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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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: £7.50
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: £12.50
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: £8.00
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: £6.00
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: £8.50
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: £12.00
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...
NUDE
RALPH GIBSON    Book Number: 84171
Bibliophile price: £40.00
Product format: Hardback

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Nipples in silhouette, pubic hair close up, hair flowing, between a woman's thighs, between breasts and between toes, faces are not shown, simply sensual body parts up close and personal in this mi...
A GARDEN EDEN: Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration
PROFESSOR H. WALTER LACK    Book Number: 84765
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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A stunning collection of more than 100 colour plates gleaned from works of botanical illustrations housed in the Austrian National Library, Vienna, and which includes flowers, fruits, leaves, seeds...
TULIP ANTHOLOGY
RON VAN DONGEN    Book Number: 84108
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £17.00
Product format: Hardback

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A beautiful book to rival the beauty of the tulip flower itself. Coveted by kings and beloved by gardeners in ancient and modern times, through tulip fever in Holland, to Dutch tulip fields today ...
CHARLES SIMPSON: Painter of Animals and Birds
JOHN BRANFIELD    Book Number: 85300
Published price: £19.95
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Painter of animals and birds, coastline and moorland, Charles Simpson was a leading figure in the St. Ives art colony in the early 1920s and was a painter of great energy and variety. He entered t...
PARIS: Art & Architecture
MARTINA PADBERG    Book Number: 85306
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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The Musée d'Orsay opened in 1986 and through painting, sculpture, the decorative arts, photography and architecture, it is possible to engage with an artistic period that was incredibly productive....
TUSCANY: Art & Architecture
ANNE MUELLER VON DER HAEGEN    Book Number: 85307
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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Originally the Etruscan homeland, Tuscany still impresses visitors with its cultural treasures, monasteries and historic cities and it was the home to Giotto, Botticelli and Michelangelo. Not to m...
HANDMADE IN BRITAIN
JOANNA NORMAN    Book Number: 85346
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Hardback

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Published to accompany the television series of the same name, a result of a partnership between the Victoria and Albert Museum and the BBC, this is a look at both historical and contemporary craft...
HAREM
VALENTINE GALLET    Book Number: 85347
Bibliophile price: £21.00
Product format: Hardback

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Here are the splendours of a forbidden place, the city of women, their occupations and diversions, the pleasures of the bath, the accessories of seduction, the sensual and the cruel, the Orient of ...
HOBBIT: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles
DANIEL FALCONER    Book Number: 85349
Published price: $45
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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A stunningly beautiful art book of fantasy we are taken through every stage of the process by the film's Academy Award-winning creative team and digital workshops. With a textured, silver foil cove...
LIZZIE SIDDAL: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel
LUCINDA HAWKSLEY    Book Number: 85366
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Immortalised as the face of Ophelia by Millais and as Beatrice by her husband Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Lizzie Siddal was a milliner who was discovered by the pre-Raphaelite painter Walter Deverell a...
SLAB SERIF TYPE: A Century of Bold Letterforms
STEVEN HELLER & LOUISE FILI    Book Number: 85402
Published price: £22.50
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Paperback

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Heavyweight Thames & Hudson publication made up entirely of advertising material produced on glossy paper and dripping with colour. Every single page has a typeface and a design from decorative po...
SURREAL LIFE OF LEONORA CARRINGTON
JOANNA MOORHEAD    Book Number: 85441
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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In 1937 the glamorous 20-year old artist Leonora Carrington was introduced to veteran Surrealist painter Max Ernst and they began an affair at once. The couple were introduced by modernist architec...
DEVON'S CHURCHES - A CELEBRATION
JOHN LANE & HARLAND WALSHAW    Book Number: 85536
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Places of 'poetry, intimacy and prayer', Devon's churches may lack the landscape dominance of their East Anglian counterparts, but many of them are exquisite jewels of craftsmanship. The names them...
GERED MANKOWITZ ROCK AND ROLL PHOTOGRAPHY
GERED MANKOWITZ    Book Number: 85280
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Paperback

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Reputations were made quickly in the frenetic pop world of the sixties, and the 18-year-old Gered Mankowitz became an iconic photographer when he spent two years documenting the Rolling Stones in 1...
JOHN SINGER SARGENT: Masterpieces of Art
JANET STYLES TYSON    Book Number: 83800
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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Glossy white paper and minimal captions do justice to these full page quality colour images by the master portraitist and landscape watercolorist. John Singer Sargent depicted scenes from his many...
BEST OF DOISNEAU - PARIS
ROBERT DOISNEAU    Book Number: 85054
Published price: £7.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Paris is the city of love, however in Doisneau's stunning black and white photographs, you will fall in love with this architectural heaven over and over again. Beautifully candid images, from loca...
IN THE NAME OF THE SON: The Life of Jesus in Art
VITTORIO SGARBI    Book Number: 85061
Published price: £22.50
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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350 masterly colour images depict our Lord Jesus Christ suffering, in joy, anger, mercy, weakness, friendship, even whimsy. The book explores how the image of the Son, not the Father, inspired peo...
QUEEN'S HOUSE: A Social History of Buckingham Palace
EDNA HEALEY    Book Number: 85069
Published price: $17.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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'On 15th February King George VI and his Queen left 145 Piccadilly and moved into Buckingham Palace: the simplicity of their private life was gone forever. The cosy house where they had entertaine...
TREASURE PALACES: Great Writers Visit Great Museums
EDITED BY MAGGIE FERGUSSON    Book Number: 85071
Published price: $16.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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When the writer Orhan Pamuk created his 'Museum of Innocence' in Istanbul in 2012, he wrote: 'It is imperative that museums become smaller, more individualistic and cheaper. This is the only way th...
HR GIGER
HR GIGER    Book Number: 84766
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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Swiss artist HR Giger (1940-2014) is most famous for his creation of the space monster in Ridley Scott's 1979 horror sci-fi film Alien, which earned him an Oscar. In retrospect, this was just one ...
BATMAN: A Visual History
DC COMICS    Book Number: 85456
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £16.50
Product format: Hardback

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Two exclusive prints are slotted neatly into the folder inside the front cover of this heavyweight Dorling Kindersley colour publication. One is an original ink by Jason Fabok, a stunning black an...
HOCKNEY: A Rake's Progress, the Biography
CHRISTOPHER SIMON SYKES    Book Number: 85493
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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The English painter, printmaker, stage designer and photographer David Hockney is one of the most important figures in modern art. He has worked in every medium with his pieces selling for upward ...
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: Portfolio 20
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM    Book Number: 85533
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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One of the much-acclaimed series, and voted the best to date, here are the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition winners' photographs, chosen by an international panel of judges for their a...
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