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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KENNETH CLARK: Life, Art and Civilisation
JAMES STOURTON    Book Number: 85102
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
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: £8.00
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...
UNITY SPENCER    Book Number: 84511
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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: £8.50
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...
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ: The Early Years 1970-1983
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ, LUC SANTE    Book Number: 84178
Bibliophile price: £40.00
Product format: Hardback

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For more than half a century, Annie Leibovitz has been taking culture-defining photographs. Her portraits of politicians, performers, athletes, businesspeople and royalty make up a gallery of our ...
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: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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ART OF DISCIPLINE VOLUME 2:
NEW FOREST PAINTERS
GEORGINA BABEY    Book Number: 84817
Published price: £38
Bibliophile price: £14.00
Product format: Hardback

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A stunningly beautiful Lanford Press first edition in which six founding members of the 'New Forest Painters Group' (founded 1997) exhibit their paintings of the highest quality in a fresh and live...
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...
DRAWN TO THE EDGE
JOHN THRELFALL    Book Number: 84797
Published price: £38
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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Britain's coastline provides some of the finest examples of the rich diversity of wildlife with its sea cliffs, maritime heath, rocky shores, sandy beaches, estuaries and salt marsh. A member of t...
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: £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: £9.00
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: £7.00
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 ...
ARS SACRA: Christian Art and Architecture
ROLF TOMAN & ACHIM BEDNORZ    Book Number: 84839
Published price: £99
Bibliophile price: £50.00
Product format: Hardback

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A truly magnificent piece of art in scale, scope, depth and clarity of pictures, this architectural art gem of a book will need a very strong coffee table to hold it. It weighs 6.4kg or 225oz and ...
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: £6.50
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....
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