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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MASTERS OF ITALIAN ART: Caravaggio
EBERHARD KONIG    Book Number: 84846
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, born around 1571 (no documentary records exist), probably in Milan, was apprenticed in 1584 for four years to Simone Peterzano, who called himself a 'pupil of Tit...
CHINESE ART BOOK
INTRO BY COLIN MCKENZIE    Book Number: 84847
Published price: £39.95
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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The unprecedented and often provocative juxtapositions of the 300 works represented here echo the complexity, diversity, richness and modernity of Chinese art. For more than four millennia, dynast...
JACKSON POLLOCK'S MURAL: Energy Made Visible
DAVID ANFAM    Book Number: 84873
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Created early in his career in 1943, Jackson Pollock's Mural is a vast panorama spanning a six metre long canvas - the largest painting he ever made. It marked a watershed and a presentiment of th...
LONDON HIDDEN INTERIORS
PHILIP DAVIES    Book Number: 84881
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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On the first attack of the Blitz alone, one in six buildings was damaged or destroyed London-wide, and in the City one in three was levelled. Despite national austerity, bold decisions were taken t...
MAKING SENSE OF BUDDHIST ART AND ARCHITECTURE
PATRICIA EICHENBAUM KARETZKY    Book Number: 84885
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Paperback

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Explains the author, 'To understand Buddhism it is important to know that it is not a monolith of beliefs, and that in the 2,500 years since the birth of the Buddha it has undergone continuous chan...
VIENNA 1900 WIEN
JANINA NENTWIG    Book Number: 84908
Bibliophile price: £18.00
Product format: Hardback

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The capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in 1900 Vienna consisted of some 15 nations and drew in many artists and intellectuals in a creative melting pot. In rapid succession Historicism, Art N...
HELMUT NEWTON: SUMO
HELMUT NEWTON    Book Number: 62890
Bibliophile price: £90.00
Product format: Hardback

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Helmut Newton (1920-2004) was one of the most influential photographers of all time. Controversial scenarios, bold lighting, b/w nude women were his signature. With the physically commanding 'Sumo...
KLIMT
GILLES NÉRET    Book Number: 84770
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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The unfading popularity of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) attests not only to the particular appeal of his luxuriant painting but also to the universal themes with which he worked: love, feminine beauty,...
SCHIELE
REINHARD STEINER    Book Number: 84782
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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With his graphic style, figural distortion, and defiance of conventional standards of beauty, Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was a pioneer of Austrian Expressionism and one of the most startling portrait...
KENNETH CLARK: Life, Art and Civilisation
JAMES STOURTON    Book Number: 85102
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Chosen as 2016 Book of the Year by the Sunday Times, Spectator, Economist and New York Times and here in 2017 paperback edition, James Stourton's masterful survey of the extraordinary and extraordi...
FIRST IMPRESSIONS
LISA HOOPER    Book Number: 84530
Published price: £38
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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A rare art book stocked by arrangement directly with Langford Press Publishers, this is a 2014 first edition. Lisa Hooper specialises in birds and here they are beautifully drawn, a huge range fro...
DREAMLAND: Book and Ten Limited Edition Art Prints
BORIS VALLEJO AND JULIE BELL    Book Number: 85151
Published price: $35
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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Two of the world's top fantasy artists have for more than 40 years as husband and wife lived and worked together and separately produced outstanding work. Boris Vallejo is best known as the visual...
WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES: The Shape of Films to Come
JAMES CURTIS    Book Number: 85157
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Orson Welles said that the consummate designer of film architecture on a grand scale William Cameron Menzies was a man 'impossible to over-praise'. Influenced by German expressionism and the work ...
DE LEMPICKA
GILLES NÉRET    Book Number: 81168
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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Tamara de Lempicka (1896-1980) lived art in the fast lane. With an appetite for glamour and fame as much as Left Bank bohemianism, she fled her native Russia after the Bolshevik revolution and set...
LUCKY TO BE AN ARTIST
UNITY SPENCER    Book Number: 84511
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Unity Spencer, daughter of the great Stanley Spencer, is herself a significant artist, and in this compelling memoir she tells the story of her life with reproductions of family photos, letters, sk...
CASTIGLIONE: Lost Genius
TIMOTHY STANDRING & M. CLAYTON    Book Number: 84995
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Lesser known than contemporaries Caravaggio and van Dyck, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-1664) is considered one of the most overlooked masters of the Baroque period. Stylishly wrapped in a t...
RODOLPHE BRESDIN: An Incorrigible Bohemian
TREVOR DANCE    Book Number: 85006
Published price: £29.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Glamorous hardbound first edition with dozens of full page artworks and plates of etchings, pen and ink drawings, a detail from The Town of Fantasy, lithographs on vellum, this book is the first mo...
ROYAL PORTRAIT: Image and Impact
JENNIFER SCOTT    Book Number: 85007
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Produced by Royal Collections Publications, and with 180 colour images, one of the most powerful is the Annie Leibovitz photograph of Her Majesty the Queen in 2007 in full regalia. The last double...
ART OF DISCIPLINE VOLUME 1:
AKS BOOKS    Book Number: 85133
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Hardback

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Memories of gently erotic chastisement by half-clad nannies mingle with the sterner beatings inflicted by fathers, headmasters and uniformed authority-figures of both sexes in this amazing collecti...
ART OF DISCIPLINE VOLUME 2:
AKS BOOKS    Book Number: 85134
Bibliophile price: £14.00
Product format: Hardback

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ART OF DISCIPLINE VOLUME 2:
MAKE IT BY HAND: ONE SHEET SCULPTURE: The Great Outdoors
SHOBHNA PATEL    Book Number: 83772
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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As you move through the book, each project will allow you to build up your skills from simple press out pieces to intricate paper cutting. We have often been mesmerised by beautiful pop-up and sil...
PEACOCK & VINE: On William Morris and Mariano Fortuny
A. S. BYATT    Book Number: 84980
Published price: $26.95
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Booker Prize-winning writer presents a ravishing book with 48 full colour photographs of the lives, designs and passions of two remarkable artists. Born a generation apart in the mid 1800s, Ma...
WILD IN EUROPE: Art by Renso Tamse
FOREWORD BY ALAN LEE    Book Number: 84830
Published price: £38
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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Beautifully summarised by our friend Alan Lee in his foreword, 'Today we have more means of accessing images of wildlife. We can view them in real time or through high-definition photography but se...
JAPANESE PRINTS DURING THE ALLIED OCCUPATION 1945-1952
LAWRENCE SMITH    Book Number: 84350
Published price: $55
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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Following World War Two, much of urban Japan lay in ruins, the land occupied by foreign powers for the first time in the country's history. To many it seemed everything was lost, yet it had an abi...
BIRTH OF A REPUBLIC
HANCHAO LU    Book Number: 85018
Published price: £32
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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During the Chinese Revolution of 1911, photographs of the upheaval were rare, but an American photographer, Francis Stafford (1884-1938), was working for Commercial Press in Shanghai, and consequen...
BRUCE OF LOS ANGELES: American Photography of the Male Nude
BRUCE OF LOS ANGELES    Book Number: 85019
Published price: $49.95
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Paperback

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All the male nudes captured by Bruce's camera are revelling joyfully in their own bodies and nudity. Starting with a profile shot of a quiffed bodybuilder in a loincloth, wasp-waisted and with oil...
HISTORY OF THE CHURCH THROUGH 100 MASTERPIECES
J. DUQUESNE & F. LEBRETT    Book Number: 85030
Published price: £28
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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The carefully chosen works of art depict major events in the history of the Christian church. Each painting is shown on the right-hand-side of the page, whilst on the left is an in-depth descriptio...
LANDSCAPES AND DESIRE:
CATHERINE TUCK    Book Number: 85033
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Britain's landscapes are full of sex, whether the viewer focuses on the naturally rounded formations of the Paps of Jura or the carefully constructed circles and uprights of Neolithic monuments suc...
RED MAN'S BONES: George Catlin, Artist and Showman
BENITA EISLER    Book Number: 85042
Published price: £22.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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George Catlin (1796-1872) has been described as 'the first artist of the West' as no white man before him lived among and painted the Native American tribes of the Northern Plains. An unsuccessful ...
SO BRAVELY & SO WELL: The Life and Art of William T. Trego
JOSEPH P. ECKHART    Book Number: 85047
Published price: $39.95
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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William Brooke Thomas Trego was born on 15 September 1858, the fifth of six children born to prolific and much-sought-after artist Jonathan Trego and his wife Emily. At the age of 18 months however...
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