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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PORTRAIT: The Life of Thomas Eakins
Book number: 93411 Product format: Paperback Author: WILLIAM S. MCFEELY
Published price: $15.95
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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In 1904, American artist Thomas Eakins gave us a painting of a beautiful woman, rich in ineffable sadness. Deftly with a small brush and the marriage of colour he painted her lustrous eyes, the ri...
INSPIRATION BEHIND TINTIN: The Real Herge
Book number: 93413 Product format: Hardback Author: SIAN LYE
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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Hergé, otherwise known as Georges Prosper Remi, is one of the best-loved authors in history, yet also one of the most controversial. He created only 24 Tintin books, but The Adventures of Tintin h...
RENZO PIANO
Book number: 93414 Product format: Hardback Author: AURORA CUITO
Published price: $15
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Born in Genoa in 1937, Renzo Piano while studying architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan, worked with Franco Albini. The projects of his father, who was an architect as well, were a very importa...
24 PREMIUM COLOURING PENCILS
Book number: 91446 Product format: Unknown Author: SCRIBBLES STATIONERY
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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Organised in a presentation tin with an Impressionist harbourside view with ladies and parasols and men in Panama hats, flags in the breeze and sailboats and steamboats out to sea, the protective b...
HIROSHIGE: ONE HUNDRED FAMOUS VIEWS OF EDO
Book number: 93045 Product format: Hardback Author: MELANIE TREDE & LORENZ BICHLER
Bibliophile price: £50.00
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With rich colour on every illustration, this reprint is made from one of the finest complete original sets of woodblock prints belonging to the Ota Memorial Museum of Art in Tokyo. Utagawa Hiroshig...
HOKUSAI

New HOKUSAI

Book number: 93540 Product format: Hardback Author: RHIANNON PAGET
Bibliophile price: £14.00
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Meet the artist whose majestic breaking wave sent ripples across the world. Hokusai (1760-1849) is not only one of the giants of Japanese art and a legend of the Edo period, but also a founding fat...
SCIENCE ILLUSTRATION: A History of Visual Knowledge
Book number: 93546 Product format: Hardback Author: ANNA ESCARDO
Bibliophile price: £60.00
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Explore here the work of more than 700 scientists and over 300 discoveries in anatomy, physics, chemistry, astronomy, mechanics, and many other scientific fields, through the visual works that brin...
DECODING MAGRITTE
Book number: 93566 Product format: Hardback Author: SILVANO LEVY
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £12.50
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Magritte's mature work is instantly recognisable with its smooth surrealistic surfaces, geometric precision and conceptual challenges to the whole idea of representation. Using interviews with peop...
LAST LEONARDO
Book number: 93575 Product format: Paperback Author: BEN LEWIS
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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The documentary filmmaker and art critic Ben Lewis tells the story of the world's most expensive painting in formidably researched detail. His patient historical investigation into the history, di...
MUSEUM BY THE PARK: 14 Queen Anne's Gate
Book number: 93580 Product format: Hardback Author: MAX BRYANT
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £8.50
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"Knowing the old, you well understand the new." This motto is inscribed on a bust of the 18th century antiquarian Charles Townley, for whom the house at 14 Queen Anne's Gate, formerly 7 Park Street...
HAUTE COUTURE: Fashion in Detail
Book number: 93323 Product format: Hardback Author: EDITED BY CLARE WILCOX
Bibliophile price: £29.00
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Among the many beautiful books that have landed on Bibliophile's shelves, none can have been more gorgeous than this big volume from the Victoria and Albert Museum's costume collection. With a clos...
HUGH THOMSON'S ILLUSTRATIONS: Set of Three
Book number: 93609 Product format: Unknown Author: HUGH THOMSON
Bibliophile price: £14.00
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We have three in this set of facsimile reprints to collect of the glorious and affectionate pen and ink illustrations to the original 1890s publications. Set contains Jane Austen's Mansfield Park ...
EGON SCHIELE: The Complete Paintings 1909-1918
Book number: 81863 Product format: Hardback Author: EDITED BY TOBIAS NATTER
Bibliophile price: £99.00
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Over the course of his short life, Austrian artist Egon Schiele (1890-1918) blazed a turbulent Expressionist trail. A child prodigy, young rebel and chronic provocateur, he caused uproar among the...
KAY NIELSEN'S A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS
Book number: 93051 Product format: Hardback Author: KAY NIELSEN
Bibliophile price: £50.00
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Taschen revive the most ambitious publication project of beloved Danish artist Kay Nielsen. In the late 1910s, in a Europe ravaged by World War I, illustrator Kay Nielsen put the finishing touches...
BRIDGES: Heroic Designs that Changed the World
Book number: 93445 Product format: Hardback Author: DAN CRUICKSHANK
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £12.00
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The best bridges are both functional and beautiful, with the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco one of the most celebrated, closely followed by the Roman Pont du Gard in France, Brunel's Clifton S...
BRITISH LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS: PORTFOLIO 1:
Book number: 93446 Product format: Hardback Author: HOMER SYKES
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £9.00
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These wonderful award-winning contemporary images speak louder than words about our society today, from cream teas in Sussex to the seedy back streets of London. The purpose of the awards is not ju...
GILLIAMESQUE: A PRE-POSTHUMOUS MEMOIR
Book number: 93460 Product format: Hardback Author: TERRY GILLIAM
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £12.00
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Python Terry Jones is a longstanding friend of Bibliophile's. His near neighbour, the illustrator and brilliant animator Terry Gilliam, has the deadpan Minnesota farm boy take on Monty Python's Fly...
ALPS

New ALPS

Book number: 93509 Product format: Paperback Author: UDO BERNHART & B. MOGGE
Bibliophile price: £12.50
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A vast mountain range stretching from west to east over seven countries forms a barrier of rock, snow, and ice in the middle of Europe. This illustrated book shows the scenic diversity and beauty o...
ARGENTINA

New ARGENTINA

Book number: 93511 Product format: Paperback Author: KATJA SASSMANNSHAUSEN
Bibliophile price: £13.50
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The name Argentina is derived from the Latin argentum, or silver. Between the Atlantic coast in the east and the Andes in the west stretches the vast grassland of the Pampas and Patagonias. Here y...
AUSTRALIA

New AUSTRALIA

Book number: 93512 Product format: Unknown Author: ANTHONY HAM & DONNA WHEELER
Bibliophile price: £15.00
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Australia, situated between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, is rich in rainforest, deserts, and mountains. Geological wonders such as the Uluru, the Outback, or the Great Barrier Reef characterize t...
BRAZIL

New BRAZIL

Book number: 93513 Product format: Paperback Author: KATJA SASSMANNSHAUSEN
Bibliophile price: £12.00
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It is difficult to define Brazil as a country; it is rather the sum of countries with very different characteristics such as the Amazon region with the longest river and the largest rainforest in t...
CANADA

New CANADA

Book number: 93515 Product format: Paperback Author: KARL-HEINZ RAACH & B. MOGGE
Bibliophile price: £15.00
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In over 500 pictures, this volume shows the multifaceted wilderness of Canada. Canada borders the USA in the south and the Arctic Circle in the north. This results in a landscape diversity with en...
CHILE

New CHILE

Book number: 93516 Product format: Paperback Author: MARION TRUTTER
Bibliophile price: £12.00
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Chile stretches along the Pacific coast of South America, west of the Andes, and is the longest country in the world from north to south. The contrasting landscape offers the Atacama Desert in the ...
CHINA

New CHINA

Book number: 93517 Product format: Unknown Author: PEGGY KAMES
Bibliophile price: £12.00
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Modern megacities, breathtaking natural backdrops, and a varied cultural landscape with a long tradition - China captivates with its contrasts and unbelievable diversity. The most populous country ...
COSTA RICA
Book number: 93518 Product format: Unknown Author: PETRA ENDER & ELLEN SPIELMANN
Bibliophile price: £12.00
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Costa Rica captivates with tropical rain forest, high mountain ranges, volcanoes, and fertile high valleys with coffee and fruit plantations. The two coasts of the country boast fine white sandy be...
CUBA

New CUBA

Book number: 93519 Product format: Unknown Author: KARL-HEINZ RAACH
Bibliophile price: £12.00
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Cuba is synonymous with sugar and cigars, rum and revolution, classic cars and socialism, dream beaches and music. But it is also a country that has protected one-fifth of its surface area. This bo...
FLANDERS AND BRUSSELS
Book number: 93520 Product format: Paperback Author: J. ETZOLD & K. SASSMANNSHAUSEN
Bibliophile price: £14.00
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Proud towers, picturesque market squares with magnificent town halls, dreamy tranquil canals and bridges - Flanders owes everything to the sea and trade. With its cities like Bruges, Antwerp, and G...
GUATEMALA

New GUATEMALA

Book number: 93521 Product format: Paperback Author: PETRA ENDER & S. VON KIENLIN
Bibliophile price: £12.00
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Guatemala is considered the land of eternal spring. Tropical rain forests, mountainous highlands, bubbling volcanoes, black lava sand beaches, fresh fruits and strange smells - this illustrated boo...
ICELAND

New ICELAND

Book number: 93522 Product format: Paperback Author: PETRA ENDER, BERNHARD MOGGE
Bibliophile price: £15.00
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Iceland's spectacular landscape is characterized by volcanism and abundance of water. Volcanoes, geysers, thermal springs, and lava fields are typical for the Nordic island state. This illustrated ...
INDIA

New INDIA

Book number: 93523 Product format: Paperback Author: K. SASSMANNSHAUSEN, T. SCHEU
Bibliophile price: £14.00
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Snow-capped Himalayan mountains, palm-fringed sandy beaches, impenetrable tropical jungles and majestic tigers, wild elephants and brilliant birds are just some of the attractions India has to offe...
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