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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BRUEGEL THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS - 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
JÜRGEN MÜLLER    Book Number: 88638
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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Prepare to be shocked by the grotesque and grimacing series of paintings like The Triumph of Death with murdering skeleton figures slaying the population by hanging, throat cutting and barbarous ac...
ARTIST'S DAUGHTER: A Fictionalised Memoir
SALLY KIBBLE    Book Number: 89270
Published price: £17.50
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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For lovers of Suffolk in general and Woodbridge and the Deben Valley in particular, Thomas Churchyard charted Georgian and Victorian scenery still charming us today. Sally Kibble has been inspired...
BLUEPRINT
THERESIA ENZENSBERGER    Book Number: 89357
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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It is 1921 in Berlin. Luise Schilling lives here in her father's deeply conservative household and longs to tear down the past and build a new future and through much hard work finally realises her...
FRENCH PAINTING 1100-1830
VALENTIN GRIVET    Book Number: 90168
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Hardback

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The extraordinary light and realism in the work of Jean-Léon Gérôme such as his Prayer in Cairo and Prayer at the Sultan's Room, the blues inside the mosque and exquisite garments captured in his S...
DIEGO VELAZQUEZ
KLAUS CARL & VICTORIA CHARLES    Book Number: 90335
Published price: £7.95
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Paperback

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Tiny and compact introduction to the rightly popular important paintings of Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velázquez, a native of Seville, 1599-1660. The earliest of his surviving works entitled Three M...
ENDANGERED ANIMALS
MARTIN JENKINS & TOM FROST    Book Number: 90628
Published price: £15
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Probably designed for children aged nine and up, all ages will appreciate the striking graphic stamps from printmaker Tom Frost in his beautiful and illuminating journey through the world of endang...
TRANSPORT GALLERY: A Journey Across the Canvas
ERIC BOTTOMLEY    Book Number: 90362
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £8.25
Product format: Hardback

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Transport artist Eric Bottomley specialises in nostalgic scenes reconstructed from old photos and drawings. The railway paintings in this book mainly depict the last 20 years of steam in Britain, b...
APOCALYPSE
CAMILLE FLAMMARION    Book Number: 90796
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £2.75
Product format: Hardback

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The fear of the end of the world has repeatedly appeared throughout the ages and is here documented through hundreds of colour artworks from the Angel of the Abyss and the Locusts from c950 from th...
BOATS: Art for Kids Jigsaws
KLAUS CARL    Book Number: 90797
Published price: £14.95
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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The Bridge at Argenteuil by Claude Monet, Fishing Boats at Saints-Maries by Vincent Van Gogh, Port of St. Tropez by Paul Signac, Boats in the Port of Honfleur by Claude Monet, The Roads at Kronstad...
CHINESE ART
STEPHEN BUSHELL    Book Number: 90800
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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A huge quality art publication printed to the highest quality, no expense has been spared on the high production values of these colour images of beautiful green or white jade, vessels designed wit...
CHRIST IN ART
ERNEST RENAN    Book Number: 90801
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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Ernest Renan (1823-1892) was an historian, religious scholar and philosopher and in the hopes of joining the priesthood he attended an ecclesiastical seminary during his youth. His exposure to the...
DECORATIVE ART
ALBERT JACQUEMART    Book Number: 90803
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £4.75
Product format: Hardback

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Originally published in 1907 under the title History of Furniture, Albert Jacquemart (1808-1875) arranged his text under the following chapters: Furniture, Ornamental Art, Objects of Art Derived Fr...
PETER PAUL RUBENS (1577-1640)
KLAUS CARL & VICTORIA CHARLES    Book Number: 90809
Published price: £7.95
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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Ruben said 'My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size? has ever surpassed my courage.' The name of the great 17th century Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens reminds us of the impo...
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR
KLAUS CARL & VICTORIA CHARLES    Book Number: 90810
Published price: £7.95
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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'There is something in painting which cannot be explained, and that something is essential.' - Renoir (1841-1919). Born in Limoges, Pierre-Auguste Renoir learned to paint porcelain as a young appr...
ART OF MAP ILLUSTRATION: A Step-by-Step Artistic Exploration
JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK    Book Number: 90829
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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Like rebus style storybooks, exciting visual maps tell a story of a place and provoke reminiscences. Personalised artwork that captures moments and memories can be captured in mapmaking from penci...
BABY LOVE: In Adoration of Babies
RACHAEL HALE    Book Number: 90830
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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With their perfect soft skin, huge shiny eyes often staring directly at the camera, sweet smiles, chubby cheeks and limbs, here are babies in all manner of poses like lying across a teddy, licking ...
SKYLINES
YOLANDA ZAPPATERRA    Book Number: 90842
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Extremely beautiful silhouette artworks decorate the landscape pages of this compilation of one-of-a-kind buildings - fortresses, palaces, sacred sites, monuments, skyscrapers and cultural hotspots...
EDWARD WESTON: Portrait of the Young Man As An Artist
GRAHAM HOWE & B. GATES WARREN    Book Number: 90770
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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During his 50-year career, Edward Weston (1886-1958) blazed a trail in Photo-Modernism capturing portraits, landscapes, still life and nudes. This has established him as one of the most revered pr...
RICH DESIGNS OF CLARICE CLIFF
RICHARD GREEN AND DES JONES    Book Number: 91253
Published price: £55
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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Rare 1995 first edition, this exciting volume presents both a fascinating insight into the life of Clarice Cliff, the innovative designer of her time, and is the most detailed reference of her desi...
REVOLUTION IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ART: Ten British Pictures
ROBERT WARK    Book Number: 91170
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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Each of the ten pictures presented chronologically have been chosen for the light that they cast on a period of profound change which starts as English painting takes leave of the Rococo and ends i...
STORY OF EDVARD MUNCH
KETIL BJORNSTAD    Book Number: 91173
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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A fascinating literary construction of the life of one of the world's most popular 19th century painters, based on Edvard Munch's own diaries, notes and letters. His troubled relationships, partic...
ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF BRITISH BRIDGES
DAVID MCFETRICH    Book Number: 91239
Published price: £60
Bibliophile price: £24.00
Product format: Hardback

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Biblophile's favourites must be Tower Bridge in London and Pulteney Bridge in Bath, and you are sure to have your own from the 1,600 separate entries for individual bridge sites or related groups o...
ENGINEERING REVOLUTION
ANGUS BUCHANAN    Book Number: 91240
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Hardback

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A collaboration between ten authors, the book is sub-titled 'How the Modern World Was Changed by Technology'. It is a refreshing new 'take' on the history of technology and some of the most import...
TATE SKETCH CLUB: Life Drawing
HESTER BERRY    Book Number: 91506
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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We draw the human figure because it is a subject we can all relate to and engage with and it's a pleasing subject which serves as an outlet for our creativity and self expression. Each body is uni...
ARTS AND CRAFTS OF MOROCCO
JAMES JEREB    Book Number: 91323
Published price: $24.95
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Paperback

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The word Morocco evokes images of blue-robed warriors on thoroughbred racing camels crossing beautiful desert sands, high-walled mountain fortresses, palace harems, souks where you can find everyth...
THERE'S A MYSTERY THERE
JONATHAN COTT    Book Number: 91401
Published price: $30
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak', Jonathan Cott first interviewed the artist in 1976 for Rolling Stone following the publication of the trilogy that began with 'Where the Wild Thing...
ARABIC SCRIPT: Styles Variants and Calligraphic Adaptations
GABRIEL MANDEL KHAN    Book Number: 91322
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Paperback

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The exquisite calligraphy and letters of the Arabic alphabet are explained in this thorough and illuminating guide. Writing styles and the alphabet presents an understanding of a culture and civil...
CLASSICAL ART: A Life History from Antiquity to the Present
CAROLINE VOUT    Book Number: 91331
Published price: £34
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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In this beautifully illustrated work of impressive contemporary scholarship, Caroline Vout uses the celebrated double sculpture in marble known as "The Tyrannicides" to argue that the term "Classic...
DAWN OF EGYPTIAN ART
DIANA CRAIG PATCH    Book Number: 91335
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £18.00
Product format: Hardback

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Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York there are illustrations of more than 180 objects created from about 4,000 to 2650 BC presenting the artforms and iconography in which the early...
DEGAS AND THE NUDE
GEORGE SHACKELFORD & X. REY    Book Number: 91337
Published price: £57
Bibliophile price: £24.00
Product format: Hardback

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With contributions by Lucien Freud, Martin Gayford and Anne Rocquebert here is the classical body observed, exploited and exhibited and finally transformed. The nude figure was critical to the art...
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