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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1990s BRITAIN IN PICTURES
EDITED BY PAUL RICHARDSON    Book Number: 81815
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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The 1990s were a time of political upheaval in Britain as the long-serving Conservative government finally lost to a Labour landslide in 1997. The same year saw an even greater outpouring of public...
2000s BRITAIN IN PICTURES
EDITED BY IAN PENBERTHY    Book Number: 81816
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The first decade of the 20th century saw global chaos with the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War and the 2008 financial crash. In Britain we see a photo of the wrecked bus in Tavistock Square on the day o...
PAINTED LADY: The Art of Tattooing the Female Body
DOMINIQUE HOLMES    Book Number: 81981
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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Art Nouveau has had a notable influence on tattooing in recent years, particularly on Western tattoo styles, patternwork and tribal imagery. Originally influenced by Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, the b...
BOUCHER & CHARDIN: Masters of Modern Manners
EDITED BY ANNE DULAU    Book Number: 81947
Published price: $50
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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Some 200 years ago William Hunter (1718-1783), founder of the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow, was one of a number of British art collectors to acquire works by his contemporary Jean-Siméon Chardin. A...
PAUL DELAROCHE 1797-1856
STEPHEN DUFFY    Book Number: 81948
Published price: $40
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The Wallace Collection's Curator specialising in 19th century paintings Stephen Duffy has enabled this area of Lord Hertford's collection to become better understood. Here he discusses in detail t...
LOOK OF LOVE: Romantic Illustrations Through the Ages
THE BRITISH LIBRARY    Book Number: 81963
Published price: £10
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Emily Dickinson: 'Morning without you is a dwindled dawn' opposite an illustration by Ronald Balfour from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, 1920. Book and magazine covers, paintings and cartoons to pu...
ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF ANCIENT GREECE
NIGEL RODGERS    Book Number: 82000
Published price: £9.99
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Greek monumental architecture begins with the royal tombs of the House of Atreus at Mycenae, and although the Greeks knew about arches and vaults they always chose to build their public monuments i...
ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE INCAS
DAVID JONES    Book Number: 82001
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Monumental architecture in the Andes began in the third millennium BC, much of it religious in character and also designed to reflect power and authority. As cities arose, a distinctive culture was...
AMERICAN FOLK ART
WILLIAM KETCHUM    Book Number: 82222
Published price: $16.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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Folk art thrived in America during the 18th and 19th centuries, though at the time the people didn't really regard it as 'art'. They weren't artists as such; unlike their British counterparts, as w...
PETER CORBIN: An Artist's Creel
PETER CORBIN    Book Number: 82374
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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We are especially thrilled to be able to offer this magnificent book, a first edition from 2005 showcasing the work of Peter Corbin, the celebrated US sporting artist. Corbin was born in New Jersey...
PETS IN PORTRAITS
ROBIN GIBSON    Book Number: 82375
Published price: £10
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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Every painting and photograph in this super collection of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery has one thing in common - it features a pet. Dogs, cats, a hawk, a canary, goldfish and even a...
VENEZIA: Churches, Museums, Palazzos
Unknown    Book Number: 82384
Published price: $8.95
Bibliophile price: £2.75
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Handy pocket sized folding map in glorious colour with the bright blue lakes surrounding the densely populated and popular tourist attraction, the city of Venice. With list of churches, opening ti...
DESIGN: The Groundbreaking Moments
NINA KOZEL    Book Number: 82396
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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'Design is omnipresent in our modern society' - whether it is the cup you drink your coffee from or the office chair that supports your posture. The B3 chair by Marcel Breuer, the Akari lamp, the ...
MR MAC AND ME
ESTHER FREUD    Book Number: 82412
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Thomas Maggs, the crippled son of the village publican, lives with his family on the Suffolk coast. His life is shaped by the seasons - fishing, farming and summer visitors. But he longs for adven...
HOLLYWOOD MOVIE STILLS
JOEL FINLER    Book Number: 81949
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A former actor himself, director Elia Kazan is shown in a superb series of black and white stills on set, reflecting his remarkable collaboration with such young actors as Marlon Brando on A Street...
COLLECTING ORIGINAL PRINTS: A Complete Guide
ROSEMARY SIMMONS    Book Number: 82476
Published price: £16.99
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This informative guide to collecting prints made from 1900 onwards explains what prints are, how they can be recognised and the various techniques that are used in the making. Artists have always b...
FRAMES AND FRAMING
TIMOTHY NEWBURY    Book Number: 82487
Published price: £7.95
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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Frames fulfil a variety of functions, from protection to decoration. They can indicate ownership or assert the importance of the paintings they enclose. When a painting retains its original frame...
GARDENS AND PARKS AT HAMPTON COURT PALACE
TODD LONGSTAFFE-GOWAN    Book Number: 82488
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Hampton Court Palace was a royal residence between the mid-16th and mid 18th centuries, and when Henry VIII received the palace from the ill-fated Cardinal Wolsey he embarked on a building programm...
WAYS OF LIFE: On Places, Painters and Poets
ANDREW MOTION    Book Number: 82527
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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From John Donne to Bob Dylan, Andrew Motion's literary journalism, with a few excursions into the visual arts, always establishes new perspectives on the work of the artists, together with a highly...
BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS
MARK HOLBORN    Book Number: 82539
Published price: $100
Bibliophile price: £22.50
Product format: Hardback

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Born into a prosperous family in Hampstead, Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was endowed with an artistic temperament and grew into a photographer and designer with a seemingly light-hearted approach to li...
COMPLETE DIGITAL ANIMATION COURSE
ANDY WYATT    Book Number: 82893
Published price: £14.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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An excellent Thames & Hudson publication, this foundation course in art and the practice of digital animation covers tips, trade secrets as well as career advice, whether you want to work for a sma...
FRENCH ART DECO
JARED GOSS    Book Number: 82908
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £16.00
Product format: Hardback

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Art Deco, the term conjures up jewels by Van Cleff & Arpels, glassware by Lalique, furniture by Ruhlmann, is best exemplified by the work shown at the exhibition that gave the style its name held i...
CREATION: Artists, Gods and Origins
PETER CONRAD    Book Number: 82576
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £5.50
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How did our world begin? The author explains that 'this book is a celebration of art that doubles as a critique of religion. It starts from the myths of origin that are the ancient foundations of c...
CASTLE WARD: The National Trust DVD
JOHN CASSY & BARBARA GIBBON    Book Number: 82775
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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Famed as an architectural curiosity of its time, built inside and out in two distinct styles, Classical and Gothic, Castle Ward in County Down is a must-visit attraction. If you cannot get there, ...
BATEMAN'S: The National Trust DVD
JOHN CASSY & BARBARA GIBBON    Book Number: 82857
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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The beautiful 17th century Jacobean house in East Sussex was Rudyard Kipling's family home from 1902 to 1936. The interior reflects the author's strong associations with the East and many of the o...
EPISODE TWO: CALKE ABBEY DVD
THE NATIONAL TRUST    Book Number: 82858
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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A Baroque mansion situated near Derby, Calke Abbey's construction began in 1701. Set in a stunning landscaped park, it has become famous as a graphic illustration of the English country house in d...
EPISODE ONE: HARDWICK HALL DVD
THE NATIONAL TRUST    Book Number: 82861
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Near Mansfield in Derbyshire, Hardwick Hall is a spectacular Tudor treasure house dominating the surrounding area, a statement of wealth and an authority of its builder, Bess of Hardwick, England's...
EPISODE THREE: THE VYNE DVD
THE NATIONAL TRUST    Book Number: 82864
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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The Vyne is a Tudor mansion house situated near Basingstoke in Hampshire, built in the early 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain. The house acquired a classical portico in ...
EPISODE FOUR: WADDESDON MANOR DVD
THE NATIONAL TRUST    Book Number: 82865
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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Built between 1874 and 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to entertain his guests and display his vast collection of art treasures, Waddesdon Manor is an extraordinary testimony to Victorian ta...
FRANCIS BACON
HUGH DAVIES & SALLY YARD    Book Number: 83144
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"Painting is the pattern of one's own nervous system being projected on canvas." Francis Bacon the artist has steadfastly focussed on figurative subject matter in order to 'unlock the valves of fe...
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