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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
ALPHABET
BILL WOODROW    Book Number: 88804
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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
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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...
MADE TO LAST
VANESSA MURRAY    Book Number: 88830
Published price: $45
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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
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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...
MASTERING SILHOUETTES
CHARLES BURNS    Book Number: 87616
Bibliophile price: £2.13
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MASTERING SILHOUETTES
WILLIAM BURGES 1827-81
MATTHEW WILLIAMS    Book Number: 88989
Published price: £6
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The Gothic architectural style created a medieval effect and was popularised by such architects as Sir George Gilbert Scott, Alfred Waterhouse and G. E. Street, and of course, William Burges. A la...
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: £20.00
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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...
LIVES OF THE SURREALISTS
DESMOND MORRIS    Book Number: 89122
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Surrealism was a new philosophy of psychic automatism exempted from any aesthetic or moral concern. The Surrealist movement began in Paris in the 1920s and was not in origin and art movement, but ...
LONG DRAWN OUT TRIP: A Memoir
GERALD SCARFE    Book Number: 88858
Published price: £20
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The man famed for his venomous nib, the legendary cartoonist and designer tells his life story for the first time, encompassing sweeping social changes in the 1960s and beyond. For more than half ...
ARTIST'S DAUGHTER: A Fictionalised Memoir
SALLY KIBBLE    Book Number: 89270
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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...
GUERNICA: Painting the End of the World
JAMES ATTLEE    Book Number: 89294
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Pablo Picasso himself said 'Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.' Working on his masterpiece Guernica in his studio in 1937 is the very first full page archive ...
LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE BOOK OF DOOM
SIMON HEWITT    Book Number: 89302
Published price: £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
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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
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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...
1970s BRITAIN IN PICTURES
PA PHOTOS    Book Number: 89501
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The 300 photos shown here have been chosen from the archives of the Press Association, which was founded in 1868 and now has a collection of over 15 million photographs. The 1970s was a decade of c...
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 ...
SCRATCH ART DRAGONS
SARAH WADE    Book Number: 89512
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Scratch the black page artwork to reveal a magical rainbow hidden pattern beneath. Use the 3" wooden scratching tool attached to the big spiral bound book to enjoy all this plus a fun story to com...
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...
YOUNG LEONARDO: The Evolution of a Revolutionary Artist
JEAN-PIERRE ISBOUTS    Book Number: 89651
Published price: $26.99
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A visually rich book which unravels an historical mystery, this is an exceptional insight into the gestation of Leonardo da Vinci as the leading artist of the High Renaissance. The authors bring a...
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 RENAISSANCE ROME Artists and Patrons
JOHN MARCIARI    Book Number: 89665
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Rome is rightly known as the Eternal City, for few other places preserve so many major monuments from so many different ages. The Forum, Pantheon and Colosseum proclaim the ancient past. The Vati...
ART OF THE NORTHERN RENAISSANCE: Courts, Commerce
STEPHANIE PORRAS    Book Number: 89666
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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...
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