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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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: £9.00
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 ...
MARIA SIBYLLA MERIAN
DANIEL KIECOL    Book Number: 83173
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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A pioneering scientist and explorer as well as an artist, Maria Sibylla Merian's (1647-1717) drawings and prints continue to fascinate viewers with their highly detailed and vibrantly coloured depi...
BLACK'S SKETCHBOOK OXFORD 1913
FRED RICHARDS    Book Number: 84418
Published price: £15
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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: £10.00
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...
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: £4.50
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...
THREE-DIMENSIONAL TEXTILES: With Coils, Loops
RUTH LEE    Book Number: 84495
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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An innovative look at creative textile art formed by twisting, coiling and knotting various tactile materials. Corded paper string twined with electrical cable can create basket shapes or even an o...
BUDDHA: THE BRITISH MUSEUM
DELIA PEMBERTON    Book Number: 84336
Published price: $15.95
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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: £7.00
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: £8.00
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: £16.00
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...
RAINFOREST
LEWIS BLACKWELL    Book Number: 84358
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £14.00
Product format: Hardback

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A big, beautiful Abrams photographic book by the one-time Head of Getty Institute, now famous in environmental conservation. This is a spectacular exploration of the world's rainforests, in stunni...
RAYMOND MASON
MICHAEL EDWARDS    Book Number: 84359
Published price: £42
Bibliophile price: £11.00
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 ...
VANISHING VELAZQUEZ: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession
LAURA CUMMINGS    Book Number: 84364
Published price: $28
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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: £11.00
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: £22.50
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...
EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON: KAY NIELSEN
EDITED BY NOEL DANIEL    Book Number: 84161
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Paperback

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Step into a world of star-crossed lovers, magical winds, mischievous giants, and trolls, through some of the most exquisite illustrations in publishing history. In this gorgeous abridged edition, ...
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: £8.00
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: £17.50
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: £6.00
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: £3.00
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: £12.50
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...
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