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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THEODORE DE BRY, AMERICA: The Complete Plates 1590-1602
M. VAN GROESEN & LARRY E. TISE    Book Number: 86061
Bibliophile price: £100.00
Product format: Hardback

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An artistic masterpiece of travel literature, admired by bibliophiles for centuries. When Flemish engraver and publisher Theodore de Bry issued the first volume of his America series in 1590, the ...
DRAW HORSES IN 15 MINUTES: Capture the Beauty of the Equine
DIANA HAND    Book Number: 86095
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Capture the beauty of the equine form, their power and grace which have always made horses a favourite subject for artists. But they are also one of the most challenging. From quick, expressive s...
DRAWING BEGINNER'S GUIDE: Book and Pencil Set
IGLOO BOOKS    Book Number: 86096
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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A deluxe box set with magnetic fastener which encloses three drawing pencils (soft, medium and hard) and three charcoal pencils also soft, medium and hard, full length and ready for sharpening. Th...
TILE STYLE: Painting and Decorating Your Own Designs
MARION ELLIOT    Book Number: 86109
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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There is something very special about the colour and particularly the texture of mosaic tilework, be it Moroccan style splashbacks, alphabet tiles or sgraffito fish tiles. This collection of 30 pr...
AKBAR: The Great Emperor of India
EDIT BY GIAN CARLO CALZA    Book Number: 86122
Published price: £38
Bibliophile price: £22.50
Product format: Hardback

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Produced in association with the Fondazione Art Museum of Rome for an exhibition a few years ago, this is a lavishly produced volume on the origins and originality of Indo-Islamic art and architect...
REGARDING THOMAS ROWLANDSON 1757-1827
MATTHEW PAYNE & JAMES PAYNE    Book Number: 86296
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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From a pair who have written extensively on Thomas Rowlandson and his circle, Matthew Payne is a Senior Archivist at the London Metropolitan Archives and was formerly in the Manuscripts Section of ...
LEARN TO DRAW BOATS
MOIRA HUNTLY    Book Number: 86074
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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There is something so restful about a waterside scene, yet often the artist finds difficulty with boat shapes. This specialised publication begins with looking at tools and equipment and choosing ...
MEMORIES OF A LOST WORLD: Travels Through The Magic Lantern
CHARLOTTE FIELL & JAMES RYAN    Book Number: 86076
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Paperback

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The story of the 'Magic Lantern' projector stretches back 200 years, before the advent of photography. The first slide projector is believed to have been invented by the Dutch mathematician and as...
LEONARDO: The Complete Paintings and Drawings:
FRANK ZÖLLNER & J. NATHAN    Book Number: 86055
Bibliophile price: £40.00
Product format: Hardback

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Unmatched in his ingenuity, technical prowess and curiosity, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) epitomizes the humanistic ideal of the Renaissance man: a peerless master of painting, sculpture, cartogra...
BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC SCULPTURE TRAILS
GEORGE NOSZLOPY, F. WATERHOUSE    Book Number: 85985
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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A heavyweight glossy softback, dripping with colour photos and excellent colour maps and published by the University of Liverpool Press, this is both a practical companion and an excellent introduc...
CHRONOLOGY OF PATTERN: Pattern In Art
DIANA NEWALL & CHRISTINA UNWIN    Book Number: 86204
Published price: £25.99
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Paperback

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Sit back and enjoy the double page spreads on new geometry, William Morris, 19th century revivals, opulent baroque, arabesques and floral motifs, foliate and floral saz designs which look rather Iz...
SPIRIT OF INDIAN PAINTING
B. N. GOSWAMY    Book Number: 86271
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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We can only stare in wonder at these rare gems of art presented by an author who shares a lifetime of knowledge and insight, as we are introduced to the richly varied traditions of painting in Indi...
WORLD OF ART: Maya Art and Architecture
MARY ELLEN MILLER & M. O'NEIL    Book Number: 86289
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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Thames & Hudson are known for their quality art publications and this is no exception, the second edition, rewritten from cover to cover and updated with discoveries and new theories from the past ...
GUSTAV KLIMT DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS
TOBIAS G. NATTER    Book Number: 84174
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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A century after his death, Viennese artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) still startles with his unabashed eroticism, dazzling surfaces, and artistic experimentation. In this neat, dependable Taschen m...
GOLDEN AGE OF DC COMICS
PAUL LEVITZ    Book Number: 86053
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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In June of 1938, Action Comics debuted with a new kind of comic-book character on its cover: a costumed man with two identities, who possessed extraordinary strength and powers - a man able to prot...
BERLIN IN THE 1920s
RAINER METZGER    Book Number: 81861
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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It was the decade of daring Expressionist canvases, of brilliant book design, of the Bauhaus total work of art, of pioneering psychology, of drag balls, cabaret, Metropolis, and Marlene Dietrich's ...
FANTASY ART: 30 Postcards
JULIE WEIR    Book Number: 86215
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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'Kevin Crossley's Krike Dragon recalls aspects of John Tenniel's Jabberwock illustrations for 'Through the Looking Glass'. Using Photoshop he incorporated photographs of rust, lichen, scuffed meta...
FIND KING HENRY'S TREASURE: Touch the Art
JULIE APPEL & AMY GUGLIELMO    Book Number: 86216
Published price: $12.95
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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A totally touchy feely book, the like of which we have never before seen on Bibliophile. Irresistible! With a peep-hole front cover, the classic Holbein Portrait of Henry VIII aged 49, (1540) is ...
NEW YORK MID-CENTURY: Post War Capital of Culture 1945-1965
ANNIE COHEN-SOLAL ET AL    Book Number: 86251
Published price: £28
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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The former Editor of The New Yorker is one of the award-winning art and architecture critics who bring alive the influential critics and patrons, legendary galleries and artists themselves, from Po...
PERCEPTIONS
PATRICK LICHFIELD    Book Number: 86255
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Hardback

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Patrick, Earl of Lichfield (1939-2005), left the Grenadier Guards in 1962 to follow his passion of photography. His greatest break came when he was summoned by Diana Vreeland, the doyenne of Fashi...
VAN GOGH STRUGGLE & SUCCESS: Two CDs and Book
FRED LEEMAN    Book Number: 86279
Published price: $49.99
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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Narrated by Helen Mirren on two audio CDs of 110 minutes is the story of Van Gogh's 'struggle' for recognition and the uneasy relationship he had with the notion of 'success'. Never before has any...
VIENNA ART AND ARCHITECTURE
EDITED BY ROLF TOMAN    Book Number: 86280
Bibliophile price: £16.00
Product format: Hardback

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A simply beautiful 2018 outsize glamorous coffee table book comprising hundreds of specially commissioned colour photographs of architecture and interiors such as views of palaces not usually open ...
JAPONISME AND THE RISE OF THE MODERN ART MOVEMENT
EDITED BY GREGORY IRVINE    Book Number: 86155
Published price: $75
Bibliophile price: £30.00
Product format: Hardback

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Vincent Van Gogh said in 1888 "In a way all my work is founded on Japanese art." With a spectacular 220 illustrations in colour and black and white, this huge volume measuring 13" x 9½" covers the...
PICASSO'S VOLLARD SUITE
HANS BOLLIGER    Book Number: 86166
Published price: £14.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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Pablo Picasso: painter, sculptor, printmaker, stage designer, poet and playwright, his artistic reputation has long endured the changing landscape of the creative world. From co-founding the Cubist...
WARHOL AND MAPPLETHORPE: Guise and Dolls
PATRICIA HICKSON    Book Number: 86177
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £21.00
Product format: Hardback

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The young photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) idolised Andy Warhol (1928-1987), 18 years his senior. Both were obsessed with fluid gender roles and both revealed themselves in trans-gender...
LOCOMOTIVE PORTRAITS
JONATHAN CLAY    Book Number: 86376
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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In the field of railway art and heritage railways, John Clay's paintings are highly prized and appreciated. As a youngster, the family took the Model Railway News, and a feature of this publicatio...
TOLL HOUSES OF CAMBRIDGESHIRE
PATRICK TAYLOR    Book Number: 86392
Published price: £7.95
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Having studied architecture, the author went to York University to study for an MA in Conservation Studies in 1992 and encountered the phenomenon of local distinctiveness of toll houses. He looks ...
TOLL HOUSES OF STAFFORDSHIRE
TIM JENKINSON & PATRICK TAYLOR    Book Number: 86393
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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A companion to code 86392 Toll Houses of Cambridgeshire, this is the very first detailed study of Staffordshire's toll-houses, small buildings on the highway edge, lived in by the pike-men who coll...
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