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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LONDONERS: Secret Scenes of the Capital 1960-1989
ROBERT HALLMANN    Book Number: 87580
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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In 1956, Robert Hallman visited London for a day and fell in love with the city forever, using up two films on his camera rather than the usual one image per scene allowance he limited himself to w...
MEXIQUE 1932-1934: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paul Strand
CLÉMENT CHÉROUX & A. SIRE    Book Number: 87584
Published price: £30.50
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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This is an exceptional collection of work exhibiting Henri Cartier-Bresson and Paul Strand's portfolios from during their respective visits to Mexico between 1932 and 1934. The book is curated by J...
EL GRECO TO VELAZQUEZ: Art During the Reign of Philip III
SARAH SCHROTH AND RONNI BAER    Book Number: 87478
Published price: £51
Bibliophile price: £28.00
Product format: Hardback

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Imported from the USA we have a 2008 rare Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University fine art publication. During the reign of Philip III of Spain (1598-1621) picture ...
JERUSALEM 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven
BARBARA DRAKE BOEHM    Book Number: 87486
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £28.00
Product format: Hardback

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Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and distributed by Yale University Press, this is a spectacular quality art tome with 354 colour illustrations. Medieval Jerusalem was a vibr...
REGARDING WARHOL: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years
MARK ROSENTHAL ET AL    Book Number: 87491
Published price: $60
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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A spectacular Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York publication with 308 illustrations in full colour and a timeline from 1961 to 2012 when in March of that year 'Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal' op...
RENOIR'S DANCER: The Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon
CATHERINE HEWITT    Book Number: 87724
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Suzanne Valadon was an artist. With her bold contours and plump, self-assured models, her works flew in the face of popular conceptions of femininity and fine art, and added to which, her painting...
ARCHIPOPS: Six Pop-Up Notecards: Bridges
CORINA FLETCHER    Book Number: 87890
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Unknown

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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. ...
ENGLISH RUINS
JEREMY MUSSON & PAUL BARKER    Book Number: 87908
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Abbeys and churches like Glastonbury and Fountains, Whitby and Coventry, castles and forts like Bodiam and Old Wardour, country houses like Cowdray, Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland, Sutton Sc...
SINAN: Architect of Suleyman the Magnificent
JOHN FREELY & A. R. BURELLI    Book Number: 87946
Published price: £28
Bibliophile price: £14.00
Product format: Hardback

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The son of Christians, Sinan's knowledge of Ottoman architecture came from two centuries of Turkish building practices and from his observations of Byzantine edifices, above all from the archetype ...
VU: The Story of a Magazine that Made an Era
MICHEL FRIZOT & C. DE VEIGY    Book Number: 87952
Published price: £48
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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The French weekly magazine 'Vu' ran over 600 issues between 21st March 1928 and 29th May 1940. It spearheaded the media revolution of the 20s, with its extensive use of photography like a cinema n...
JOHN SINGER SARGENT: Masterpieces of Art
JANET STYLES TYSON    Book Number: 83800
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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Glossy white paper and minimal captions do justice to these full page quality colour images by the master portraitist and landscape watercolorist. John Singer Sargent depicted scenes from his many...
MASTERING SILHOUETTES
CHARLES BURNS    Book Number: 87616
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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MASTERING SILHOUETTES
IN THE SHADOW OF THE RAJ: Derry Moore In India
FOREWORD BY MARK TULLY    Book Number: 88013
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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Anita Desai said, "India is a curious place that still preserves the past religions, and its history. No matter how modern India becomes, it is still very much an old country." Derry Moore began ...
MY EGYPTIAN SKETCHBOOK
FLORINE ASCH & C. DESROCHES    Book Number: 87859
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Exquisitely designed and produced by the Parisian publisher Flammarion, the cloth binding is embossed with hieroglyphics in this landscape format tome full of beautiful watercolours. As the day br...
SEAMLESS FROM BIBA: A Life in Design
BARBARA HULANICKI    Book Number: 87725
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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The glamour of BIBA was global, dictating a sophisticated inner city lifestyle, selling furniture and food, high fashion and cosmetics with nightclub, ritzy restaurant and exotic roof garden replac...
EDITED BY JOHN SPENCER    Book Number: 86420
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sir Stanley Spencer KBE CBE RA (1891-1959) was born in Cookham in Berkshire, the eighth of nine children. His father recognised in him a passion for drawing and prevailed upon local landowners to p...
CHARLES & RAY EAMES: Pioneers of Mid-Century Modernism
GLORIA KOENIG & PETER GÖSSEL    Book Number: 86809
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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The creative duo Charles Eames (1907-1978) and Ray Kaiser Eames (1912-1988) were one of the most transformative forces in design history and nothing says modernist perfection like the Eames chair a...
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