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: £3.00
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: £3.75
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: £1.00
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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...
BATEMAN'S: The National Trust DVD
JOHN CASSY & BARBARA GIBBON    Book Number: 82857
Bibliophile price: £1.50
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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: £1.50
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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...
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...
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...
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...
KIDS' DESIGN
MICHELLE GALINDO    Book Number: 83549
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Hardback

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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...
GLORY AND HONOUR: The Renaissance in Scotland
ANDREA THOMAS    Book Number: 83908
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Renaissance, a cultural and intellectual movement which spread outwards from Italy to Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries, is often thought to have eluded Scotland, but as the author demonstr...
X-RAY: See Through the World Around You
NICK VEASEY    Book Number: 83958
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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Nick Veasey creates works of art by the simple means of using images from X-rays and security scanners, working in a lead-lined room and varying the exposure to reveal the hidden structures below t...
CARTIER TIME ART: Mechanics of Passion
JACK FORSTER    Book Number: 83850
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £18.00
Product format: Hardback

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A showcase for the Cartier fine watchmaking collection, this gorgeous book features iconic pieces in which there is a perfect fusion of mechanics and design. The Astroregulateur leads the field, wi...
YOUNG MICHELANGELO: A Biography
JOHN SPIKE    Book Number: 83878
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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Renowned for his sublime painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's talent showed at an early age. Initially taught by Ghirlandaio, to whom he was apprenticed at the age of 13, i...
TALK ABOUT TRIBAL ART
BERENICE GEOFFROY-SCHNEITER    Book Number: 84143
Published price: £18.95
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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A troupe of African, American, Asian or Oceanic masks and ancestor effigies stare out at us, often sporting threatening snarls, bristling beards, lolling tongues and pointed canines. Are tribal so...
RENDEZVOUS WITH ART
PHILIPPE DE MONTEBELLO    Book Number: 84099
Published price: £19.95
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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The former director of New York's Metropolitan Museum tours the world's major galleries in the company of a leading British art critic who has had the distinction of sitting for Lucian Freud, and t...
BUDDHA: THE BRITISH MUSEUM
DELIA PEMBERTON    Book Number: 84336
Published price: $15.95
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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Buddhism views the world we perceive as an illusion. In accordance with the law of cause and effect, or karma (literally 'action') the soul is propelled into an endless series of reincarnations. ...
PICASSO AND MODERN BRITISH ART
JAMES BEECHY & CHRIS STEPHENS    Book Number: 84354
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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A big beautiful 2012 first edition exhibition catalogue published by Tate Britain. The front cover shows Pablo Picasso's Nude Woman in a Red Armchair from 1932 to grace the cover of this huge, hea...
RAYMOND MASON
MICHAEL EDWARDS    Book Number: 84359
Published price: £42
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Hardback

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A friend of Giacometti, Balthus and Bacon, born in 1922, Raymond Mason established an international reputation chiefly through a number of monumental works in Paris, Montreal, New York, Washington ...
PAINTING WITH BOTH HANDS: SOPHIE WALBEOFFE
SOPHIE WALBEOFFE    Book Number: 84515
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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With an Introduction by Edward Lucie-Smith. The advice to "paint with both hands" came from Sophie Walbeoffe's mentor Cecil Collins, her tutor at Central school in the mid-80s, who also taught the...
AUCTIONEER: ADVENTURES IN THE ART TRADE
SIMON DE PURY & W. STADIEM    Book Number: 84437
Published price: $25.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Hardback

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Flamboyant television auctioneer Simon de Pury, nicknamed "the man with the golden gavel", tells his own diamond-encrusted story. Realising he will never make a creative artist himself, he finds em...
ON THE ESTATE: Memoirs of a Russian Lady
MARIAMNA DAVYDOFF    Book Number: 83078
Published price: $22.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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In 1983 Olga Davydoff Dax was travelling in the US and decided to pay a visit to a cousin in Long Island. Her mother was Mariamna Davydoff who, on her death in 1961, left her three albums of waterc...
BERENICE ABBOTT: Thames & Hudson Photofile
HANK O'NEAL    Book Number: 84656
Published price: $15.95
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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A very collectable critical introduction and showcase of the distinguished photographer in an attractive and accessible format. Born in Ohio in 1898, Berenice Abbott moved to Paris in 1921 where h...
EGON SCHIELE: World of Art
FRANK WHITFORD    Book Number: 84661
Published price: $19.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Royal Academy of Arts exhibition begins 4th Nov 2018 - 3rd Feb 2019. Here's your chance to gen up first! Egon Schiele was born in 1890 at the railway station where his father worked, in Tulln...
GREAT WAR AT SEA: The Opening Salvos
BOB CARRUTHERS    Book Number: 84807
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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A remarkable gallery of artworks, presented on big glossy white pages, all in original line art, charcoal and pencil drawings, the books showcases the work of contemporary combat artists and illust...
LOOKING AT BIRDS: An Antidote to Field Guides
JOHN BUSBY    Book Number: 84813
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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Living birds present a far more fascinating range of shape and posture, colour and shading. Often their anatomy is hidden by leaves, their plumage colours are changed by light or their feet are ou...
RODOLPHE BRESDIN: An Incorrigible Bohemian
TREVOR DANCE    Book Number: 85006
Published price: £29.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Glamorous hardbound first edition with dozens of full page artworks and plates of etchings, pen and ink drawings, a detail from The Town of Fantasy, lithographs on vellum, this book is the first mo...
WILD IN EUROPE: Art by Renso Tamse
FOREWORD BY ALAN LEE    Book Number: 84830
Published price: £38
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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Beautifully summarised by our friend Alan Lee in his foreword, 'Today we have more means of accessing images of wildlife. We can view them in real time or through high-definition photography but se...
JAPANESE PRINTS DURING THE ALLIED OCCUPATION 1945-1952
LAWRENCE SMITH    Book Number: 84350
Published price: $55
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Following World War Two, much of urban Japan lay in ruins, the land occupied by foreign powers for the first time in the country's history. To many it seemed everything was lost, yet it had an abi...
BIRTH OF A REPUBLIC
HANCHAO LU    Book Number: 85018
Published price: £32
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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During the Chinese Revolution of 1911, photographs of the upheaval were rare, but an American photographer, Francis Stafford (1884-1938), was working for Commercial Press in Shanghai, and consequen...
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