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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BRASSAI: Thames & Hudson Photofile
ROGER GRENIER    Book Number: 84658
Published price: $15.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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An exclusive photographic book with some 60 full page reproductions. No photographer is more closely associated with a city than Brassai (1899-1984) is with Paris. From the moment he moved there ...
EGON SCHIELE: World of Art
FRANK WHITFORD    Book Number: 84661
Published price: $19.95
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Royal Academy of Arts exhibition begins 4th Nov 2018 - 3rd Feb 2019. Here's your chance to gen up first! Egon Schiele was born in 1890 at the railway station where his father worked, in Tulln...
FIT MEN WANTED: Original Posters from the Home Front
THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS    Book Number: 84664
Published price: $29.99
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Paperback

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During both World Wars, posters appeared through Britain on an unprecedented scale, driving home urgent and helpful messages to, often bewildered, citizens. These posters came from the government, ...
LEE MILLER'S WAR: Beyond D-Day
EDITED BY ANTONY PENROSE    Book Number: 84667
Published price: $24.95
Bibliophile price: £14.00
Product format: Paperback

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The work of Vogue photographer Lee Miller (1907-77) has long been regarded as up there with the greatest, but it probably reached its zenith in the period 1944-45 when, as a US War Correspondent, s...
SHADOWS: The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art
E. H. GOMBRICH    Book Number: 84675
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Art historian Ernst Gombrich had the ability to explain and enlighten in a readable, enjoyable way, and his book Story of Art has been an essential read for art students for several decades. He tau...
TURQUERIE: An 18th Century European Fantasy
HAYDN WILLIAMS    Book Number: 84678
Published price: $65
Bibliophile price: £28.00
Product format: Hardback

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A fantasy publication, this Thames & Hudson publication has 291 glorious colour illustrations and measures 10" x 12". It is the first book to identify the key elements of what in our own time has ...
THE WEIMAR YEARS: A Culture Cut Short
JOHN WILLETT    Book Number: 84680
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Paperback

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The graphic design of this book is a photomontage with accompanying text to this exhilarating, maddening and finally, terrible age. The Weimar Republic established a distinctive new culture that s...
ART OF IAN MILLER
IAN MILLER & TOM WHYTE    Book Number: 84683
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £14.00
Product format: Paperback

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Bibliophile has had a bestseller with another title in this series The Art of John Howe and here we enter another enchanting world of flying fish, walking trees, floating cities and mechanical warr...
BRITISH POSTERS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
RICHARD SLOCOMBE    Book Number: 84688
Published price: $20
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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Produced with the Imperial War Museum in full colour with an introduction and explanatory text by Senior Art Curator Richard Slocombe, the book explores the British Government's use of propaganda t...
IN SEARCH OF HARRIERS
DONALD WATSON    Book Number: 84531
Published price: £38
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Hardback

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Why paint Hen Harriers? Because they are beautiful, wonderfully graceful and a joy to watch in flight. The Harriers in which the adult male is largely a light grey bird - Hen, Montagu's and Palli...
TROUBLED WATERS: Trailing the Albatross An Artist's Journey
BRUCE PEARSON    Book Number: 84533
Published price: £38
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Hardback

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Living and working amongst Albatross 35 years ago on a remote island in the Southern Ocean, Bruce Pearson in 2010 returned to see what had happened to some of the birds he had known so well. An aw...
BELLE THE BARN OWL: Friend of the Farmer
JOHN MILES & DAN POWELL    Book Number: 84789
Published price: £7
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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As her name suggests, Belle the Barn Owl is beautiful. Mum has to stay on the nest at the start as the owlets need to be brooded to keep them warm. Dad needs lots of hedgerows, rough fields and w...
GREAT WAR AT SEA: The Opening Salvos
BOB CARRUTHERS    Book Number: 84807
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Paul Nash, William Orpen, Richard Caton-Woodville Jr. and William Barnes Wollen can stand comparison with the great artists of any age. The work of the contemporary combat illustrators of the Grea...
LOOKING AT BIRDS: An Antidote to Field Guides
JOHN BUSBY    Book Number: 84813
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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Living birds present a far more fascinating range of shape and posture, colour and shading. Often their anatomy is hidden by leaves, their plumage colours are changed by light or their feet are ou...
RURAL PORTRAITS: Scottish Native Farm Animals
POLLY PULLAR    Book Number: 84821
Published price: £28
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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Aberdeen-angus bulls, black face ewes, farmer Jim Aitken with his Clydesdales horses pulling his plough, and Dodd Orcheston the stick maker are among the lovely colour illustrations by Keith Brocki...
TRUE TO FORM
DAVID BENNETT    Book Number: 84826
Published price: £38
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Hardback

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'Experiencing wildlife in its element provides me with an insight which further drives my inquisitiveness and stimulates my need to paint.' David Bennett's work has earned him many prestigious awa...
BOOK OF BOOKS: 500 Years of Graphic Innovation
EDITED BY MATHIEU LOMMEN    Book Number: 84427
Published price: £45
Bibliophile price: £22.00
Product format: Hardback

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"A bibliophile's dream" said Creative Review of this exceptional visual history of more than 500 years of Western book design. Beginning in 1471 with an edition printed by the influential Nicolas ...
HELMUT NEWTON WORK
FRANÇOISE MARQUET    Book Number: 84767
Bibliophile price: £30.00
Product format: Hardback

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Helmut Newton (1920-2004) is remembered as one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, channeling sensuality and eroticism into his work. Controversial scenarios, bold lighting,...
ANTOINE WATTEAU: Masters of French Art
HELMUT BORSCH-SUPAN    Book Number: 84838
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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The 17th century was an age of great painters - of Rubens, van Dyck, Velázquez, Poussin, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. In 1684, Antoine Watteau was born in Valenciennes, the son of a roofer who was a vi...
BAILEY'S STARDUST
DAVID BAILEY    Book Number: 84841
Published price: £45
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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A huge, glamorous National Portrait Gallery publication with an essay by Tim Marlow featuring the black and white icons, East End, Andy and Dalí, fashion icons, Catherine Bailey, Delhi, hardmen, be...
MASTERS OF ITALIAN ART: Caravaggio
EBERHARD KONIG    Book Number: 84846
Bibliophile price: £5.50
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: £10.00
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: £25.00
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: £3.50
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: £20.00
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: £100.00
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...
NIELSEN 1001 NIGHTS
EDITED BY NOEL DANIEL    Book Number: 83000
Bibliophile price: £225.00
Product format: Hardback

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In the late 1910s, in a Europe ravaged by World War I, Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen put the finishing touches on his illustrations of A Thousand and One Nights. The results are considered masterp...
KLIMT
GILLES NÉRET    Book Number: 84770
Bibliophile price: £9.00
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: £10.00
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...
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