Art & Architecture

Art & Architecture

Art & Architecture

Art & Architecture

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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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PAINTED BOOK IN RENAISSANCE ITALY
JONATHAN J. G. ALEXANDER    Book Number: 86977
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £32.00
Product format: Hardback

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In the late middle ages, around 1450, the High Gothic style of hand-painted manuscript illumination gave way to a Renaissance pictorial style and a new classically inspired script. At the same time...
BENJAMIN-CONSTANT: Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism
EDITED BY NATHALIE BONDIL    Book Number: 87224
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £30.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
GIULIANO PLORUTTI: Circus
GIULIANO PLORUTTI    Book Number: 87225
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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'La vita ...è gioco' - Life... is a game (Osho). This is the essence of Giuliano Plorutti's photographic collection depicting the itinerant people behind the circus, ranging from clowns, musicians...
GOYA: The Portraits
XAVIER BRAY    Book Number: 87226
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Like all great portraitists, Francisco Goya painted the soul of his sitter, penetrating beyond the finery of his aristocratic and royal subjects. As he worked his way into Madrid's elite court cir...
GRAND DESIGN: Pieter Coecke van Aelst
ELIZABETH CLELAND    Book Number: 87227
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £19.99
Product format: Hardback

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Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502-1550) was renowned throughout Renaissance Europe as a draftsman, painter and publisher of architectural treatises. The magnificent tapestries he designed were acquire...
ISLAMIC ART IN DETAIL
SHEILA CANBY    Book Number: 87228
Published price: $22.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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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
Product format: Hardback

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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...
AMERICA
ANDY WARHOL    Book Number: 86891
Published price: $20
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Paperback

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American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol (1928-87) was a graphic artist filmmaker and painter. He produced a significant body of film wo...
SOLDIERS & SUFFRAGETTES: The Photography of Christina Broom
ANNA SPARHAM    Book Number: 87290
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Paperback

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From novice photographer, to Britain's acknowledged pioneer woman press photographer, Christina Broom - or Mrs Albert Broom, as she was professionally called - transformed a self-taught skill into ...
FRED A. FARRELL - GLASGOW'S WAR ARTIST
JOANNA MEACOCK ET AL    Book Number: 87292
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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Frederick A. Farrell was the only war artist to be commissioned by a city rather than by the government, Imperial War Museum or armed forces. Born in 1882 to a distinguished Glasgow family, Farrell...
DALÍ: THE PAINTINGS
ROBERT DESCHARNES, G. NÉRET    Book Number: 87284
Bibliophile price: £40.00
Product format: Hardback

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At the age of six, Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) wanted to be a cook. At the age of seven, he wanted to be Napoleon. "Since then," he later said, "my ambition has steadily grown, and my megalomania wi...
GAUDI: THE COMPLETE WORKS
RAINER ZERBST    Book Number: 86810
Bibliophile price: £40.00
Product format: Hardback

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Many of us have gazed in wonder at masterpieces of mosaic art and colour in the towering Park Güell, intricate ironwork and scrolls, Moorish style wooden screens with ivory inlays, his acoustic and...
EMPRESS OF ART
SUSAN JAQUES    Book Number: 87194
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Paperback

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Sub-titled 'Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia' here is a book for art lovers to discover untold riches. Intelligent and determined, Catherine modelled herself on her grandfather...
MANCHESTER: 20 Notecards
ADOLPHE VALETTE    Book Number: 87207
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Bibliophile price: £7.50
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Valette (1876-1942) travelled to London from France and soon moved to Manchester studying at the Municipal School of Art. A master of drawing and painting, particularly the nude, it is for his imp...
PYGMALION AND THE IMAGE: 20 Notecards
EDWARD BURNE-JONES    Book Number: 87211
Published price: £10.99
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The Heart Desires, The Hand Refrains, The God Head Fires, The Soul Attains are the four designs by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898) reproduced in colour in soy-based inks on recycled paper ...
MOUNT FUJI: ICON OF JAPAN
H. BYRON EARHART    Book Number: 87214
Published price: £36.95
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Hardback

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Mount Fuji's iconic status received an international boost in the 17th and 18th centuries through the Japanese art of ukiyo-e, "pictures of the floating world", first in paintings and then in super...
WEDDINGS: Vintage People on Photo Postcards
TOM PHILLIPS    Book Number: 87217
Published price: £15
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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A wonderfully touching collection of smiling faces, loving friends and relations, and lives blossoming on wedding days mostly from throughout the 20th century. Wedding bells must have been sweet m...
BRITAIN'S 100 BEST RAILWAY STATIONS
SIMON JENKINS     Book Number: 86726
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Hardback

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Jenkins has travelled the length and breadth from Waterloo, Betws-y-coed to Beverley to select his 100 best. Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, Wemyss Bay from the ten chosen in Scotland have th...
1930s BRITAIN IN PICTURES
AMMONITE PRESS    Book Number: 87323
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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High quality Press Association images, just the first three photos in the first three pages are of a penny-farthing race at Herne Hill 1932, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth riding in a gold stat...
SWINGING SIXTIES: An Iconic Decade in Pictures
IAN PENBERTHYM & C. WATSON    Book Number: 87353
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Mary Quant, the Beatles, Carnaby Street, King's Road, the mini, Ready-Steady-Go! and Top of the Pops, here are the fashions, the music and the groovy baby years of the sixties. Fashion and the cul...
ART DECO
VICTORIA CHARLES & KLAUS CARL    Book Number: 87315
Bibliophile price: £14.95
Product format: Hardback

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Architecture, painted and sculpted décor, furniture and furniture sets and jewellery, the exquisite Art Deco items showcased in this big new volume show a new expression of purpose and technical ac...
ART NOUVEAU
JEAN LAHOR    Book Number: 87316
Bibliophile price: £14.95
Product format: Hardback

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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...
CHINESE ART
STEPHEN BUSHELL    Book Number: 87317
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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A huge quality art publication only sold at full price and printed to the highest quality, no expense has been spared on the high production values of these colour images of beautiful green or whit...
LIFE AND MASTERWORKS OF SALVADOR DALI
ERIC SHANES    Book Number: 87318
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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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: £12.50
Product format: Hardback

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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
Product format: Hardback

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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: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
70 YEARS OF RAILWAY PHOTOGRAPHY
COLIN BOOCOCK    Book Number: 87379
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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2017 marked the 70th anniversary of the year the author took his first railway photograph in 1947. The quality of pictures from a Brownie Box camera cannot compare with those from modern digital c...
17TH CENTURY CHINESE PAINTINGS
EDITED BY STEPHEN LITTLE    Book Number: 87393
Published price: $95
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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The more than 130 Late Ming and Early Qing dynasty paintings acquired by Jung Ying Tsao (1923-2011) over five decades constitute a collection representing nearly every major school and almost all o...
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...
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