMER, G. CRANMER    Book Number: 86971
Published price: £31
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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...
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