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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KIDS' DESIGN
MICHELLE GALINDO    Book Number: 83549
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £1.63
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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...
DOUGH PORTRAITS
SOREN DAHLGAARD    Book Number: 85813
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £1.75
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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...
DREAMLANDS
MARK HARRISON & LISA TUTTLE    Book Number: 85997
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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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...
LIKE US: Encounters With Primates
THOMAS MARENT & F. JANTSCHKE    Book Number: 86450
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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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
Bibliophile price: £1.25
Product format: Paperback

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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...
BONGANI
LEONARD ZETT    Book Number: 86958
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Hardback

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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: £3.25
Product format: Paperback

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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...
ART NOUVEAU
JEAN LAHOR    Book Number: 87316
Bibliophile price: £7.48
Product format: Hardback

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It has been many years since Bibliophile has handled an exquisite art book on the popular topic of Art Nouveau, so we are delighted to have imported this special new publication. It covers the ori...
LIFE AND MASTERWORKS OF SALVADOR DALI
ERIC SHANES    Book Number: 87318
Bibliophile price: £13.00
Product format: Hardback

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Salvador Dalí's art retains its ability to bewilder, shock and intrigue, dealing inventively with the nature of reality and appearances. In the autumn of 1927 he had written to his friend Lorca: "...
ART OF THE JUNGLE BOOK
ELLEN WOLFF    Book Number: 87397
Published price: £29.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Based on Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, director John Favreau's innovative, visually stunning Disney adaptation put a new spin on the classic tale. They used state-of-the-art CGI and motion-ca...
MADAM AND EVE: Women Portraying Women
LIZ RIDEAL & KATHLEEN SORIANO    Book Number: 87366
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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With a focus on 200 artists working from the 1970s onwards, this is a superb visual testament to the influence of feminism on art. Challenging every stereotype, the featured works range from uncom...
MAKING THE AMERICAS MODERN: Hemispheric Art 1910-1960
EDWARD J. SULLIVAN    Book Number: 87367
Published price: £29.99
Bibliophile price: £4.75
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The great 20th century movements in art, including Symbolism, Expressionism and Abstraction, are often regarded as European in origin, but the author of this outstanding book makes a case for the A...
THE MAZE: A Labyrinthine Compendium
ANGUS HYLAND & KENDRA WILSON    Book Number: 87368
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £6.25
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A maze is a primal shape: the womb, the brain, the cosmos, a citadel. "You enter a maze to lose yourself, and a labyrinth to find yourself." The turf mazes of the British Isles are really labyrin...
COURTROOM ART: In the Dock with the Rich and Famous
DANIEL SCOTT    Book Number: 87645
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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Charles Manson, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, O. J. Simpson, Woody Allen v. Mia Farrow, Neil and Christine Hamilton, Jeffrey Archer, Princess Anne, Michael Jackson, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Amy Winehouse, Joss S...
PAINTER OF PEDIGREE: Thomas Weaver of Shrewsbury
LAWRENCE TREVELYAN WEAVER    Book Number: 87826
Published price: £30
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Sub-titled 'Animal Artist of the Agricultural Revolution', Thomas Weaver was one of a small group of artists who pioneered paintings of livestock. At the end of the 18th century, novel methods of ...
SHAKESPEARE CATS: 20 Posters
SUSAN HERBERT    Book Number: 87777
Published price: £17.95
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Our Annie is lucky enough to own two original Susan Herbert cat paintings so she got her paws and claws straight into this bargain. They are 20 detachable posters featuring feline reimaginings of ...
LOVEBIRDS AND OTHER WILD SWEETHEARTS
LIZ TEMPERLEY    Book Number: 88223
Published price: £9.99
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The southern Rockhopper penguin who travels hundreds of miles when it's time to mate, pairs are drawn together by the mystery of love. The Malagasy giant rat finds home sweet home in an undergroun...
WORLD OF ART: BODY ART
NICHOLAS THOMAS    Book Number: 88275
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £1.75
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A timely and intelligent celebration of this quintessentially human and intimate artform, body art is practiced across all world cultures and throughout history. Among the native peoples of Amazon...
RHYTHMS OF MODERN LIFE: British Prints 1914-1939
EDITED BY CLIFFORD ACKLEY    Book Number: 87492
Published price: $60
Bibliophile price: £16.50
Product format: Hardback

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Ranging from radical geometric abstractions to colourful Jazz Age images of sporting events like skating and speed trials, atmospheric dry points and linocuts such as 'Looking Through Brooklyn Brid...
RONALD SEARLE'S AMERICA
EDITED BY MATT JONES    Book Number: 87775
Published price: £75
Bibliophile price: £37.00
Product format: Hardback

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Famous for his fat cats and wine drinkers, St Trinian's schoolgirls, Ronald Searle (1920-2011) had been a prisoner of war from 1942-45 in Singapore and Thailand and cartooned during his internment....
PORTRAIT REVOLUTION
JULIA L. KAY    Book Number: 88432
Published price: £22.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Artist Julia Kay has built up a huge online community with her international project Portrait Party (JKPP), in which artists round the world make portraits of each other based on their online image...
TROUBLED WATERS: Trailing the Albatross An Artist's Journey
BRUCE PEARSON    Book Number: 84533
Published price: £38
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Living and working amongst Albatross 35 years ago on a remote island in the Southern Ocean, Bruce Pearson in 2010 returned to see what had happened to some of the birds he had known so well. An aw...
DAVID SEDARIS DIARIES: A Visual Compendium
DAVID SEDARIS    Book Number: 88588
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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Packed with interactive components, postcards, never-before-seen photos and artwork, David Sedaris has always been a keen collector of the arts, objects and ephemera that are part of his visual lan...
ALPHABET
BILL WOODROW    Book Number: 88804
Published price: $24.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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B is for Mutant? D is for Nostril? Z is for Secret? Bill Woodrow's unique alphabet offers a glimpse into a playful and endlessly inventive artistic mind. Part sketchbook, part riddle, this Royal...
ANN CHRISTOPHER
RICHARD CORK    Book Number: 88805
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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A beautiful glamorous Royal Academy of Arts 2016 first edition publication. Ann Christopher is primarily a non-figurative sculptor who works in cast bronze, stainless steel and Corten and who crea...
ARTS & CRAFTS OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES
MICHAEL JOHNSON & BILL YENNE    Book Number: 88807
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £9.50
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Covering both the United States and Canada, this beautifully illustrated encyclopaedia showcases regional decorative traditions in North America including such things as porcupine quillwork, beadwo...
MADE TO LAST
VANESSA MURRAY    Book Number: 88830
Published price: $45
Bibliophile price: £19.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'A Compendium of Artisans, Trades and Projects' for all fans of The Repair Shop, there is now a movement focussed on sourcing unique and durable products that reflect true craftsmanship....
BEN NICHOLSON: Tate British Artists Series
VIRGINIA BUTTON    Book Number: 88841
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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England's 'Paradigm Modernist Painter', Ben Nicholson played a decisive role in several radical art groupings such as the Hampstead Set of the 1930s and the St Ives School in the 1940s and 50s. Hi...
ANTONY GORMLEY: Tate Publication
MARTIN CAIGER-SMITH    Book Number: 88842
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Antony Gormley's sculptural presence is something of a phenomenon. Perhaps more than any other contemporary artist, he has succeeded in taking his work beyond the gallery to engage the public in p...
MASTERING SILHOUETTES
CHARLES BURNS    Book Number: 87616
Bibliophile price: £2.13
Product format: Paperback

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MASTERING SILHOUETTES
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