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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BULLFIGHT: The Pas de Deux
RICARDO SANCHEZ    Book Number: 84490
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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The dance between bull and matador is an ancient and dramatic one traditionally celebrating the bravery of the hunter, predator and prey, culture and nature. Ricardo Sanchez uses tradition, cultur...
HANS MEMLING
SANDRA FORTY    Book Number: 84492
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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One of the greatest artists working in Northern Europe in the late Medieval period, Hans Memling made his home and his name in the city of Bruges, Belgium, where he lived and worked for almost 30 y...
BUDDHA: THE BRITISH MUSEUM
DELIA PEMBERTON    Book Number: 84336
Published price: $15.95
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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. ...
CAMERA AS HISTORIAN
ELIZABETH EDWARDS    Book Number: 84337
Published price: £22.99
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'Amateur Photographers and Historical Imagination, 1885-1918', the author worked with an archive of nearly 55,000 photographs taken by 1,000 photographers, mostly unknown until now, to p...
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: £6.50
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: £6.50
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: £9.50
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 ...
VANISHING VELAZQUEZ: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession
LAURA CUMMINGS    Book Number: 84364
Published price: $28
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Written by the art critic of The Observer, here is a brilliant reconstruction of an art controversy and an homage to the art of Velázquez. This incredible story, part art history and part mystery,...
GREAT WORKSHOP: Pathways of Art in Europe
RECHT, PERIER-D'IETEREN    Book Number: 84448
Published price: £60.95
Bibliophile price: £10.00
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...
PHEASANTS, PARTRIDGES AND GROUSE: Including Buttonquails
STEVE MADGE & PHIL MCGOWAN    Book Number: 84379
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £21.00
Product format: Hardback

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This important guide is the first one-volume comprehensive review of all the world's pheasants, partridges, quails, grouse and other related birds, and includes over 250 species. Each entry is high...
ART OF JAPAN: Set of Two
Unknown    Book Number: 84497
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Unknown

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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: £6.50
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: £15.00
Product format: Paperback

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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: £5.00
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...
GEORGIA O'KEEFFE
EDITED BY TANYA BARSON    Book Number: 84208
Published price: $55
Bibliophile price: £22.00
Product format: Hardback

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Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) was one of the founding figures of American modernism and a pioneering woman in world art. Widely acclaimed for her abstracts, flowers and Southwest USA landscapes, thi...
MANUAL OF HISTORIC ORNAMENT
RICHARD GLAZIER    Book Number: 84218
Published price: £13.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
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: £11.50
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: £15.00
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...
VINCENT VAN GOGH: The Lost Arles Sketchbook
BOGOMILA WELSH-OVCHAROV    Book Number: 84234
Published price: £55
Bibliophile price: £26.00
Product format: Hardback

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In his foreword, Ronald Pickvance writes "Writing in the catalogue devoted to Van Gogh's drawings that were published in 1990, the centenary of his death, I noticed with regret the absence of any s...
VISUAL ARTS: A History Revised 7th Edition
HUGH HONOUR & JOHN FLEMING    Book Number: 84235
Published price: $75
Bibliophile price: £26.00
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: £6.50
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: £5.00
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...
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: £11.00
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...
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