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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BECKMANN & AMERICA: Art to Hear Book and CD
HATJE KANTZ    Book Number: 75693
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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41 important paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture present the 'Half American' Max Beckmann (1884-1950) in an entirely new art and listening experience. Here is a virtual visit to an exhibitio...
WORLD OF J. G. BROWN
MARTHA HOPPIN    Book Number: 77682
Published price: $50
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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John George Brown (born 1831) was, and still is, most associated with the image of the entrepreneurial young bootblack, American children from immigrant families. He had himself emigrated from Eng...
EDWARD JERMAN: 1605-1668
HELEN COLLINS    Book Number: 78056
Published price: £42.25
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Following the Great Fire of London in 1666, Edward Jerman, considered 'The City's most able known artist' was invited by a committee composed of the Corporation of the City and the Mercer's Company...
PERSONA
SUSAN BROWN    Book Number: 78677
Published price: £22
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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'Female impersonation is all about transition. I choose to emulate women who exude sex appeal, glamour and shock value. If I had been born a woman that's who I would have been.' Fiona is a gender ...
MAKING MISCHIEF: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation
GREGORY MAGUIRE    Book Number: 79382
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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It amazed us to be reminded that it is now over half a century since the publication of Maurice Sendak's multi-million selling, multiple award-winning Where the Wild Things Are, first published in ...
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...
THE ART GUIDE: New York
MORGAN FALCONER    Book Number: 79485
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Paperback

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New York City, among its many attractions, offers an unrivalled range of the world's art in museums and galleries. However, the problem with such a large number of premises exhibiting so much art i...
ECKSTEIN SHAHNAMA: An Ottoman Book of Kings
WILL KWIATKOWSKI    Book Number: 79509
Published price: £15
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Firdausi's epic poem The Shahnama is a celebration of Iran's ancient tradition of kingship. The Eckstein Shahnama is a lavishly illuminated and illustrated Ottoman copy of the work, completed in t...
MATISSE: Tate Introductions
JULIETTE RIZZI    Book Number: 79535
Published price: £6.99
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Henri Matisse is considered one of the leaders of the Fauvist movement and developed his interest in the decorative and experimented with flatness of colour. He created a large and diverse body of ...
BRITISH THEATRES AND MUSIC HALLS
JOHN EARL    Book Number: 80644
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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From 1986-1995 the author was Director of The Theatres Trust, the body charged by Act of Parliament with 'the better protection of theatres.' This very attractive Shire handbook is packed with bot...
APOSTLES OF BEAUTY: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago
EDITED BY JUDITH BARTER    Book Number: 80779
Published price: $45
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Arts and Crafts movement was a rebellion against the uninspired machine-made or factory produced items. Inspired by the writings of John Ruskin, people such as William Morris here in Britain an...
ART: The Groundbreaking Moments
FLORIAN HEINE    Book Number: 80783
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
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Fascinating account of the development of art through its major developments. The 14th century painter Giotto was praised by poets and writers, who held him in esteem as 'there was nothing in Natur...
ART OF LOUVRE'S TUILERIES GARDEN
COREY, DEITZ, FONKENELL ET AL    Book Number: 80785
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Created by Catherine de Medici and redesigned in the 17th century by the French master Le Notre, the Tuileries Garden lies at the heart of Paris, forming an extension to the Tuileries Palace which ...
BERNHARD GUTMANN: An American Impressionist
PERCY NORTH    Book Number: 80793
Published price: $85
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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Impressionist artist Bernhard Gutmann, born 1869 in Germany, moved to the America in his early twenties, soon becoming a major, much-admired figure in the art world. His use of colour, as well as h...
ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF GENESIS: The Complete Text
EDITED BY MICHELLE PICKERING    Book Number: 80857
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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The first book of the Old Testament is entitled 'The First Book of Moses', commonly called Genesis. The first five books known as The Pentateuch or Torah are traditionally attributed to Moses, but...
LETTER BY LETTER: An Alphabetical Miscellany
LAURENT PFLUGHAUPT    Book Number: 80874
Published price: £15
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Designer, calligrapher and artist Laurent Pflughaupt analyses each letter of the Roman alphabet in detail. Letters are more than building blocks in our language - some people believe they form the...
READY TO PAINT: London In Watercolour
GEOFF KERSEY    Book Number: 80878
Published price: $17.95
Bibliophile price: £2.25
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Six reusable tracings pull out from this big instructional softback - Nelson's Column, Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral from the Millenni...
MASTERPIECES CLASSICAL ART
DYFRI WILLIAMS    Book Number: 80887
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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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 ...
MIRO: The Experience of Seeing, Late Works 1963-1981
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM    Book Number: 80894
Published price: $35
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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Joan Miró was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1893, and was a leader in the abstract form. In the 1920s he was at the centre of the evolution of the modern art connected to the Parisian avant-garde. T...
PHOTOGRAPHY: The Groundbreaking Moments
FLORIAN HEINE    Book Number: 80912
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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Before the invention of photography, artists experimented with mirrors, optical devices and the camera obscura to create images which they could then sketch and paint over. It was a way of dealing ...
RAY ELLIS IN RETROSPECT
VALERIE ANN LEEDS    Book Number: 80915
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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Ray Ellis is an impressionist painter for the modern world, recording the luminous play of light and shade on the sandy beaches of Martha's Vineyard, and further south the lush gardens and restrain...
REMBRANDT'S CENTURY
JAMES A GANZ    Book Number: 80917
Published price: £22.50
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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During the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century, prints were eminently popular, created in vast numbers by both artists and professional printmakers. Of them all, it was probably Rembrandt van Rijn...
VAN GOGH REPETITIONS
E. RATHBONE W. ROBINSON ET AL    Book Number: 80944
Published price: £35
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Popular perceptions of Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) frequently envision him working before nature in an intense frenzy, yet his method was often controlled and deliberate. This is the first book t...
CHASM IN TIME: Scottish War Art and Artists
PATRICIA ANDREW    Book Number: 81276
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £9.00
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An exciting visual record of Scotland's experience of war during the 20th century which explores not only the First and Second World Wars, but also the South African War which was still ongoing in ...
PAINT LIKE RENOIR:
DAMIAN CALLAN    Book Number: 81324
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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Learn to build up a painting in thin layers of diluted paint, by first establishing the dark values and half-tones, then going on to strengthen the lighter areas with fine trails of thicker paint. ...
FIVE CENTURIES OF BRITISH PAINTING
ANDREW WILTON    Book Number: 81352
Published price: £8.95
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Here Andrew Wilton, Keeper and Senior Research Fellow at Tate Britain, traces the story of British painting from its hesitant beginnings under the influence of Henry VIII's favourite German, Hans H...
GAINSBOROUGH
WILLIAM VAUGHAN    Book Number: 81353
Published price: £8.95
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Another in Thames and Hudson's excellent World of Art series, this time we examine the work and life of a great British master, Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88). Perhaps the important theme of the bo...
LANGUAGE OF ORNAMENT
JAMES TRILLING     Book Number: 81354
Published price: £8.95
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Paperback

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From the much revered and heavyweight quality Thames & Hudson World of Art series, here is a decorative arts classic. Ornament, the art of decorative patterning, has given rise to some of the most ...
AZTEC DOUBLE-HEADED SERPENT DVD
MASTERPIECES BRITISH MUSEUM    Book Number: 81437
Bibliophile price: £2.25
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The turquoise mosaic of a double-headed serpent is one of the most alluring objects in the British Museum's Mexican Gallery. Made over 500 years ago this icon of Aztec art is admired for its symme...
SHIVA AND PARVATI SEATED ON A TERRACE DVD
THE BRITISH MUSEUM    Book Number: 81458
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The great Hindu god Shiva is worshipped and depicted in many forms as yogi, hunter, destroyer, lord of the cosmic dance. Yet one exquisite picture in the British Museum shows this wild deity in a ...
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