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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WOODTURNING: Forms and Materials
JOHN HUNNEX    Book Number: 84591
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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Each beautiful wooden object is photographed in colour in the centre of these white glossy pages with dimensions, influences of Chinese art etc, objective and desired textures in what is effectivel...
MAGIC IN MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS
SOPHIE PAGE    Book Number: 84598
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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The author teaches late Medieval History at University College London and works on medieval magic and astrology especially in the relation to religion, cosmology and natural philosophy. Published ...
PAPER ZOO: 500 Years of Animals In Art
CHARLOTTE SLEIGH    Book Number: 84599
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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Among the Exotic birds are the ostrich, a watercolour by Sita Ram from an album of 27 drawings of 1820, a black-breasted plovercrest 1836 and a mango humming bird by William Swainson of 1834. From...
MASSIMO LISTRI: The World's Most Beautiful Libraries
PHOTOS BY MASSIMO LISTRI    Book Number: 84177
Bibliophile price: £150.00
Product format: Hardback

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A dizzyingly luxurious volume to treasure. From the mighty halls of ancient Alexandria to the coffered ceilings of the Morgan Library in New York, human beings have had a long, enraptured relation...
ARCHIBALD THORBURN: Artist and Illustrator
DAVID WATERS    Book Number: 84648
Published price: £150
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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SIGNED and numbered first edition, with watermarked and gilded marbled paper on a leather binding and matching clothbound sturdy slipcase (in either dark green or red - no choice available), the bo...
PRIDE OF PLACE: The Art of Carl Brenders: Slipcased
CARL BRENDERS    Book Number: 84649
Published price: £150
Bibliophile price: £30.00
Product format: Hardback

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"Please leave us the wilderness for many more generations to enjoy. This planet could be a paradise. That's what wildlife artists want to show you." And Carl Brenders certainly does. You would b...
AUCTIONEER: ADVENTURES IN THE ART TRADE
SIMON DE PURY & W. STADIEM    Book Number: 84437
Published price: $25.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Hardback

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Flamboyant television auctioneer Simon de Pury, nicknamed "the man with the golden gavel", tells his own diamond-encrusted story. Realising he will never make a creative artist himself, he finds em...
HOKUSAI
RHIANNON PAGET    Book Number: 84176
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Paperback

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Meet the artist whose majestic breaking wave sent ripples across the world. Hokusai (1760-1849) is not only one of the giants of Japanese art and a legend of the Edo period, but also a founding fat...
THE OTHER HOGARTH: Aesthetics of Difference
BERNADETTE FORT    Book Number: 67467
Published price: £34.95
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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William Hogarth (1697-1764), famous for his satirical cartoons representing 18th century London high and low life, took as one of his central themes the representation of otherness and difference, ...
PUBLIC SCULPTURE OF GLASGOW
RAY MCKENZIE    Book Number: 68071
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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This volume contains important sculptures by most of the greatest British masters as well as some continental sculptors: John Flaxman, John Gibson, Carlo Marochetti and many others. The author has...
ALBRECHT DURER: Masters of German Art
ANJA EICHLER    Book Number: 84240
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Born in Nuremberg, in May 1471, Albrecht Dürer was one of 19 children, but only four survived. Both of his grandfathers, as well as his father, were goldsmiths and as soon as 'he had learned to wri...
ART AND ARCHITECTURE: BERLIN
E. ABENSTEIN & J. FIEDLER    Book Number: 84243
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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The Helmut Newton Foundation and Collection of Photography, the plazas, boulevards, bridges, government quarter, culture forums like the German Historical, the Neueus and Altes Museums, the Musical...
MONASTERIES AND MONASTIC ORDERS
KRISTINA KRÜGER    Book Number: 84254
Bibliophile price: £17.50
Product format: Hardback

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The cultural achievements of the monasteries encompass ancient artistic techniques such as illumination, ivory carving and the work of the goldsmith. Musical developments included the Gregorian ch...
NUDE IN PHOTOGRAPHY
PAUL MARTINEAU    Book Number: 84255
Published price: £18.95
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Slim and perfectly formed, this elegant volume showcases 78 nudes, from Robert Mapplethorpe's unpretentious close-up of an erect penis to Man Ray's consciously arty conflation of a woman and a viol...
ON THE ESTATE: Memoirs of a Russian Lady
MARIAMNA DAVYDOFF    Book Number: 83078
Published price: $22.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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In 1983 Olga Davydoff Dax was travelling in the US and decided to pay a visit to a cousin in Long Island. Her mother was Mariamna Davydoff who, on her death in 1961, left her three albums of waterc...
BERENICE ABBOTT: Thames & Hudson Photofile
HANK O'NEAL    Book Number: 84656
Published price: $15.95
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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A very collectable critical introduction and showcase of the distinguished photographer in an attractive and accessible format. Born in Ohio in 1898, Berenice Abbott moved to Paris in 1921 where h...
BRASSAI: Thames & Hudson Photofile
ROGER GRENIER    Book Number: 84658
Published price: $15.95
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Paperback

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An exclusive photographic book with some 60 full page reproductions. No photographer is more closely associated with a city than Brassai (1899-1984) is with Paris. From the moment he moved there ...
EGON SCHIELE: World of Art
FRANK WHITFORD    Book Number: 84661
Published price: $19.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Royal Academy of Arts exhibition begins 4th Nov 2018 - 3rd Feb 2019. Here's your chance to gen up first! Egon Schiele was born in 1890 at the railway station where his father worked, in Tulln...
FIT MEN WANTED: Original Posters from the Home Front
THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS    Book Number: 84664
Published price: $29.99
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Paperback

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During both World Wars, posters appeared through Britain on an unprecedented scale, driving home urgent and helpful messages to, often bewildered, citizens. These posters came from the government, ...
SHADOWS: The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art
E. H. GOMBRICH    Book Number: 84675
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Art historian Ernst Gombrich had the ability to explain and enlighten in a readable, enjoyable way, and his book Story of Art has been an essential read for art students for several decades. He tau...
TURQUERIE: An 18th Century European Fantasy
HAYDN WILLIAMS    Book Number: 84678
Published price: $65
Bibliophile price: £8.75
Product format: Hardback

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A fantasy publication, this Thames & Hudson publication has 291 glorious colour illustrations and measures 10" x 12". It is the first book to identify the key elements of what in our own time has ...
THE WEIMAR YEARS: A Culture Cut Short
JOHN WILLETT    Book Number: 84680
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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The graphic design of this book is a photomontage with accompanying text to this exhilarating, maddening and finally, terrible age. The Weimar Republic established a distinctive new culture that s...
ART OF IAN MILLER
IAN MILLER & TOM WHYTE    Book Number: 84683
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Paperback

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Bibliophile has had a bestseller with another title in this series The Art of John Howe and here we enter another enchanting world of flying fish, walking trees, floating cities and mechanical warr...
TROUBLED WATERS: Trailing the Albatross An Artist's Journey
BRUCE PEARSON    Book Number: 84533
Published price: £38
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Hardback

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Living and working amongst Albatross 35 years ago on a remote island in the Southern Ocean, Bruce Pearson in 2010 returned to see what had happened to some of the birds he had known so well. An aw...
GREAT WAR AT SEA: The Opening Salvos
BOB CARRUTHERS    Book Number: 84807
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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A remarkable gallery of artworks, presented on big glossy white pages, all in original line art, charcoal and pencil drawings, the books showcases the work of contemporary combat artists and illust...
LOOKING AT BIRDS: An Antidote to Field Guides
JOHN BUSBY    Book Number: 84813
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Living birds present a far more fascinating range of shape and posture, colour and shading. Often their anatomy is hidden by leaves, their plumage colours are changed by light or their feet are ou...
RURAL PORTRAITS: Scottish Native Farm Animals
POLLY PULLAR    Book Number: 84821
Published price: £28
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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Aberdeen-angus bulls, black face ewes, farmer Jim Aitken with his Clydesdales horses pulling his plough, and Dodd Orcheston the stick maker are among the lovely colour illustrations by Keith Brocki...
TRUE TO FORM
DAVID BENNETT    Book Number: 84826
Published price: £38
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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'Experiencing wildlife in its element provides me with an insight which further drives my inquisitiveness and stimulates my need to paint.' David Bennett's work has earned him many prestigious awa...
HELMUT NEWTON WORK
FRANÇOISE MARQUET    Book Number: 84767
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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Helmut Newton (1920-2004) is remembered as one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, channeling sensuality and eroticism into his work. Controversial scenarios, bold lighting,...
ANTOINE WATTEAU: Masters of French Art
HELMUT BORSCH-SUPAN    Book Number: 84838
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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The 17th century was an age of great painters - of Rubens, van Dyck, Velázquez, Poussin, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. In 1684, Antoine Watteau was born in Valenciennes, the son of a roofer who was a vi...
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