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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CAFE TERRACE VAN GOGH: 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Unknown    Book Number: 88697
Bibliophile price: £11.00
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Selected for its starry skies, Parisian nightlife scene on an illuminated terrace and for its complexity, this is one of the Old Masters series and a companion to the Klimt puzzle code 88696. Dark...
ADELE BLOCH BAUER KLIMT: 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Unknown    Book Number: 88696
Bibliophile price: £11.00
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From a new series called Old Masters, we have chosen two in the series because they are particularly beautiful and challenging. Gustav Klimt's masterpiece frames his subject with her naturalistic ...
ENGLISH LAKES 1922: Black's Sketchbooks
GORDON HOME    Book Number: 88970
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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We have three to collect in this delightful series, now rather rare, 2009 facsimile reprints of the 1922 original. Gordon Home's simply beautiful sketches of depth in pencil capture Wordsworth's D...
WILLIAM BURGES 1827-81
MATTHEW WILLIAMS    Book Number: 88989
Published price: £6
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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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...
NOTEBOOKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI
LEONARDO DA VINCI    Book Number: 88568
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £9.99
Product format: Hardback

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Arguably the central figure of the Renaissance, it is extraordinary that we have an unparalleled set of documents which illuminate Leonardo Da Vinci's thought processes, interests and deepest belie...
ART OF EMPIRE
EDITED BY MICHAEL JONES    Book Number: 88480
Published price: £55
Bibliophile price: £17.50
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-Titled 'The Roman Frescoes and Imperial Cult Chamber In Luxor Temple', the Temple of Amun-Re was built to commemorate the divine power of the pharaohs. It is one of the iconic monuments of New...
DR RADCLIFFE'S LIBRARY: The Story of the Radcliffe Camera
STEPHEN HEBRON    Book Number: 88485
Published price: $25
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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Generations of Humanities students at Oxford have whiled away their afternoons in the Baroque splendour of the Radcliffe Camera, which now houses the History Faculty Library. The Camera was the un...
LEGER: Modern Art and The Metropolis
EDITED BY ANNA VALLEY    Book Number: 88492
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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With his landmark 1919 painting The City, Fernand Léger (1881-1955) inaugurated a vitally experimental decade during which he and others like Matisse redefined the practice of painting with styles ...
TOULOUSE-LAUTREC ILLUSTRATES THE BELLE EPOQUE
HILLIARD GOLDFARB    Book Number: 88502
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Paperback

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A big, rare exhibition catalogue published by Yale University Press with Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2006 first edition softback. The celebrated French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-190...
YE BERLYN TAPESTRIE:
JOHN HASSALL & MIKE WEBB    Book Number: 88507
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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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...
GAINSBOROUGH: A Portrait
JAMES HAMILTON    Book Number: 89170
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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Thomas Gainsborough, the 18th century British painter whose masterpieces track the different fashions in painting. He painted everything from stiff-necked, formal and doll-like figures in portraits...
BRUEGEL THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS - 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
JÜRGEN MÜLLER    Book Number: 88638
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
DAVID HOCKNEY - 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
DAVID HOCKNEY    Book Number: 88648
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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Pop artist, painter of modern life, landscape painter, master of colour, explorer of image and perception, for six decades, David Hockney has been known as an artist who always finds new ways of ex...
DRAWING & SEEING: Create Your Own Sketchbook
CLARA DRUMMOND    Book Number: 89102
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Paperback

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Beginner or professional artist need just two things in order to draw - a pencil and paper. Winner of the BP Portrait Award, Clara Drummond uses artists who inspire her to demonstrate how everyone...
LEONARDO DA VINCI SKETCHBOOK
HELEN ROCHESTER AND ILEX    Book Number: 89117
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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Mathematician, painter, architect, sculptor, designer, engineer, scientist, theorist and draughtsman, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) was the original Renaissance man. Much of his genius can be glea...
LIVES OF THE SURREALISTS
DESMOND MORRIS    Book Number: 89122
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Hardback

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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 ...
NUDE SKETCHBOOK
FRANCESCA LEUNG AND ILEX    Book Number: 89128
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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Sub-titled 'Learn the Art of Drawing From the Masters' Italian artists of the 15th century notably turned to classical masterpieces to copy from. In turn, the examples set by the great artists in ...
PICASSO PORTRAITS
ELIZABETH COWLING    Book Number: 89131
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Paperback

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Portraiture and the human figure remained Pablo Picasso's prime subject and favourite genre throughout his life. His earliest portraits were done from life, and reveal a precocious ability to catc...
CECIL BEATON: Portraits and Profiles
EDITED BY HUGO VICKERS    Book Number: 89010
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Paperback

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Cecil Beaton was primarily known for having photographed virtually every prominent person in public life in the course of his long career from the Queen to the Rolling Stones, authors, dancers, cho...
LONG DRAWN OUT TRIP: A Memoir
GERALD SCARFE    Book Number: 88858
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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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 ...
DICTIONARY OF SOURCES OF TOLKIEN
DAVID DAY    Book Number: 89100
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Tolkien scholar and bestselling author David Day for over four decades has had an enduring fascination with complex mythologies which led him to J. R. R. Tolkien. Here he describes the history and...
IF YOU'RE BORED WITH ACRYLICS READ THIS BOOK
DENISE HARRISON    Book Number: 89111
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Paperback

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A popular and brilliant starter book for anyone working in acrylics packed with information on gels and gesso and colour as you discover why acrylic paint is one of the most powerful materials avai...
ILLUSTRATED WORLD OF TOLKIEN
DAVID DAY    Book Number: 89112
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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'You won't need to be an expert in Elvish to find your way around Middle-earth and the Undying Lands.' 'I am pleased to be able to reveal a treasure trove of illustrations of Tolkien's world that ...
SENTINELS OF THE SEA: A Miscellany of Lighthouses Past
R. G. GRANT    Book Number: 89145
Published price: £19.95
Bibliophile price: £9.95
Product format: Hardback

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Intricate, elegant architectural plans and elevations and evocative period drawings and photographs showcase the innovative designs and technologies behind 50 historic lighthouses built around the ...
TREASURES OF MONET: Book and Facsimile Documents
MICHAEL HOWARD    Book Number: 89150
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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Slipcased and with 12 rare, removable facsimile documents, is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the leader of the Impressionist movement, Claude Monet. Over 150 colour images record the de...
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