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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RENDEZVOUS WITH ART
PHILIPPE DE MONTEBELLO    Book Number: 84099
Published price: £19.95
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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The former director of New York's Metropolitan Museum tours the world's major galleries in the company of a leading British art critic who has had the distinction of sitting for Lucian Freud, and t...
RODIN: WORLD OF ART
BERNARD CHAMPIGNEULLE    Book Number: 84112
Published price: £8.95
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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The French author wrote over 30 books on the history of art, and this glamorous publication in the World of Art softback series features no less than 132 illustrations, 16 in colour, from Thames & ...
HEATH ROBINSON MASTERPIECES OF ART
SUSAN GRANGE    Book Number: 83796
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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The phrase "Heath Robinson contraption" is said to have been first used in the House of Commons before World War I, denoting a mechanical device "absurdly complicated in design and having a simple ...
MODERNIST HOME
TIM BENTON    Book Number: 83805
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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The author argues that modernism was a religion whose prophets William Morris and John Ruskin originated in the Victorian age. The Barcelona Pavilion of 1929 by Mies van der Rohe, with its chromium...
VISIONS OF CAMELOT: Great Illustrations of King Arthur
JEFF MENGES    Book Number: 83843
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Paperback

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King Arthur is our national symbol of courage and chivalry, though no-one knows whether he really existed. Each generation creates its own image of Arthur, and these 148 illustrations from 11 arti...
FRANCIS BACON
JOHN RUSSELL    Book Number: 83991
Bibliophile price: £1.63
Product format: Hardback

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A rare 1979 Oxford University Press second edition by the former art critic of the Sunday Times. With 175 plates, of which 37 are in colour, this dated-looking publication is a rare find and the m...
TITIAN
IAN KENNEDY    Book Number: 84167
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Paperback

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Immerse yourself in the rich shades and textures of Tiziano Vecellio (c. 1490-1576), commonly known as Titian, and the figurehead of 16th century Venetian painting. With his bold approach to form a...
BAYEUX TAPESTRY EMBROIDERERS' STORY
JAN MESSENT    Book Number: 84035
Published price: £15
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Paperback

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We have all heard of the intriguing tapestry kept at Bayeux, France, which was created by English embroiderers in the years following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It recounts the story of the backg...
STANLEY JONES AND THE CURWEN STUDIO
STANLEY JONES    Book Number: 84409
Published price: £45
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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One of the pioneers of artist/printmaker practice, Stanley Jones has played a major part in the revival and development of lithography in the UK. The list of artists he has worked with reads like ...
BLACK'S SKETCHBOOK OXFORD 1913
FRED RICHARDS    Book Number: 84418
Published price: £15
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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From the delightful series, here are 15 sketches of this iconic city as it was in 1913 and depicted in beautiful line art by Fred Richards RE. Here is Tom Tower Christchurch, the High from Magdale...
MANY FACES OF JONATHAN YEO
ART BOOKS    Book Number: 84422
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Skilled portrait painter Jonathan Yeo is essentially self-taught, and is refreshing because unlike so many modern-day artists his skill is such that his subject is immediately recognisable, whether...
BUDDHA: THE BRITISH MUSEUM
DELIA PEMBERTON    Book Number: 84336
Published price: $15.95
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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Buddhism views the world we perceive as an illusion. In accordance with the law of cause and effect, or karma (literally 'action') the soul is propelled into an endless series of reincarnations. ...
CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY: Standard Script for Beginners
QU LEI LEI    Book Number: 84339
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Produced in association with the British Museum, Bibliophile has found this rare 2004 outsize softback. The earliest Chinese script was on animal bones and tortoiseshells from around the 13th to t...
FERDINAND COLUMBUS RENAISSANCE COLLECTOR
MARK MCDONALD    Book Number: 84344
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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A big beautiful British Library and British Museum UK first edition 2005 paperback with 20 colour and 178 black and white woodcut illustrations, this beautiful book catalogues 110 of the most impor...
JAPANESE LEGACY: Four Generations of Yoshida Family Artists
LAURA ALLEN, KENDALL BROWN    Book Number: 84349
Published price: $50
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Paperback

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A 2002 rare first edition exhibition catalogue which Bibliophile has specially imported and which was printed by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. In 1953, the Japan Society of New York sponsored...
PICASSO AND MODERN BRITISH ART
JAMES BEECHY & CHRIS STEPHENS    Book Number: 84354
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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A big beautiful 2012 first edition exhibition catalogue published by Tate Britain. The front cover shows Pablo Picasso's Nude Woman in a Red Armchair from 1932 to grace the cover of this huge, hea...
QUEEN ANNE: Patroness of Arts
JAMES ANDERSON WINN    Book Number: 84356
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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An Oxford University Press big heavyweight magisterial and highly original view of art, music and literature in the time of Queen Anne. Such figures as Purcell, Handel, Wren, Vanbrugh, Pope, Swift...
RAYMOND MASON
MICHAEL EDWARDS    Book Number: 84359
Published price: £42
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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A friend of Giacometti, Balthus and Bacon, born in 1922, Raymond Mason established an international reputation chiefly through a number of monumental works in Paris, Montreal, New York, Washington ...
GREAT WORKSHOP: Pathways of Art in Europe
RECHT, PERIER-D'IETEREN    Book Number: 84448
Published price: £60.95
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Europe between the fifth and eighteenth centuries was one massive artistic workshop, and this book explores 14 ways in which the European melting pot created paradigmatic masterpieces for future ge...
ART OF JAPAN: Set of Two
Unknown    Book Number: 84497
Bibliophile price: £15.00
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Set comprises Japanese Legacy: Four Generations of Yoshida Family Artists (softback, 222pp) and Japanese Prints During The Allied Occupation 1945-1952 (hardback, 128pp). Buy both and make further ...
ART UNDER ATTACK: Histories of British Iconoclasm
EDITED BY TABITHA BARBER    Book Number: 84194
Published price: $39.95
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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Iconoclasm, the destruction of paintings and sculpture, happens when people hate the subject of the artwork and also when people believe that images should not be made in the first place, as has ha...
ART VISIONARIES
MARK GETLEIN & ANNABEL HOWARD    Book Number: 84195
Bibliophile price: £5.50
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At the beginning of the 19th century in Europe painting and sculpture tended to be classed, together with music, poetry and architecture, as "fine art", but as the century wore on the adjective was...
A CELEBRATION OF BEATRIX POTTER: Art and Letters
BEATRIX POTTER    Book Number: 84201
Published price: $25
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Hardback

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Ingrained into our psyche since infancy, the delicate, ethereal watercolours of Beatrix Potter are very special. This celebration of her art and letters contains many examples of her work, with ext...
MANUAL OF HISTORIC ORNAMENT
RICHARD GLAZIER    Book Number: 84218
Published price: £13.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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Originally published in 1899, this compendium of over 700 of the author's own drawings is a delight for the eye, particularly if you are a designer or a student of artistic styles. The early chapte...
NELL BLAINE: Her Art and Life
SAWIN MARTICA    Book Number: 84221
Published price: $50
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Born in Richmond, Virginia, USA, Nell Blaine (1922-1996) was severely short-sighted, and at the age of two needed to be fitted with glasses. By the age of five she had already decided she wanted t...
VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN FURNITURE AND INTERIORS
JEREMY COOPER    Book Number: 84233
Published price: $34.95
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Paperback

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The furniture designs of the greats of the period such as William Morris and Charles Rennie Mackintosh are even more popular today than they were in their creators' lifetimes. Figures such as Willi...
VISUAL ARTS: A History Revised 7th Edition
HUGH HONOUR & JOHN FLEMING    Book Number: 84235
Published price: $75
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Hardback

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An extraordinary heavyweight, oft-reprinted classic from 1984, we have the 2009 most up-to-date edition which bears a golden sticker saying that it has sold 'MORE THAN ONE MILLION COPIES'. Coverin...
PAINTING WITH BOTH HANDS: SOPHIE WALBEOFFE
SOPHIE WALBEOFFE    Book Number: 84515
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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With an Introduction by Edward Lucie-Smith. The advice to "paint with both hands" came from Sophie Walbeoffe's mentor Cecil Collins, her tutor at Central school in the mid-80s, who also taught the...
ROBIN DARWIN: Visionary Educator and Painter
HENRIETTA GOODDEN    Book Number: 84522
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Sir Robin Darwin (1910-1974) was a great visionary of the 20th century, and descendant of both Charles Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood. Born in 1910 into a family with many artistic connections, it was...
CIVILISATION
KENNETH CLARK    Book Number: 84541
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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The classic work first published in 1969 by the BBC here in paperback 2017 reissue we are thrilled to have first time discounted on Bibliophile. Kenneth Clark (1903-83) was Director of the Nationa...
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