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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MANUS x MACHINA: Fashion In the Age of Technology
ANDREW BOLTON & NICHOLAS COPE    Book Number: 91728
Published price: £38
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Paperback

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Featuring new photography of extraordinary pieces including intricate 19th century floral designs by William Morris to handcrafted haute couture designers such as Christian Dior and Alexander McQue...
HOKUSAI: Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji
ANDREAS MARKS    Book Number: 90745
Bibliophile price: £125.00
Product format: Hardback

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Famous First Edition: First printing of 6,000 numbered copies. In this XXL edition, discover Katsushika Hokusai's seminal Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, an artifact of art history and masterpiece ...
BRUEGHEL IN DETAIL
MANFRED SELLINK    Book Number: 92307
Published price: $19.99
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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A division of Abrams, the US fine art publisher, we have two in the series under their Ludion Portable Series. Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569), known for his beautiful landscapes and peasant ...
LEONARDO IN DETAIL
Stefano Zuffi    Book Number: 92309
Published price: $19.99
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Hardback

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The genius Leonardo da Vinci was a philosopher of nature, an inimitable painter, a scientist of the cosmos, explorer of the human body, inventor of technology, intellectual visionary, ruthless crea...
WHISTLER: A Life for Art's Sake
DANIEL SUTHERLAND    Book Number: 92312
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Paperback

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A major biography of James McNeill Whistler, one of the most intriguing and complex and important of America's artists. The first biography in more than 20 years makes use of the artist's private ...
PAINTING RIVERS FROM SOURCE TO SEA
Rob Dudley    Book Number: 92619
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £6.99
Product format: Paperback

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Rivers are extraordinarily beautiful, from the trickle of a stream at its source and its gentle meandering bends, to the expansive estuaries as they meet the sea. In more than 200 images, learn how...
150 YEARS OF CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE
MICHAEL PASCOE    Book Number: 92637
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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A photographic history in big quality softback celebrating the great engineering achievement of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge which he called in his diary 'My first c...
ARTS & CRAFTS HOUSES OF C. F. A. VOYSEY: 29 Postcards
RIBA    Book Number: 92643
Published price: £10.95
Bibliophile price: £6.75
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Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857-1941) specialised in the design of small country houses for wealthy clients, among them H. G. Wells. With their emphasis on ground-hugging horizontality, hipp...
AWAKE IN THE DREAM WORLD: The Art of Audrey Niffenegger
AUDREY NIFFENEGGER    Book Number: 92644
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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The author of her bestselling debut novel 'The Time Traveler's Wife', Audrey Niffenegger is a visual artist and a faculty member at Columbia College in Chicago. As well as strange self-portraits a...
CEZANNE: A Book of 30 Postcards
PATRICE MORRIS    Book Number: 92653
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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Brothers at Rest (1875-76) by Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) shows four young men, two naked, two getting dressed on a summer's day, relaxing after they have been bathing, painted in summery colours of g...
DESIGNS FROM THE VIENNA WORKSHOP:
POMEGRANATE    Book Number: 92658
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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Architect Josef Hoffmann and designer and painter Koloman Moser founded the Vienna Workshop or Wiener Werkstätte after parting ways with the Vienna Secession. From 1903-32 the cooperative of artis...
FANTASY TRAVEL: Vintage People on Photo Postcards
TOM PHILLIPS    Book Number: 92660
Published price: £15
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Our dear late friend ex-Python Terry Jones in his foreword says 'Did they imagine, as they took their poses, that their friends and families would think they had really flown in an aeroplane or a b...
INDIAN MINIATURE PAINTINGS: A Folio of 10 Notecards
Unknown    Book Number: 92671
Published price: $10.95
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A woman dishes out food from a large golden pot. This Indian lady may be a servant or she may instead have lovingly prepared the food for her own family. Carefully placed around her in the foregr...
LEONARDO DA VINCI: Under the Skin
MICHAEL & STEPHEN FARTHING    Book Number: 92677
Published price: £14.95
Bibliophile price: £9.50
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A new examination of Leonardo da Vinci's (1452-1519) ground-breaking anatomical drawings presented by two brothers, one a painter and the other a doctor. They discuss the artistic and scientific s...
MANET PAINTS MONET: A Summer In Argenteuil
WILLIBALD SAUERLANDER    Book Number: 92679
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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The cruel Siege of Paris during the winter of 1870-1871, the Paris Commune and its bloody suppression in 1871 saw two of the most prominent painters of modern life remaining in the besieged capital...
PAINTINGS OF NEW YORK: 30 Oversized Postcards
MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK    Book Number: 92685
Published price: £10
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Brooklyn Bridge, a night view of St Patrick's Cathedral 1956, Jefferson Market Court House 1881, bold Art Deco colours by Bascove in the image of Pershing Square Bridge 1993 contrast with the delic...
POSTERS: A Century of Summer Exhibitions
MARK POMEROY    Book Number: 92688
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Paperback

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The Associate Royal Academician Frederick Walker is widely credited with having produced the first artist-designed advertisement in Britain, with his 1871 design for the Olympic Theatre's productio...
RENOIR: A Folio of Ten Notecards
THE BARNES FOUNDATION    Book Number: 92691
Published price: $10.95
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) exhibited with the Impressionists in the 1870s and early 1880s and went on to paint for three more decades, focussing on the bucolic landscapes of the South of Fra...
TATE: BRIEF LESSONS IN RULE BREAKING
FRANCES AMBLER    Book Number: 92700
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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Take a step out of the system and be encouraged and inspired by the artistic avant-garde with wise words on stealing, holding yourself back, probing pain, discovering you are not a creative genius,...
V&A PATTERN: SANDERSON 1954-74 Book and CD-ROM
MARY SCHOESER    Book Number: 92701
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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Founded in 1860 by Arthur Sanderson and initially providing only wall coverings, the manufacturer introduced paints and associated supplies in 1900, illustrated style guides in 1911, and printed fa...
CATS OF PARIS AND ELSEWHERE
LILA DE NOBILI    Book Number: 92747
Published price: £15.95
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Finely drawn sketches, portraits and fantasies by one of the major theatre and opera, stage and costume designers of the 20th century, many of Lila De Nobili's colour artworks have never been previ...
PAPERSCAPES: London
SANDRA LAWRENCE    Book Number: 92793
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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Utterly unique, press-out over 50 landmark buildings to transform your book into a work of art. Once the card buildings have been removed and constructed, you can fan out the book to create your o...
UNDERGROUND CITIES
MARK OVENDEN    Book Number: 92807
Published price: £32
Bibliophile price: £18.50
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'Mapping the Tunnels, Transits and Networks Beneath Our Feet', Ovenden goes deep below the surface of more than 30 cities to examine them from the bottom up. The aerial view of Greater ...
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