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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OLD ENGLAND SCOTLAND AND WALES
JÜRGEN SORGES    Book Number: 83928
Bibliophile price: £15.00
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: £4.00
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: £5.50
Product format: Paperback

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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: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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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: £20.00
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
Product format: Paperback

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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: £6.50
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: £4.00
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: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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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: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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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: £24.00
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...
LEONARDO: 30 Greetings Cards and Envelopes
SCALA GROUP    Book Number: 84077
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Presented in sturdy slipcase containing a flip-top box, 30 blank notecards of very good quality, all distinct designs by the master, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). Includes Head of a Bald Man, Vir...
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...
RENDEZVOUS WITH ART
PHILIPPE DE MONTEBELLO    Book Number: 84099
Published price: £19.95
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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: £6.00
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: £5.50
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...
MR. COLLIER'S LETTER RACKS: A Tale of Art and Illusion
DROR WAHRMAN    Book Number: 83992
Published price: $34.95
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Baroque artist Edward Collier specialised in trompe l'oeuil, pictures so realistic that they were designed to deceive the viewer into thinking they were looking at a three-dimensional object. ...
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: £7.50
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...
PATRICK PROCKTOR: Art and Life
IAN MASSEY    Book Number: 84406
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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The life of Patrick Procktor RA (1936-2003) is one of the least well documented of the artists who came to prominence in 60s London. A notable painter and printmaker, he was also a portraitist of g...
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: £9.00
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...
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