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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THE GIFTED STATIONERY COMPANY    Book Number: 89731
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Degas, Renoir, Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, this 16 month calendar reproduces in colour famous images of ballet dancers, Provençal French countryside, beautiful ladies, a bathing nude, Le Dejeuner sur l...
BEAUTIFULL CASSANDRA
JANE AUSTEN    Book Number: 91255
Published price: £13.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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One of Jane Austen's most charming youthful 'novels' in miniature, presented in a deluxe illustrated edition with Leon Steinmetz's gorgeous black and dark red illustrations. Most people think Jane...
ARABIC SCRIPT: Styles Variants and Calligraphic Adaptations
GABRIEL MANDEL KHAN    Book Number: 91322
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £9.50
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The exquisite calligraphy and letters of the Arabic alphabet are explained in this thorough and illuminating guide. Writing styles and the alphabet presents an understanding of a culture and civil...
DAWN OF EGYPTIAN ART
DIANA CRAIG PATCH    Book Number: 91335
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York there are illustrations of more than 180 objects created from about 4,000 to 2650 BC presenting the artforms and iconography in which the early...
DEGAS AND THE NUDE
GEORGE SHACKELFORD & X. REY    Book Number: 91337
Published price: £57
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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With contributions by Lucien Freud, Martin Gayford and Anne Rocquebert here is the classical body observed, exploited and exhibited and finally transformed. The nude figure was critical to the art...
DELLA ROBBIA
MARIETTA CAMBARERI    Book Number: 91338
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £19.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'Sculpting with Colour In Renaissance Florence', the glazed terracotta technique invented by Luca Della Robbia, along with his exceptional skill as a sculptor, placed him firmly in the f...
HOLLAND ON PAPER: In the Age of Art Nouveau
CLIFFORD ACKLEY    Book Number: 91361
Published price: £32
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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In the early 1890s, many progressive Dutch visual artists made a conscious effort to break with the past. This special selection of Dutch works on paper from 1890-1920 comprises many and diverse a...
IN MONTPARNASSE: The Emergence of Surrealism In Paris
SUE ROE    Book Number: 91365
Published price: $30
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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Surrealism revolutionised the art of the early 20th century, with its epicentre in Paris, the city of Duchamp, Ernst, Cocteau and Dali. Surrealist art unleashed the irrational and the erotic, and ...
MAIOLICA: Italian Renaissance Ceramics
TIMOTHY WILSON    Book Number: 91377
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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The brightly coloured tin-enamelled earthenware called Maiolica was among the major accomplishments of decorative arts in 16th century Italy. This splendid huge tome is an in depth look at its his...
PLACE IN THE COUNTRY
W. G. SEBALD    Book Number: 91384
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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Winfried Gerog Sebald (1944-2001) first published this now classic book in German in 1998 and we are delighted to have found in the USA a 2015 trade paperback edition with no less than six stunning...
PUBLIC PARKS, PRIVATE GARDENS - PARIS TO PROVENCE
COLTA IVES    Book Number: 91386
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £24.00
Product format: Hardback

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With masterworks by artists such as Bonnard, Cassatt, Cézanne, Corot, Daumier, Van Gogh, Manet, Matisse, Monet and Seurat, many of these artists were themselves gardeners and they painted parks and...
RENOIR: The Body, The Senses
ESTHER BELL & G. SHACKELFORD    Book Number: 91392
Published price: £40
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A revelatory and wide-ranging explanation of Renoir's extraordinary depictions of the nude and their important artistic legacy. Tracing the entire arc of August Renoir's career, this magnificent v...
SORCERER'S APPRENTICE: A Memoir of Picasso
JOHN RICHARDSON    Book Number: 91397
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £9.50
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Art critic John Richardson spent 12 years as the partner of flamboyant and outrageous art collector Douglas Cooper, who in turn was a friend of artists like Picasso, collectors including Peggy Gugg...
STRANGE BUSINESS: A Revolution in Art, Culture and Commerce
JAMES HAMILTON    Book Number: 91400
Published price: £18.99
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At the beginning of the 19th century there was a seismic change in the art world as the Industrial Revolution enriched the middle classes who could now afford to become patrons and collectors. The...
FLIGHT THROUGH THE AGES
GUILD OF AVIATION ARTISTS    Book Number: 91576
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £19.50
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Flight Through the Ages was the title of the first annual exhibition of The Guild of Aviation Artists in 1971. This book celebrates 50 years of exhibitions and reproduces paintings by 100 artists ...
ARCHITECTURAL THEORY
PREFACE BY BERND EVERS    Book Number: 91530
Bibliophile price: £30.00
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Pioneering Texts on Architecture from the Renaissance to Today. Neatly organised chronologically by country from Alberti and Palladio to Le Corbusier and Koolhaas, the best treatises by architectur...
ELLEN VON UNWERTH: FRÄULEIN 40th Edition
INGRID SISCHY    Book Number: 91532
Bibliophile price: £20.00
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Ellen von Unwerth was a supermodel before the term was invented, so she knows a thing or two about photographing beautiful women. Now one of the world's most original and successful fashion photogr...
MAGIC MIRROR OF M. C. ESCHER
BRUNO ERNST    Book Number: 91549
Bibliophile price: £30.00
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Showcases the renowned Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972). Pictured are his famous works including The Worlds (carp below water, leaves on lake), Still Life with Reflecting G...
PARIS IN FIFTY DESIGN ICONS
BRIGITTE FITOUSSI & I FORTES    Book Number: 91602
Published price: £12.99
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From the Grande Arche and Le Corbusier's Maison La Roche, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Baguette, the July Column, Montmartre Stairs, the Eiffel Tower, Hermès, Paris Métro entrances, Palais de Tokyo, L...
ENCOUNTERS WITH PEGGY GUGGENHEIM
STEFAN MOSES    Book Number: 91603
Published price: £22.50
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'An Intimate Collection of Behind-The-Scenes Photos Featuring the Legendary Art Collector', the renowned photographer took these images between 1967 and 1974, and many have never been se...
FACTORIES
PARKSTONE PRESS    Book Number: 91604
Published price: £19.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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With their towering smokestacks, factories stand as powerful symbols of efficiency and productivity. Post Industrial Revolution, many have turned into trendy, spacious housing and commercial areas...
ANTIQUES HANDBOOK & PRICE GUIDE 2020-2021
JUDITH MILLER    Book Number: 91628
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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The 40th anniversary edition from the famous Miller's stable called the 'Bible of the Antiques Trade' for whether you are buying or selling. The Guide remains the essential and trusted volume for ...
GEORGIA O'KEEFFE: A Life
ROXANA ROBINSON    Book Number: 91751
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £9.50
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The Artist Georgia O'Keeffe's most accessible images - the magnified flowers, the dreaming antlers and skulls, and vast, mysterious cloudscapes - became hugely popular among the public in the 1970s...
GREAT WORKS: Encounters with Art
MICHAEL GLOVER    Book Number: 91752
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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'Glover is a rare critic who invites us to join him in solving the riddle that every great work of art represents.' - James Bradburne. Glover is a London-based poet, art critic, fiction writer and...
MUSIC AS AN ART
ROGER SCRUTON    Book Number: 91758
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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In earlier times, our musical culture had secure foundations in the church, the concert hall and in the home. The common practice of tonal harmony united composers, performers and listeners in a s...
SOUTHEAST: Discover Britain's Historic Houses
SIMON JENKINS    Book Number: 91685
Published price: £29.99
Bibliophile price: £8.50
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100 impressive, interesting or unusual dwellings to be seen in Kent and Sussex, from ancient Knole to magical Bodiam Castle, from Brighton's exotic Pavilion to Elizabethan Parham, we visit the pala...
WEST COUNTRY: Discover Britain's Historic Houses
SIMON JENKINS    Book Number: 91686
Published price: £29.99
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A Reader's Digest glamorous large publication of 97 of the most impressive, interesting or unusual dwellings in the West Country. They range from elegant Montacute in Somerset and medieval Bucklan...
YORKSHIRE: Discover Britain's Historic Houses
SIMON JENKINS    Book Number: 91687
Published price: £29.99
Bibliophile price: £8.50
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A beautifully bound large hardback with spectacular colour photography throughout and map presenting Yorkshire's 92 most impressive, interesting or unusual dwellings, from Castle Howard and magnifi...
TRANSPORTER BRIDGES: An Illustrated History
JOHN HANNAVY    Book Number: 91702
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £14.00
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Contents of this marvellous 2020 Pen & Sword publication include the Systeme Arnodin, Building the Widnes-Runcorn Bridge, Bridging the Usk at Newport, Crossing the Tees, Crosfield's Warrington Brid...
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