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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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: £32.50
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: £7.00
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: £6.50
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...
GRAVEN IMAGES: The Art of the Woodcut
JON CRABB    Book Number: 84594
Bibliophile price: £12.99
Product format: Hardback

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Medieval woodcuts collectively give comment on the fervour, horror and obsessions of the Dark Ages and beyond and perceive the world through very different eyes from our own. This book is a real t...
MAGIC IN MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS
SOPHIE PAGE    Book Number: 84598
Bibliophile price: £12.99
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: £25.00
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...
GUSTAV KLIMT DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS
TOBIAS G. NATTER    Book Number: 84174
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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A century after his death, Viennese artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) still startles with his unabashed eroticism, dazzling surfaces, and artistic experimentation. In this neat, dependable Taschen m...
ARCHIBALD THORBURN: Artist and Illustrator
DAVID WATERS    Book Number: 84648
Published price: £150
Bibliophile price: £65.00
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: £65.00
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: £9.00
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: £10.00
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: £7.00
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: £5.00
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...
FRENCH POSTERS
ISABELLA ALSTON & K. DIXON    Book Number: 76367
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Art Nouveau and Art Deco posters created at the turn of the 20th century advertised everything from soap to chocolate, bicycles to cars, coffee to cordials, department stores to nightclubs, lux...
JAPANESE WOODBLOCKS: Masterpieces of Art
MICHAEL ROBINSON    Book Number: 79424
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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A beautiful book full of the iconic characteristic woodblock prints so distinctive of Japanese art. 'Woodblock printing in Japan, known as moku hanga, is most effectively demonstrated in the ukiyo-...
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: £7.00
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...
JOSEPH WRIGHT OF DERBY: Bath and Beyond
AMINA WRIGHT    Book Number: 84252
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Paperback

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Derby portrait painter Joseph Wright (1734-1797) moved to Bath in 1775 after hearing that Thomas Gainsborough had vacated the city the year before, reasoning there was now a good opening for a port...
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: £8.50
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...
BERLIN IN THE 1920s
RAINER METZGER    Book Number: 81861
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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It was the decade of daring Expressionist canvases, of brilliant book design, of the Bauhaus total work of art, of pioneering psychology, of drag balls, cabaret, Metropolis, and Marlene Dietrich's ...
ON THE ESTATE: Memoirs of a Russian Lady
MARIAMNA DAVYDOFF    Book Number: 83078
Published price: $22.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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...
EDWARD LEAR: THE PARROTS: The Complete Plates
FRANCESCO SOLINAS    Book Number: 84169
Bibliophile price: £30.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Black-Tailed parakeet with its beautiful yellow, red and green plumage or New Holland parakeets with crests and rouged cheeks, the rainbow coloured Stanley parakeet, almost iridescent and captu...
BAYEUX TAPESTRY
DAVID M. WILSON    Book Number: 84655
Published price: $50
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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A remarkable publishing achievement, Thames & Hudson, art publishers known for their quality of design and production, have produced a 10½" x 13½" luxury volume in which the complete Bayeux Tapestr...
BERENICE ABBOTT: Thames & Hudson Photofile
HANK O'NEAL    Book Number: 84656
Published price: $15.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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...
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