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: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
MASTERPIECES CLASSICAL ART
DYFRI WILLIAMS    Book Number: 80887
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Shown here are 160 of the most important and beautiful works of classical art held in the British Museum. Beginning with pre-historic Greece it continues through the classical period and the Roman ...
DAVID HOCKNEY A BIGGER BOOK
DAVID HOCKNEY    Book Number: 81103
Bibliophile price: £1,750.00
Product format: Hardback

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Taschen's brand new SUMO-sized David Hockney monograph is as spectacular in format as it is in scope. In it, the artist takes stock of more than 60 years of work, from his teenage days at the Brad...
TREASURE HOUSES OF BRITAIN: Boughton House DVD
PRESENTED BY SELINA SCOTT    Book Number: 81648
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Unknown

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In this programme, Selina Scott uncovers the treasures of Boughton House, the home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensbury. His ancestors were collectors on a grand scale and managed to fill three...
HOLLYWOOD MOVIE STILLS
JOEL FINLER    Book Number: 81949
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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A former actor himself, director Elia Kazan is shown in a superb series of black and white stills on set, reflecting his remarkable collaboration with such young actors as Marlon Brando on A Street...
COLLECTING ORIGINAL PRINTS: A Complete Guide
ROSEMARY SIMMONS    Book Number: 82476
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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This informative guide to collecting prints made from 1900 onwards explains what prints are, how they can be recognised and the various techniques that are used in the making. Artists have always b...
FRAMES AND FRAMING
TIMOTHY NEWBURY    Book Number: 82487
Published price: £7.95
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

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Frames fulfil a variety of functions, from protection to decoration. They can indicate ownership or assert the importance of the paintings they enclose. When a painting retains its original frame...
BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS
MARK HOLBORN    Book Number: 82539
Published price: $100
Bibliophile price: £22.50
Product format: Hardback

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Born into a prosperous family in Hampstead, Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was endowed with an artistic temperament and grew into a photographer and designer with a seemingly light-hearted approach to li...
COMPLETE DIGITAL ANIMATION COURSE
ANDY WYATT    Book Number: 82893
Published price: £14.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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An excellent Thames & Hudson publication, this foundation course in art and the practice of digital animation covers tips, trade secrets as well as career advice, whether you want to work for a sma...
CREATION: Artists, Gods and Origins
PETER CONRAD    Book Number: 82576
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Hardback

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How did our world begin? The author explains that 'this book is a celebration of art that doubles as a critique of religion. It starts from the myths of origin that are the ancient foundations of c...
CASTLE WARD: The National Trust DVD
JOHN CASSY & BARBARA GIBBON    Book Number: 82775
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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Famed as an architectural curiosity of its time, built inside and out in two distinct styles, Classical and Gothic, Castle Ward in County Down is a must-visit attraction. If you cannot get there, ...
BATEMAN'S: The National Trust DVD
JOHN CASSY & BARBARA GIBBON    Book Number: 82857
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Unknown

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The beautiful 17th century Jacobean house in East Sussex was Rudyard Kipling's family home from 1902 to 1936. The interior reflects the author's strong associations with the East and many of the o...
EPISODE TWO: CALKE ABBEY DVD
THE NATIONAL TRUST    Book Number: 82858
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Unknown

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A Baroque mansion situated near Derby, Calke Abbey's construction began in 1701. Set in a stunning landscaped park, it has become famous as a graphic illustration of the English country house in d...
EPISODE ONE: HARDWICK HALL DVD
THE NATIONAL TRUST    Book Number: 82861
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Near Mansfield in Derbyshire, Hardwick Hall is a spectacular Tudor treasure house dominating the surrounding area, a statement of wealth and an authority of its builder, Bess of Hardwick, England's...
EPISODE THREE: THE VYNE DVD
THE NATIONAL TRUST    Book Number: 82864
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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The Vyne is a Tudor mansion house situated near Basingstoke in Hampshire, built in the early 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain. The house acquired a classical portico in ...
EPISODE FOUR: WADDESDON MANOR DVD
THE NATIONAL TRUST    Book Number: 82865
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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Built between 1874 and 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to entertain his guests and display his vast collection of art treasures, Waddesdon Manor is an extraordinary testimony to Victorian ta...
FRANCIS BACON
HUGH DAVIES & SALLY YARD    Book Number: 83144
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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"Painting is the pattern of one's own nervous system being projected on canvas." Francis Bacon the artist has steadfastly focussed on figurative subject matter in order to 'unlock the valves of fe...
LOUVRE PAINTINGS
MARTINA PADBERG    Book Number: 83168
Bibliophile price: £18.00
Product format: Hardback

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Some of our favourites include Jan Van Eyck's The Madonna of Autun, a cloistered scene with wonderful background in which the Chancellor Rolin is knelt in prayer in front of the Virgin; Dürer's Sel...
MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE
GARY M RADKE & P. MACEY    Book Number: 83169
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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Itself an architectural masterpiece, Florence Cathedral is also home to many artistic treasures. Familiarly called Il Duomo, is an Early Renaissance architectural masterpiece. The interrelationship...
OF WOODLAND POOLS, SPRINGHOLES AND DITCHES
HENRY THOREAU    Book Number: 83178
Published price: $25
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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"I have an appointment with Spring" wrote Henry Thoreau in March, 1853, and this gorgeous book is a selection of excerpts from his diaries describing the "vernal pools" that form in New England wit...
ART & LIFE OF MICHAEL BIRCH: The Product of an Active Mind
J. K. L. BIRCH    Book Number: 83195
Published price: $85
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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From voluptuous ghosts to abstract animals, from geometric forms to unique personal interpretations of Japanese myths and legends, the figures and mythical creatures that Michael Birch portrays in ...
WATER LILIES
MARINA LINARES    Book Number: 83205
Bibliophile price: £5.75
Product format: Hardback

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With there soft and powdery blue, mauve, pinks and reds, the textures are so tranquil and absorbing in these studies and among our favourites are Charing Cross Bridge London and a pathway in Monet'...
WEST COUNTRY TO WORLD'S END: The South West in the Tudor Age
SAM SMILES    Book Number: 83350
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Originally produced to accompany an exhibition reflecting the Tudor heritage of the area at the Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter, this depicts many of the miniatures, paintings and other...
FRANCIS BACON IN YOUR BLOOD: A Memoir
MICHAEL PEPPIATT    Book Number: 83230
Published price: $20
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Paperback

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As a student, the would-be journalist Michael Peppiatt was desperate to get an interview with the artist Francis Bacon, famous for his visceral studies of screaming popes and dismembered bodies. Ne...
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON: A Biography
PIERRE ASSOULINE    Book Number: 82799
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Henri Cartier-Bresson is described as the 'eye of the century', a photographer whose images chartered 1920s Africa, the Spanish Republicans, Gandhi just before his assassination, and many more icon...
MANET
ALAN KRELL    Book Number: 82804
Published price: $14.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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Dripping with colour this beautiful heavyweight softback has hundreds of mono and colour examples plus drawings and posters. Edouard Manet (1832-83) is ubiquitous in the popular imagination as the...
ANOTHER LIGHT: Jacques-Louis David to Thomas Demand
MICHAEL FRIED    Book Number: 83070
Published price: £45
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Born in New York and educated at the greatest establishments in the US and England, Michael Fried is one of the most esteemed and influential art critics and art historians working today. Another L...
MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND
CHRIS SCARRE    Book Number: 83077
Published price: $19.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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The geographical reminders of our country's history are spread from the megalithic monuments in Newgrange, Stonehenge and Avebury and beyond. This handy companion is a terrific guide to the feature...
SOLOMON'S TEMPLE: Myth and History
W. HAMBLIN & D. ROLPH SEELY    Book Number: 83085
Published price: $40
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Hardback

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Hundreds of brilliant scholars, sages, artists, builders and mystics form an unbroken chain of tradition stretching back 3,000 years to priests and prophets at the court of Solomon - none of whom c...
WREN
MARGARET WHINNEY    Book Number: 83087
Published price: $14.95
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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Margaret Whinney (1897-1975) was a much published author and Reader in Art History at the Courtauld Institute from 1950-1964 - she was also the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens! In 1971 she p...
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