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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SALE OF THE LATE KING'S GOODS:
JERRY BROTTON    Book Number: 87664
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
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Anthony van Dyck completed his massive canvas of King Charles on horseback with Monsieur de St. Antoine in 1633, just months after coming to London and being appointed as Principal Painter in Ordin...
HISTORICAL TYPES: From Gutenberg to Ashendene
STAN KNIGHT    Book Number: 87577
Published price: £39.95
Bibliophile price: £16.00
Product format: Hardback

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Forty classic typefaces are featured in this beautiful book which will be of absorbing interest to both art historians and modern designers. Each font has a double spread which shows the font at or...
LONDONERS: Secret Scenes of the Capital 1960-1989
ROBERT HALLMANN    Book Number: 87580
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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In 1956, Robert Hallman visited London for a day and fell in love with the city forever, using up two films on his camera rather than the usual one image per scene allowance he limited himself to w...
EL GRECO TO VELAZQUEZ: Art During the Reign of Philip III
SARAH SCHROTH AND RONNI BAER    Book Number: 87478
Published price: £51
Bibliophile price: £27.50
Product format: Hardback

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Imported from the USA we have a 2008 rare Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University fine art publication. During the reign of Philip III of Spain (1598-1621) picture ...
REGARDING WARHOL: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years
MARK ROSENTHAL ET AL    Book Number: 87491
Published price: $60
Bibliophile price: £19.00
Product format: Hardback

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A spectacular Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York publication with 308 illustrations in full colour and a timeline from 1961 to 2012 when in March of that year 'Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal' op...
SINAN: Architect of Suleyman the Magnificent
JOHN FREELY & A. R. BURELLI    Book Number: 87946
Published price: £28
Bibliophile price: £14.00
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The son of Christians, Sinan's knowledge of Ottoman architecture came from two centuries of Turkish building practices and from his observations of Byzantine edifices, above all from the archetype ...
VU: The Story of a Magazine that Made an Era
MICHEL FRIZOT & C. DE VEIGY    Book Number: 87952
Published price: £48
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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The French weekly magazine 'Vu' ran over 600 issues between 21st March 1928 and 29th May 1940. It spearheaded the media revolution of the 20s, with its extensive use of photography like a cinema n...
JOHN SINGER SARGENT: Masterpieces of Art
JANET STYLES TYSON    Book Number: 83800
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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Glossy white paper and minimal captions do justice to these full page quality colour images by the master portraitist and landscape watercolorist. John Singer Sargent depicted scenes from his many...
IN THE SHADOW OF THE RAJ: Derry Moore In India
FOREWORD BY MARK TULLY    Book Number: 88013
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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Anita Desai said, "India is a curious place that still preserves the past religions, and its history. No matter how modern India becomes, it is still very much an old country." Derry Moore began ...
10,000 YEARS OF ART
PHAIDON PRESS LIMITED    Book Number: 87849
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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A compact guide to the whole of art history, from 8,000 BC to the present day. 500 masterworks from all cultures are presented in chronological order so that readers can compare what was being cre...
SEAMLESS FROM BIBA: A Life in Design
BARBARA HULANICKI    Book Number: 87725
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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The glamour of BIBA was global, dictating a sophisticated inner city lifestyle, selling furniture and food, high fashion and cosmetics with nightclub, ritzy restaurant and exotic roof garden replac...
CHARLES & RAY EAMES: Pioneers of Mid-Century Modernism
GLORIA KOENIG & PETER GÖSSEL    Book Number: 86809
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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The creative duo Charles Eames (1907-1978) and Ray Kaiser Eames (1912-1988) were one of the most transformative forces in design history and nothing says modernist perfection like the Eames chair a...
EVOLUTION OF TYPE: A Graphic Guide to 100 Landmark Typefaces
TONY SEDDON    Book Number: 87801
Published price: $29.95
Bibliophile price: £11.00
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Can you recognise your Selva, a blackletter based on medieval calligraphy (2012) from your Geometric Sans Serif Futura (1927-1930)? Examining letters from metal type to open type, here is a journe...
EYES OF THE WORLD: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro
MARC ARONSON & M. BUDHOS    Book Number: 87802
Published price: $22.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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'If your pictures aren?t good enough, you aren't close enough.' Robert Capa and Gerda Taro were young Jewish refugees, idealistic and in love. As photographers in the 1930s, they set off to captur...
PAINTER OF PEDIGREE: Thomas Weaver of Shrewsbury
LAWRENCE TREVELYAN WEAVER    Book Number: 87826
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £15.00
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Sub-titled 'Animal Artist of the Agricultural Revolution', Thomas Weaver was one of a small group of artists who pioneered paintings of livestock. At the end of the 18th century, novel methods of ...
ARCHIPOPS: Six Pop-Up Notecards: Bridges
CORINA FLETCHER    Book Number: 87890
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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The finest paper engineering on quality white card, the line art literally pops into 3D with fluorescent orange on the reverse of the card making a reflective image on the outline scenery behind. ...
MEXIQUE 1932-1934: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paul Strand
CLÉMENT CHÉROUX & A. SIRE    Book Number: 87584
Published price: £30.50
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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This is an exceptional collection of work exhibiting Henri Cartier-Bresson and Paul Strand's portfolios from during their respective visits to Mexico between 1932 and 1934. The book is curated by J...
ART OF THE BIBLE: Illuminated Manuscripts
SCOT MCKENDRICK & K. DOYLE    Book Number: 87766
Published price: £60
Bibliophile price: £30.00
Product format: Hardback

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Spanning one thousand years, this magnificent and sumptuous book considers the history and significance of 45 illuminated biblical manuscripts providing much insight into medieval Christian art. D...
FIFTY ENGLISH STEEPLES: The Finest Medieval Parish Churches
JULIAN FLANNERY    Book Number: 87770
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £39.00
Product format: Hardback

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Deep purple cloth binding to spine and pagemarker, this quality handsome book combines scholarship and enthusiasm, has over 250 high quality photographs and around 175 immaculate explanatory line d...
IN THE GARDENS OF IMPRESSIONISM
CLARE A. P. WILLSDON    Book Number: 87771
Published price: £19.95
Bibliophile price: £11.00
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Writing in 1900 from her chateau in Picardy, the Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt suggested that a gardening enthusiast from her native North America 'might get some ideas from French gardens. T...
OAK: One Tree, Three Years, Fifty Paintings
STEPHEN TAYLOR    Book Number: 87772
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Following a turbulent period in his emotional life, Stephen Taylor spent three years painting a single landscape near West Bergholt in all its moods and variations, inspired by earlier painters suc...
SHAKESPEARE CATS: 20 Posters
SUSAN HERBERT    Book Number: 87777
Published price: £17.95
Bibliophile price: £8.95
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Our Annie is lucky enough to own two original Susan Herbert cat paintings so she got her paws and claws straight into this bargain. They are 20 detachable posters featuring feline reimaginings of ...
ART DECO
MARKUS HATTSTEIN    Book Number: 88129
Bibliophile price: £29.99
Product format: Hardback

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Art Deco is the decorative, distinctly aesthetic style of the years between 1920 and 1940. Interiors like the Chrysler Building and its elevators, façades and interiors in lavish Art Deco style wi...
FRENCH PAINTING 1100-1830
VALENTIN GRIVET    Book Number: 88135
Bibliophile price: £29.99
Product format: Hardback

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The extraordinary light and realism in the work of Jean-Léon Gérôme such as his Prayer in Cairo and Prayer at the Sultan's Room, the blues inside the mosque and exquisite garments captured in his S...
FRENCH PAINTING 1830-1920
VALENTIN GRIVET    Book Number: 88136
Bibliophile price: £29.99
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Gustave Caillebotte's Paris Street, Rainy Day is the first of this famous art gallery of beautiful paintings reproduced in glorious colour. The far less realistic but equally vibrant daubed colour...
HERMITAGE MUSEUM
HAJO DÜCHTING    Book Number: 88139
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Paperback

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European, French, early Netherlandish, Flemish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, German and British painting are wonderfully represented in this lavish art gallery of a book without ever having to leave ou...
HIROSHIGE
JANINA NENTWIG    Book Number: 88140
Bibliophile price: £11.99
Product format: Hardback

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Hiroshige is one of the most important artists of the Japanese woodblock print and is considered a master of "Ukiyo-e," the "pictures of the Floating World." His evocative illustrations show mainly...
HOKUSAI
OLAF MEXTORF    Book Number: 88141
Bibliophile price: £11.99
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Who was Hokusai? The man with over 30 names produced 30,000 prints, 500 illustrated books and countless paintings and erotic scenes. His Great Wave Off Kanagawa is the most famous work in East As...
JAPANESE WOODCUTS
OLAF MEXTORF    Book Number: 88144
Bibliophile price: £24.99
Product format: Hardback

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This book contains more than 350 masterworks of artists such as Hiroshige, Utamaro, Harunobu, Eisen, and Hokusai, all from the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum. Here are beauties under ...
NATIONAL GALLERY LONDON
UTA HASEKAMP    Book Number: 88147
Bibliophile price: £24.99
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The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square in London has been showing paintings owned by the British nation since 1824. Among the focal points of the collection are paintings from the late Middle Age...
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