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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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...
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STAINED GLASS
PAUL WILLIAMSON    Book Number: 83804
Published price: $45
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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With over 100 colour recreations of the V&A's extensive collection of stained glass plates, this book is a treasure trove of information and beauty. Collected from across Europe, these plates inclu...
ALPHABETS: A Miscellany of Letters
DAVID SACKS    Book Number: 85541
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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A superb source-book for anyone interested in design, typography, fonts, signage, calligraphy, art or those who just love looking at and learning about the formation of letters. Arranged alphabetic...
ART NOUVEAU POSTER
ALAIN WEILL    Book Number: 85544
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £16.00
Product format: Hardback

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At the pinnacle of 19th century design, the Art Nouveau poster breathes the spirit of the age. 32 chapters in this huge and gorgeous book cover themes from Montmartre to The Caricaturists, while a...
ATMOSPHERE AND LIGHT: The Automotive Paintings of Barry Rowe
BARRY ROWE AND GARY DOYLE    Book Number: 85547
Published price: £79.99
Bibliophile price: £26.00
Product format: Hardback

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Special numbered editions limited to 1,500 copies, each has been hand numbered and personally autographed by both the artist and author and comes in a smart British racing green clothbound slipcase...
COMPLETE WATERCOLOUR: For Beginners and Beyond
DAVID WEBB    Book Number: 85551
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Become the next Turner with this comprehensive guide to mastering the skill of creating watercolour paintings. David Webb, a teacher and artist, draws on his own expertise and the traditional metho...
STUDIO OF THE SOUTH: Van Gogh in Provence
MARTIN BAILEY    Book Number: 85562
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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A superbly detailed narrative, spectacularly illustrated. The Yellow House in Arles was painted 'outside in the yellow of fresh butter, with garish green shutters,' wrote Vincent Van Gogh. He refe...
THOMAS BUSH HARDY, RBA (1842-1897): Master Painter
DAVID H. KIRBY-WELCH    Book Number: 85563
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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Thomas Bush Hardy's marine watercolours catch the glittering surface of moving water in a way that marks him out from contemporaries in the genre, and his obituary in The Times praised his "unusual...
ART OF BUYING ART: How to Evaluate and Buy Art
ALAN BAMBERGER    Book Number: 85605
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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You can buy art at auction, at a gallery or online: but how do you tell whether you're paying a fair price? If the painting is an old one, how do you know whether it's a fake? Does it even matter?...
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...
ART OF FORTUNINO MATANIA
FORTUNATO FORTUNINO MATANIA    Book Number: 85696
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Paperback

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Born in Naples in 1888, Fortunato Fortunino Matania (1881-1963) illustrated his first book at the age of 14, studied in Paris, Milan and London, and worked on The Graphic and The Sphere. At the ou...
ARTIST AND EMPIRE
TATE BRITAIN    Book Number: 85697
Published price: £29.99
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Paperback

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William Blake remarked provocatively, "Empire follows Art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose." If the aesthetic of the British Empire was not always celebratory, this was partly due to an ab...
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...
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 ...
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