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: £1.00
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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...
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...
LOVEBIRDS AND OTHER WILD SWEETHEARTS
LIZ TEMPERLEY    Book Number: 88223
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
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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...
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...
MADE TO LAST
VANESSA MURRAY    Book Number: 88830
Published price: $45
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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....
YE BERLYN TAPESTRIE:
JOHN HASSALL & MIKE WEBB    Book Number: 88507
Published price: £9.99
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A terrific parody of the Bayeux Tapestry first drawn over a hundred years ago, here is the satirical response by pioneering British illustrator John Hassall to the sense of outrage that gripped Bri...
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
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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...
LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE BOOK OF DOOM
SIMON HEWITT    Book Number: 89302
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £4.25
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A great artistic detective story which turns our understanding of Leonardo da Vinci upside down. Simon Hewitt demonstrates that Leonardo's only male portrait (The Musician) depicts Bianca Sforza's...
BLUEPRINT
THERESIA ENZENSBERGER    Book Number: 89357
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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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...
CONUNDRUM: Puzzles in the Grotesque Tapestry Series
CHARISSA BREMER-DAVID    Book Number: 89025
Published price: £14.99
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In the French royal tapestry manufactory of Beauvais in the late 1680s, the Grotesques series of tapestries were conceived and woven. Hugely popular, 50 sets of tapestries (usually composing of six...
COLOSSEUM OPERATIONS MANUAL: From AD80 to the Present Day
NIGEL RODGERS    Book Number: 89014
Published price: £22.99
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The great ellipse of the Colosseum still dominates the centre of Rome as it has done for nearly 2,000 years. Attracting more than five million visitors a year, it is one of the Seven Wonders of the...
ART TREASURES OF THE MAHABHARATA
BHAKTISIDDHANTA    Book Number: 89506
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'Arjuna to single combat. At that moment dark rainclouds and flashes of lightning appeared in the sky, along with the rainbow of Indra. When Surya saw how Indra had appeared there out of affection ...
PATTERN AND THE SECRETS OF LASTING DESIGN
EMMA BRIDGEWATER    Book Number: 89612
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The inside story of Emma Bridgewater's beloved pottery and homeware designs. Emma established her successful business in 1985 producing a range of mugs, jugs and teapots inspired by traditional sh...
PICTURA PRINTS: London
CLAIRE ROLLETT    Book Number: 89475
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12 of London's iconic landmarks including the Royal Albert Hall, St Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, i...
ART OF THE NORTHERN RENAISSANCE: Courts, Commerce
STEPHANIE PORRAS    Book Number: 89666
Published price: £24.99
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Alongside paintings by artists from Jan van Eyck to Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Greenwich royal armour attributed to Hans Holbein, altarpieces, sculptures and engravings, Porras discovers architectur...
THIS IS BACON
KITTY HAUSER & C. CHRISTOFOROU    Book Number: 89701
Published price: £9.95
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Francis Bacon was one of the giants dominating the artistic landscape of the mid 20th century. This highly illustrated book features 19 of his major works in stunning and original colour illustrat...
CREATIVITY CODE: How AI is Learning to Write, Paint & Think
MARCUS DU SAUTOY    Book Number: 89827
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Hardback

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Could a machine one day create a truly original work of art? Illuminating not only the work of coders and creators but the mathematics of chaos that underpin art and our emotional responses to it,...
50 GREATEST CASTLES AND PALACES OF THE WORLD
GILLY PICKUP    Book Number: 89710
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From the flamboyance of Germany's fairy tale Neuschwanstein Castle to the Gothic, Dracula-inspiring Bram Castle perched in the craggy peaks of Romania's Carpathian Mountains, Tokyo's Imperial Palac...
ALISON JACKSON: STERN FOTOGRAFIE
EDITED BY JOHANNES ERLER    Book Number: 89711
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A Princess Diana lookalike stares straight out of the picture and gives us the finger, Prince Charles sits at an easel measuring up a fig-leafed Camilla for his watercolour, while with impeccable d...
ART OF NEIL GAIMAN
HAYLEY CAMPBELL    Book Number: 90088
Published price: $39.99
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With his blockbusting novels, films, blogs, cartoon art, guest appearances on The Simpsons and authorship of two episodes of Doctor Who, the fantasy and sci-fi maestro Neil Gaiman has excelled at e...
MARVEL EXPANDING UNIVERSE WALL CHART
UNIVERSE PUBLISHING    Book Number: 90130
Published price: £15.99
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This pictorial panorama of more than 300 Marvel Comics characters extends to a full, mind-boggling 12 feet, featuring the work of the finest comic artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. The revers...
FRENCH PAINTING 1100-1830
VALENTIN GRIVET    Book Number: 90168
Bibliophile price: £9.50
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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...
PICASSO'S BRAIN: The Basis of Creative Genius
CHRISTINE TEMPLE    Book Number: 90212
Published price: £12.99
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Picasso believed that intelligence was relevant to the creative process, saying "one can see the intelligence in each of Manet's brushstrokes", and although there is no psychometric assessment of h...
PICASSO PORTRAITS
ELIZABETH COWLING    Book Number: 89131
Published price: £24.95
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Portraiture and the human figure remained Pablo Picasso's prime subject and favourite genre throughout his life. His earliest portraits were done from life, and reveal a precocious ability to catc...
ARTISTS' MATERIALS: The Complete Source Book
EMMA PEARCE    Book Number: 90223
Published price: £11.99
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Completely revised and updated, the Complete Source Book of Methods and Media is a compact, indispensable and comprehensive practical guide for all experienced and aspiring artists. Get the most o...
DAY OUT IN LONDON: Build Your Own Moving Model
THE NATIONAL GALLERY    Book Number: 90234
Published price: £9.99
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Bend the card into shape before gluing with PVA wood glue and leave each piece to dry before moving on to the next. The ingenious, pre-cut cardboard kit creates a layered landscape featuring hand-...
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE TREASURES FROM THE V&A
P. WILLIAMSON AND P. MOTTURE    Book Number: 89941
Published price: $27.50
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The Victoria and Albert Museum has one of the world's greatest collections of medieval and Renaissance artefacts, and this selection of around 60 of them displays not only their beauty but also the...
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