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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GRAND CENTRAL: How A Train Station Transformed America
SAM ROBERTS    Book Number: 90574
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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On February 2nd 1913, the doors to Grand Central Terminal officially opened to the public and immediately it became one of the most beautiful and recognisable Manhattan landmarks. In this celebrat...
BERTHE MORISOT
JOSEPHINE BINDE    Book Number: 90164
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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At a time when mythological and historical themes dominated the art world, Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) without regard for her critics or her career set out to find new motifs in nature. Following t...
TOULOUSE-LAUTREC ILLUSTRATES THE BELLE EPOQUE
HILLIARD GOLDFARB    Book Number: 88502
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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...
MAMMOTH BOOK OF SKULLS
ILYA    Book Number: 89031
Published price: $19.95
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Paperback

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From fashion, art and costume, to manga, popular culture and the just plain weird, the skull has always captured the imagination. In this mammoth book, artist ILYA shares photograph after photograp...
SPIRIT OF INDIAN PAINTING
B. N. GOSWAMY    Book Number: 86271
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Hardback

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We can only stare in wonder at these rare gems of art presented by an author who shares a lifetime of knowledge and insight, as we are introduced to the richly varied traditions of painting in Indi...
TRANSPORT GALLERY: A Journey Across the Canvas
ERIC BOTTOMLEY    Book Number: 90362
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £18.00
Product format: Hardback

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Transport artist Eric Bottomley specialises in nostalgic scenes reconstructed from old photos and drawings. The railway paintings in this book mainly depict the last 20 years of steam in Britain, b...
JULES TAVERNIER: Artist & Adventurer
CLAUDINE CHALMERS ET AL.    Book Number: 90370
Published price: $50
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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The French painter Jules Tavernier dominated the art of the American west in the later 19th century, and his spectacular canvases of erupting volcanoes on Haiti crowned a short, action-packed life....
ROYAL ALBERT HALL: Official Souvenir Guide
RICHARD DACRE & A. MALONEY    Book Number: 90381
Published price: £7.95
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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Prince Albert's dream has left a great legacy and this lovely colourful souvenir guidebook covers the grand opening, acoustics, the organ, building improvements, classical music and opera, a versat...
MICHELANGELO DIVINE DRAFTSMAN AND DESIGNER
CARMEN BAMBACH    Book Number: 90448
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £24.00
Product format: Hardback

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Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and distributed by Yale University Press, this superb heavyweight exhibition catalogue was produced for the exhibition in November 2017 to Feb...
PAPER ZOO: Create 8 Animal Collages
OSCAR SABINI    Book Number: 90450
Published price: $19.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Utterly unique, we have a way of making pictures by using the pocket pages provided. Open the huge envelope at the back of the picture book and take out a sheet of card and one of 20 patterned pap...
GARDEN EDEN: Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration
H. WALTER LACK    Book Number: 90744
Bibliophile price: £50.00
Product format: Hardback

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Art meets science in this far-reaching catalogue of botanical illustration. Drawn from the vaults of the National Library of Vienna, these exquisite colour reproductions range from 6th century manu...
VERMEER: The Complete Works
KARL SCHUTZ     Book Number: 90746
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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Discover one of the most admired artists in history: Johannes Vermeer. Complete with crisp reproductions, details, and insightful essays, this monograph spans his entire repertoire, illuminating th...
READERS: Vintage People on Photo Postcards
TOM PHILLIPS    Book Number: 90552
Published price: £15
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Bibliophiles galore! The activity of reading was confined to a very small proportion of the human race for most of its history, but by the time these photographs were taken between 1900 and 1940, t...
ROY STRONG: Self-Portrait as a Young Man
ROY STRONG    Book Number: 90553
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Hardback

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'I first became national news in 1967 when, at the age of thirty-one, I was appointed Director of the National Portrait Gallery. Thereafter there is a torrent of material; but what about the three ...
IMPRESSIONISTS 2022 CALENDAR
THE GIFTED STATIONERY COMPANY    Book Number: 89731
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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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...
BRITISH EMBASSIES: Their Diplomatic & Architectural History
JAMES STOURTON & LUKE WHITE    Book Number: 90566
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Hardback

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A revelation, here are the diplomatic and architectural histories of Residences and Embassies in 26 countries in a heavyweight, deliciously luxury book. A beguiling mixture of national history, ar...
DESPERATE ROMANTICS
FRANNY MOYLE    Book Number: 90491
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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Their bohemian lifestyle and intertwined love affairs shockingly broke 19th century class barriers and bent the rules that governed the roles of the sexes. The pre-Raphaelites became defined by lo...
JEWELS IN THE LOUVRE
ADRIEN GOETZ & C. JOANNIS    Book Number: 90497
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Throughout the ages, jewellery has been a source of fascination to art enthusiasts as it highlights the splendour of great historical figures such as Josephine Bonaparte, and offers the viewer insi...
MAGNETIC CUBISM
P. CASSO & RUNNING PRESS    Book Number: 90499
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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With Cubist-inspired magnets including eight colourful big eyes, four mouths, four noses and four faces, transform magnetic surfaces like your fridge door or boring photos of family friends into fu...
MAKE GREAT ART ON YOUR IPAD: Draw, Paint, Share
ALISON JARDINE    Book Number: 90500
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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David Hockney the artist is leading the way and producing amazing artworks on his iPad, and this is the first instruction book of its kind to teach you to paint, draw and share your own digital pai...
APOCALYPSE
CAMILLE FLAMMARION    Book Number: 90796
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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The fear of the end of the world has repeatedly appeared throughout the ages and is here documented through hundreds of colour artworks from the Angel of the Abyss and the Locusts from c950 from th...
BOATS: Art for Kids Jigsaws
KLAUS CARL    Book Number: 90797
Published price: £14.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Bridge at Argenteuil by Claude Monet, Fishing Boats at Saints-Maries by Vincent Van Gogh, Port of St. Tropez by Paul Signac, Boats in the Port of Honfleur by Claude Monet, The Roads at Kronstad...
ART OF SIBERIA
VALENTINA GORBATCHEVA    Book Number: 90798
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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In the wilderness of whiteness and petrifying cold of Siberia are the homes of a multitude of peoples including Eskimos, Samoyedes, Yakuts and Kuryaks, the Evenki, Yukaghirs, Chukchi, Koryaks, the ...
BEAUTY OF THE BEAST
JOHN BASCOM    Book Number: 90799
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Arcimboldo, Audubon, Bosch, Brueghel, Chagall, Courbet, Cranach, Degas, Gaugin, Hiroshige, Hokusai, Klee, Mansur, Franz Marc, Rembrandt, Rousseau, George Stubbs, Van Gogh to Andy Warhol all express...
CHINESE ART
STEPHEN BUSHELL    Book Number: 90800
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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A huge quality art publication printed to the highest quality, no expense has been spared on the high production values of these colour images of beautiful green or white jade, vessels designed wit...
CHRIST IN ART
ERNEST RENAN    Book Number: 90801
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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Ernest Renan (1823-1892) was an historian, religious scholar and philosopher and in the hopes of joining the priesthood he attended an ecclesiastical seminary during his youth. His exposure to the...
DECORATIVE ART
ALBERT JACQUEMART    Book Number: 90803
Published price: £29.95
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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Originally published in 1907 under the title History of Furniture, Albert Jacquemart (1808-1875) arranged his text under the following chapters: Furniture, Ornamental Art, Objects of Art Derived Fr...
ENCAUSTIC ART
JENNIFER MARGELL    Book Number: 90804
Published price: £14.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Encaustics are a very fresh art form in the grand scheme of things, first used by the Greeks 3,000 years ago and only recently resurrected as a popular art form and still rapidly gaining momentum. ...
PETER PAUL RUBENS (1577-1640)
KLAUS CARL & VICTORIA CHARLES    Book Number: 90809
Published price: £7.95
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Ruben said 'My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size? has ever surpassed my courage.' The name of the great 17th century Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens reminds us of the impo...
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR
KLAUS CARL & VICTORIA CHARLES    Book Number: 90810
Published price: £7.95
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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'There is something in painting which cannot be explained, and that something is essential.' - Renoir (1841-1919). Born in Limoges, Pierre-Auguste Renoir learned to paint porcelain as a young appr...
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