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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SOME OF MY LIVES: A Scrapbook Memoir
ROSAMOND BERNIER    Book Number: 74573
Published price: $30
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Bernier's father chaired the directors of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and when she herself was a young harp student she met all the great musicians of her day, from Otto Klemperer, who threw food a...
KIDS' DESIGN
MICHELLE GALINDO    Book Number: 83549
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £3.25
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Successful kids' design unites quality, sustainability and safety with ingenuity, style and pleasure and here is a selection of the very best from novelties to established classics. Innovative and...
TALK ABOUT TRIBAL ART
BERENICE GEOFFROY-SCHNEITER    Book Number: 84143
Published price: £18.95
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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A troupe of African, American, Asian or Oceanic masks and ancestor effigies stare out at us, often sporting threatening snarls, bristling beards, lolling tongues and pointed canines. Are tribal so...
BIRTH OF A REPUBLIC
HANCHAO LU    Book Number: 85018
Published price: £32
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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...
SO BRAVELY & SO WELL: The Life and Art of William T. Trego
JOSEPH P. ECKHART    Book Number: 85047
Published price: $39.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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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...
GERED MANKOWITZ ROCK AND ROLL PHOTOGRAPHY
GERED MANKOWITZ    Book Number: 85280
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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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...
COOL: Presenting A Cooling Image
HELENE ALEXANDER & R. HARRIS    Book Number: 85785
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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From the luxurious medieval languor of Lady Ashburton, photographed as Tennyson's Enid and clothed 'in apparel like the day' for the Devonshire House Ball of 1897, to the understated elegance of Mi...
TRAVELS WITH MY SKETCHBOOK
MICHAEL FOREMAN    Book Number: 85669
Published price: £17.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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The popular and very collectable book illustrator Michael Foreman is very well travelled and of course has taken his paper, pen and ink and watercolours with him everywhere since he was at art scho...
ANIMAL GRAVES AND MEMORIALS
JAN TOMS    Book Number: 85799
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
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Guy the Gorilla from Regent's Park Zoo, Jacob the Dray horse near Tower Bridge, the Boy and the Tiger at Tobacco Docks in Wapping, the Cat Monument at Shugborough, and a weathered gravestone for Fr...
DOUGH PORTRAITS
SOREN DAHLGAARD    Book Number: 85813
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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Imagine enough dough kneaded (!) for three or four loaves and while all gooey, dropping it on top of the head so that it stretches all the way down the face and over the chin of your portrait model...
EARLY CELTIC ART IN BRITAIN & IRELAND
RUTH AND VINCENT MEGAW    Book Number: 85815
Published price: £5.99
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This widely praised Shire publication, now extensively revised and enlarged, examines the predominantly warrior and aristocratic art of the Iron Age inhabitants of Britain and Ireland from the four...
SHIP: A History in Art and Photography
EDITED BY ANDREW LAMBERT    Book Number: 85832
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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A visually stunning art history featuring 360 of the most celebrated ships from history and fiction in one stylishly produced volume. Each has a dramatic story immortalised in an evocative artwork...
DREAMLANDS
MARK HARRISON & LISA TUTTLE    Book Number: 85997
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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The woman who haunts artist Mark Harrison's dreams is a symbol of fertility and a goddess of nature surrounded by flowers, vines and leafy plants, her hair growing in tendrils adorned with fruit, a...
LAURENT BENAIM
EDITED BY DIAN HANSON    Book Number: 86054
Bibliophile price: £40.00
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"I've always been fascinated by sex, the diversity of practices, the will and perseverance of people to realize their fantasies," says Paris photographer Laurent Benaïm. "These moments of pleasure ...
FANTASY ART: 30 Postcards
JULIE WEIR    Book Number: 86215
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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
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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: £6.00
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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...
TOLL HOUSES OF CAMBRIDGESHIRE
PATRICK TAYLOR    Book Number: 86392
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Bibliophile price: £2.00
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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: £3.00
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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...
TEMPLES AND TOMBS: Treasures of Egyptian Art
EDNA RUSSMANN, N. STRUDWICK    Book Number: 86421
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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Immerse yourself in the artefacts of Ancient Egypt as this companion gives you a behind the curtain look at one of the world's foremost collections of Egyptian antiquities - Egyptian treasures from...
LIKE US: Encounters With Primates
THOMAS MARENT & F. JANTSCHKE    Book Number: 86450
Bibliophile price: £9.00
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'Only if we help shall they be saved' wrote Jane Goodall, the young research scientist who was the first human to make contact with David Greybeard, the first chimpanzee to get close in a scientifi...
FOUNTAINS AND WATER FEATURES
ROSALIND HOPWOOD    Book Number: 86624
Published price: £5.99
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Natural springs, water jets, rills and cascades all incorporate moving water and water features within architectural structures probably originated in Greece and Asia Minor. They originated as a s...
VEHICLE ART OF WORLD WAR TWO
JOHN NORRISS    Book Number: 86882
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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Men in battle have long been known to decorate their armour or given names their personal weapons. King Arthur had Excalibur and Odin Gram. The tradition of naming military hardware and decoratin...
SHAKE CATS LICK CATS
CARLI DAVIDSON    Book Number: 87154
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Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Close observers of our magnificent moggies will notice that when they shake their heads rather violently from side to side to shake off droplets of water (used here by the photographer for effect) ...
BONGANI
LEONARD ZETT    Book Number: 86958
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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The Janssen Series on the Black Male Nude in Art and Photography continues with these 100-plus studies of Bongani, 26 years old, from the South African Xhosa tribe, bisexual, versatile, a sportsman...
KESU: The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer
JENNIFER KRAMER, G. CRANMER    Book Number: 86971
Published price: £31
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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Kesu - meaning 'wealth being carved' - was the name given to Doug Cranmer, a whittler and doodler who embodied 'indigenous modern' art long before the term was coined. His art is energetic, colour...
BENJAMIN-CONSTANT: Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism
EDITED BY NATHALIE BONDIL    Book Number: 87224
Published price: £40
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Benjamin-Constant (1845-1902) was one of the first Orientalists, accompanying the founding father Mariano Fortuny on his trips through the Middle East. Memories of his travels to Spain and Morocco...
GIULIANO PLORUTTI: Circus
GIULIANO PLORUTTI    Book Number: 87225
Published price: £25
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'La vita ...è gioco' - Life... is a game (Osho). This is the essence of Giuliano Plorutti's photographic collection depicting the itinerant people behind the circus, ranging from clowns, musicians...
ISLAMIC ART IN DETAIL
SHEILA CANBY    Book Number: 87228
Published price: $22.95
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Embracing the natural and supernatural worlds, feasting, hunting, war, music and power, the author, a Keeper at the British Museum, examines Islamic art with close-up reproductions and helps the re...
JAPANESE ART IN DETAIL
JOHN REEVE    Book Number: 87229
Published price: $22.95
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What is Japanese Art? The simple answer is art created in Japan, which initially brings to mind such immediately recognisable works as the celebrated views of Mount Fuji by Hokusai, the female beau...
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