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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MAN RAY: Writings On Art
EDITED BY JENNIFER MUNDY    Book Number: 85746
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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A Tate Gallery publication in association with the Getty Research Institute, the consulting editors are Andrew Strauss and Edouard Sebline. Man Ray (1890-1976), a pioneer of the Dada movement and ...
ALEXANDRE: Fan Maker to the Courts of Europe
HELENE ALEXANDER    Book Number: 85784
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Hardback

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The celebrated fan maker Félix Alexandre (b.1823) was active in an age when the art of fan-making reached a glorious apogee. Brought together for the first time, here is an array of exquisite fans...
COOL: Presenting A Cooling Image
HELENE ALEXANDER & R. HARRIS    Book Number: 85785
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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From the luxurious medieval languor of Lady Ashburton, photographed as Tennyson's Enid and clothed 'in apparel like the day' for the Devonshire House Ball of 1897, to the understated elegance of Mi...
O'KEEFFE'S O'KEEFFES: The Artist's Collection
B. BUHLER LYNES & R. BOWMAN    Book Number: 85843
Published price: $45
Bibliophile price: £18.50
Product format: Hardback

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Georgia O'Keeffe's sensual flower studies took the art world by storm in the mid-20th century through the promotional genius of her husband Alfred Stieglitz, but there was another side to O'Keeffe,...
STENCILLED ORNAMENT AND ILLUSTRATION: Expanded Edition
WILLIAM ADDISON DWIGGINS    Book Number: 85846
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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This beautifully produced reissue of Abbe's 1979 limited edition of Dwiggins's pioneering work in stencil will delight everyone who appreciates intricate craftsmanship. Entitled "a demonstration" o...
BOHEMIAN LIVES: Three Extraordinary Women
AMY LICENCE    Book Number: 85871
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Ida Nettleship, Sophie Brzeska and Fernande Olivier were three early 20th century women who lived in the shadow of their artist partners, the painter Augustus John, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Pablo ...
BRILLIANT DISCOURSE: Pictures and Readers
EVELYN LINCOLN    Book Number: 85872
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Hardback

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The invention of the printing press led to an explosion of words in the 16th century, often lavishly fleshed out with illustration. This gorgeously produced and illustrated book examines the sourc...
TRAVELS WITH MY SKETCHBOOK
MICHAEL FOREMAN    Book Number: 85669
Published price: £17.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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The popular and very collectable book illustrator Michael Foreman is very well travelled and of course has taken his paper, pen and ink and watercolours with him everywhere since he was at art scho...
PICTURING PRINCE: An Intimate Portrait
STEVE PARK    Book Number: 85677
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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"I walked into the studio - it was dark, with just a few candles burning. He gestured for me to sit next to him and played me a song over the speakers. He had just recorded it. It was an intimate a...
JAPANESE ORNAMENT: Book and CD
CLARA SCHMIDT    Book Number: 85944
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Mostly in black and white but with some fine colour examples are the most beautiful Arabesques, lattice patterns, swastikas, stylised bamboos, friezes, Thomas W. Cutler's 'A Grammar of Japanese Orn...
MEDIEVAL ORNAMENT: Book and CD
CLARA SCHMIDT    Book Number: 85947
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Ornate scrollwork, engraved copper, French gold work, candlesticks in bronze, decorated reliquaries, beautiful enamelled earthenware tiles, painted ceilings, keystones, 14th and 15th century milita...
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, ...
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...
PIETER BRUEGEL: The Complete Works
JÜRGEN MÜLLER & T.S CHAUERTE    Book Number: 84180
Bibliophile price: £150.00
Product format: Hardback

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1526/30-1569) witnessed religious wars, the Duke of Alba's brutal rule as governor of the Netherlands, and the palpable effects of the Inquisition. To this day, the Fle...
ANIMAL GRAVES AND MEMORIALS
JAN TOMS    Book Number: 85799
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Guy the Gorilla from Regent's Park Zoo, Jacob the Dray horse near Tower Bridge, the Boy and the Tiger at Tobacco Docks in Wapping, the Cat Monument at Shugborough, and a weathered gravestone for Fr...
BALTHUS: Cats & Girls
SABINE REWALD    Book Number: 85800
Published price: $45
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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Balthus's lifelong curiosity with the ambiguities and dark side of childhood resulted in his best-known and most iconic works. In these pictures, Balthus (1908-2001) mingles intuition into his youn...
DOUGH PORTRAITS
SOREN DAHLGAARD    Book Number: 85813
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Imagine enough dough kneaded (!) for three or four loaves and while all gooey, dropping it on top of the head so that it stretches all the way down the face and over the chin of your portrait model...
EARLY CELTIC ART IN BRITAIN & IRELAND
RUTH AND VINCENT MEGAW    Book Number: 85815
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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This widely praised Shire publication, now extensively revised and enlarged, examines the predominantly warrior and aristocratic art of the Iron Age inhabitants of Britain and Ireland from the four...
JAPAN AWAKENS: Woodblock Prints of the Meiji Period
BARRY TILL    Book Number: 85822
Published price: $29.95
Bibliophile price: £11.50
Product format: Hardback

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During the brief Meiji period (1868-1912), Japan underwent an astonishing metamorphosis from backward feudal state to modern industrial and military juggernaut. The nation's policy of isolationism,...
SHIP: A History in Art and Photography
EDITED BY ANDREW LAMBERT    Book Number: 85832
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £16.50
Product format: Hardback

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A visually stunning art history featuring 360 of the most celebrated ships from history and fiction in one stylishly produced volume. Each has a dramatic story immortalised in an evocative artwork...
DREAMLANDS
MARK HARRISON & LISA TUTTLE    Book Number: 85997
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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The woman who haunts artist Mark Harrison's dreams is a symbol of fertility and a goddess of nature surrounded by flowers, vines and leafy plants, her hair growing in tendrils adorned with fruit, a...
HERETICS AND HEROES
THOMAS CAHILL    Book Number: 86010
Published price: $29.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World', this truly revolutionary book is an important volume in Cahill's acclaimed Hinges of History series. It covers the t...
HUGH THOMSON'S ILLUSTRATIONS
HUGH THOMSON    Book Number: 86012
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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The 1894 George Allen edition of Pride and Prejudice featured the charming, humorous line art together with handwritten captions relating to the famous story of Elizabeth Bennet, her marriageable s...
ART OF INDIA: Images of Nature
JUDITH MAGEE    Book Number: 85545
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Paperback

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India has one of the richest natural histories in the world, and the country's artistic heritage reflects its diversity of flora and fauna grouped here by Ethnographical and Topographical, Botanica...
ART OF THE FIRST FLEET: Images of Nature
LISA DI TOMMASO    Book Number: 85546
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Paperback

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On 26th January 1788 nearly 1,500 people on 11 sailing ships came ashore at Port Jackson after a gruelling eight month journey from England. This collection of vessels later became known as the Fi...
BAUER BROTHERS: Images of Nature
PAUL MARTYN COOPER    Book Number: 85548
Published price: £13
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Paperback

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Contemporaries of Redouté who emphasised the elegance of flowers above scientific accuracy, Franz Bauer and his brother Ferdinand proved that nature is evident, and art concealed in their exquisite...
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: Portfolio 23
EDIT BY ROSAMUND KIDMAN COX    Book Number: 85566
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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These 100 stunning wildlife studies are selected from the annual competition entries by 43,000 photographers from 96 different countries. The introduction by Jim Brandenburg, chair of the judges i...
LAURENT BENAIM
EDITED BY DIAN HANSON    Book Number: 86054
Bibliophile price: £40.00
Product format: Hardback

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"I've always been fascinated by sex, the diversity of practices, the will and perseverance of people to realize their fantasies," says Paris photographer Laurent Benaïm. "These moments of pleasure ...
ILLUSTRATORS: WAR IS HELL! British War Comics Special
STUDIO DAMI & ITALIAN ARTISTS    Book Number: 85732
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Paperback

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A 'British War Comics Special', here is a trove of treasure and some of the most exciting art ever conceived for UK comics, in particular hundreds of covers for pocket-sized war comics that were pa...
BRITAIN YESTERDAY & TODAY
J. ANDERSON & E. SWINGLEHURST    Book Number: 86050
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Brilliant in concept and entertaining in execution, this fascinating book juxtaposes vintage and modern photos showing diverse aspects of British life, revealing in pictures what thousands of words...
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