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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RED EARL
SELINA HASTINGS    Book Number: 83484
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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Sub-titled 'The Extraordinary Life of the 16th Earl of Huntingdon', this is the extraordinary story of the author's father Jack Hastings who in 1925 infuriated his ultra-conservative parents by tur...
SHAKESPEARE IN TEN ACTS
GORDON MCMULLAN & Z. WILCOX    Book Number: 83485
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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A lavish British Library publication celebrating Shakespeare's story, a tale of sea-changes and show-stopping successes. From the very first production of Hamlet to a digital-age remix, the book e...
KIDS' DESIGN
MICHELLE GALINDO    Book Number: 83549
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Hardback

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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...
OLD LONDON ENGRAVINGS
DESIGNED BY DOROTHY MEIKLE    Book Number: 83555
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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These exceptionally beautiful engravings were originally published in 'Old and New London' 1873-8 by Cassel published in a six volume work. It was written in part by Walter Thornbury who traced th...
BLACK'S SKETCHBOOKS: STRATFORD ON AVON 1913
GORDON HOME    Book Number: 83637
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Shakespeare's home town has experienced a century of change since these 24 charming pencil sketches were made as part of Black's series on iconic British towns and cities. The High Street with its ...
GUIDE TO URBAN ENGINEERING: Infrastructure and Technology
CLAIRE BARRATT & IAN WHITELAW    Book Number: 83652
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Our world is a mish-mash of nature and industry, we have moved into a way of life in which one cannot truly understand our surroundings unless we dig into the engineering detail as well as the flor...
HERMITAGE DOGS: Treasures from the State Hermitage Museum
NIKOLAI GOL, IRINA MAMONOVA    Book Number: 83655
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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'This book is dedicated to humanity's oldest and most loyal friend' and this selection of treasures from the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, pays homage to man's best friend across the centu...
SHARD: The Vision of Irvine Sellar
HOWARD WATSON    Book Number: 83750
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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Take a trip to the top if you have never done so and look up high to see pinnacles of glass piercing the sky. The Shard is an incredible structure, towering high over Tower Bridge in a once-rundow...
VISITORS' BOOK: In Francis Bacon's Shadow
JON LYS TURNER    Book Number: 83761
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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'By 1963 Bacon was involved with George Dyer, a minor gangland associate of the Kray twins, described as 'hopelessly weak' by Farson and 'a complete nutcase' by Queensbury. Bacon was unable or unwi...
ANATOMY FOR ARTISTS
BARRINGTON BARBER    Book Number: 83568
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: PAPERBACK

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The complete guide to drawing the human body by the bestselling author and artist provides clear annotated diagrams of every part of the human body useful to the artist, showing bone structure, mus...
CAPTURING THE ESSENCE: Techniques for Bird Artists
WILLIAM T. COOPER    Book Number: 82605
Published price: £34
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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A truly beautiful book in which bird artist William T. Cooper demonstrates all aspects of drawing and painting birds. Renowned for his gorgeous and accurate wildlife renderings, he explains in det...
EDVARD MUNCH
HAJO DÜCHTING    Book Number: 83900
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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Arguably the most important Scandinavian artist, and one who led the way into Expressionism, this book celebrates the life and work of Edvard Munch in his exploration of the human psyche and emotio...
ENGLISH STYLE AND DECORATION:
STAFFORD CLIFF    Book Number: 83901
Published price: £14.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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Between 1700 and the start of WWII, England and English design and craftsmanship held a pre-eminent position in the applied arts of the Western world, creating a unique national heritage. Despite i...
GLORY AND HONOUR: The Renaissance in Scotland
ANDREA THOMAS    Book Number: 83908
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Renaissance, a cultural and intellectual movement which spread outwards from Italy to Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries, is often thought to have eluded Scotland, but as the author demonstr...
OLD ENGLAND SCOTLAND AND WALES
JÜRGEN SORGES    Book Number: 83928
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Hardback

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Quaint cottages with rose bedecked walls, old stone-built pubs, ancient buttressed abbeys, ruined Franciscan priories, strange rock formations and tree-lined lanes - all sights we can still see tod...
PICTURE PARADISE: Asia-Pacific Photography 1840s-1940s
GAEL NEWTON    Book Number: 83932
Published price: $26.95
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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Highlighting some of the most significant achievements from the daguerreotype era of the 1840s-60s, through to the early decades of the twentieth century and the impact of art photography and moder...
SCOTS: A Photohistory
MURRAY MCKINNON & RICHARD ORAM    Book Number: 83939
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £4.25
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Greatly enjoyed by our blurbers up in Scotland, this photohistory of the Scots is a brilliant celebration of life and the history beyond the wall. Murray Mackinnon and Richard Oram present aspects ...
X-RAY: See Through the World Around You
NICK VEASEY    Book Number: 83958
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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Nick Veasey creates works of art by the simple means of using images from X-rays and security scanners, working in a lead-lined room and varying the exposure to reveal the hidden structures below t...
50 GREATEST CHURCHES AND CATHEDRALS OF THE WORLD
SUE DOBSON    Book Number: 84010
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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The award winning travel writer Sue Dobson is never happier than when out exploring "must-see" churches and cathedrals. St Paul's, St Stephen's in Vienna, Washington National Cathedral, Church of C...
CARTIER TIME ART: Mechanics of Passion
JACK FORSTER    Book Number: 83850
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £18.00
Product format: Hardback

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A showcase for the Cartier fine watchmaking collection, this gorgeous book features iconic pieces in which there is a perfect fusion of mechanics and design. The Astroregulateur leads the field, wi...
MONSTERS: A Bestiary of Devils, Demons
CHRISTOPHER DELL    Book Number: 83867
Published price: $19.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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Vampires, werewolves and other magical creatures populate this bizarre bestiary about mythical monsters and what they say about humankind. Why do we find one-eyed giants both in Japan and Ancient ...
MY GRANDFATHER'S GALLERY: A Family Memoir of Art and War
ANNE SINCLAIR    Book Number: 83868
Published price: $26
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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The avant-garde Galerie Rosenberg stood at the pinnacle of the Paris art world until the Nazis came to power with their brief to outlaw and eventually destroy all "degenerate" art. Jewish art deale...
YOUNG MICHELANGELO: A Biography
JOHN SPIKE    Book Number: 83878
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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Renowned for his sublime painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's talent showed at an early age. Initially taught by Ghirlandaio, to whom he was apprenticed at the age of 13, i...
BOOK OF THE DRAGON
CIRUELO CABRAL    Book Number: 84119
Published price: $17.95
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Majestic yet terrifying, beastly and the beautiful fire-breathers, the mysterious lives of dragons are brought into vivid detail. From the psychological characteristics of the creatures, to their c...
TALK ABOUT TRIBAL ART
BERENICE GEOFFROY-SCHNEITER    Book Number: 84143
Published price: £18.95
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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A troupe of African, American, Asian or Oceanic masks and ancestor effigies stare out at us, often sporting threatening snarls, bristling beards, lolling tongues and pointed canines. Are tribal so...
ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF CAMBODIA
HELEN IBBITSON JESSUP    Book Number: 84045
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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From the excellent Thames & Hudson World of Art series here is a spectacular introduction to the ancient kingdoms, palaces and temples of Cambodia. Legendary tales of kings and princes, wars, conq...
BAILEY EXPOSED
DAVID BAILEY    Book Number: 84047
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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A National Portrait Gallery publication with thick quality white glossy pages, many in black so that the portrait, polaroid or image beckons, be it Morecambe and Wise, the Kray Twins, Mary Quant, P...
CHRISTIAN ART
ROWENA LOVERANCE    Book Number: 84056
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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What makes a work of art Christian? Is Christianity in art in the eye of the artist or the viewer, and can its full meaning be understood by an individual or only within a Christian community? How ...
EROTICA 2 PORTFOLIO: The Nude In Contemporary Photography
ANDREJ KULAKOWSKI    Book Number: 84060
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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Mostly the female human form posed beautifully to create the most alluring shapes like an alabaster sculpture, this modern photography book is very beautifully designed, showcasing the contemporary...
PAINTING THE NUDE IN OILS
ADELE WAGSTAFF    Book Number: 84092
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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One of the most classical of genres, the painting of the nude human body has inspired generations of artists. Beginning with an historical perspective the author explores the earliest figurative ar...
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