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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ROOMS WITH A VIEW: The Secret Life of Grand Hotels
ADRIAN MOURBY    Book Number: 89033
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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The grand hotel was a Victorian invention, a luxury destination designed to make the client feel like a million dollars, and sometimes costing in the same region. World War II changed the whole hot...
COLOSSEUM OPERATIONS MANUAL: From AD80 to the Present Day
NIGEL RODGERS    Book Number: 89014
Published price: £22.99
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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The great ellipse of the Colosseum still dominates the centre of Rome as it has done for nearly 2,000 years. Attracting more than five million visitors a year, it is one of the Seven Wonders of the...
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...
ADELE BLOCH BAUER KLIMT: 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Unknown    Book Number: 88696
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Unknown

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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 ...
WORLD OF CHARLES DICKENS: 6 Free 8 x 10 Prints
CHARLOTTE LUCAS    Book Number: 89406
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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Charles Dickens set himself apart from the writers of his time by offering a social commentary on Victorian society and a class system which saw the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. The bo...
ATLAS OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND SURGERY: The Complete Plates
JEAN-MARIE LE MINOR & H. SICK    Book Number: 78712
Bibliophile price: £16.00
Product format: Hardback

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We owe a great debt to Jean Baptiste Marc Bourgery (1797-1849) for his Atlas of Anatomy, which was not only a massive event in medical history, but also remains one of the most comprehensive and be...
EDWARD LEAR: THE PARROTS: The Complete Plates
FRANCESCO SOLINAS    Book Number: 84169
Bibliophile price: £30.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Black-Tailed parakeet with its beautiful yellow, red and green plumage or New Holland parakeets with crests and rouged cheeks, the rainbow coloured Stanley parakeet, almost iridescent and captu...
GOLDEN AGE OF DC COMICS
PAUL LEVITZ    Book Number: 86053
Bibliophile price: £16.00
Product format: Hardback

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In June of 1938, Action Comics debuted with a new kind of comic-book character on its cover: a costumed man with two identities, who possessed extraordinary strength and powers - a man able to prot...
JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS (1680–-1938)
ANDREAS MARKS    Book Number: 87285
Bibliophile price: £150.00
Product format: Hardback

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From Edouard Manet's portrait of naturalist writer Émile Zola sitting among his Japanese art finds to Van Gogh's meticulous copies of the Hiroshige prints he devotedly collected, 19th century pione...
1930s BRITAIN IN PICTURES
EDITED BY IAN PENBERTHY    Book Number: 89500
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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High quality Press Association images, just the first three photos in the first three pages are of a penny-farthing race at Herne Hill 1932, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth riding in a gold stat...
1970s BRITAIN IN PICTURES
PA PHOTOS    Book Number: 89501
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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The 300 photos shown here have been chosen from the archives of the Press Association, which was founded in 1868 and now has a collection of over 15 million photographs. The 1970s was a decade of c...
ART TREASURES OF THE MAHABHARATA
BHAKTISIDDHANTA    Book Number: 89506
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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'Arjuna to single combat. At that moment dark rainclouds and flashes of lightning appeared in the sky, along with the rainbow of Indra. When Surya saw how Indra had appeared there out of affection ...
BATCH: Craft, Design and Product
ANDREW TANNER    Book Number: 89509
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Meet the makers, the international designers and craftspeople in this magnificent volume showcasing the cream of contemporary craft. Different disciplines include furniture, surface design and dec...
SCRATCH ART DRAGONS
SARAH WADE    Book Number: 89512
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Scratch the black page artwork to reveal a magical rainbow hidden pattern beneath. Use the 3" wooden scratching tool attached to the big spiral bound book to enjoy all this plus a fun story to com...
GHOSTS OF GONE BIRDS: Resurrecting Lost Species
CHRIS ALDHOUS    Book Number: 89518
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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A creative murmuration, a flocking together of writers and artists around a single path, that of raising awareness of all the birds we have lost to extinction with the aim that we don't lose many m...
MANDALA ROCK ART KIT
KATIE CAMERON    Book Number: 89533
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Unknown

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A hobby craft kit containing two river stones (pale grey, fairly flat oval approx. 2½" across), five paint pots (black, white, blue, red and neon yellow), three wooden dotting tools, one paint brus...
BRITISH WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 10
MAGGIE GOWAN    Book Number: 89653
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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A grand tour of the beauty, majesty, comedy and tragedy found in our natural world experienced through an array of lenses across a range of remarkable habitats. This dazzling collection celebrates...
PATTERN AND THE SECRETS OF LASTING DESIGN
EMMA BRIDGEWATER    Book Number: 89612
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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The inside story of Emma Bridgewater's beloved pottery and homeware designs. Emma established her successful business in 1985 producing a range of mugs, jugs and teapots inspired by traditional sh...
HARRY POTTER: Magical Creatures Blank Sketchbook
SCOTT CAMPBELL    Book Number: 89620
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £10.50
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Breathtaking concept art of the creatures from the films, this sketchbook lies flat and includes a ribbon placeholder, an elastic band fastener and back pocket for storing clippings etc. Dark blue...
YOUNG LEONARDO: The Evolution of a Revolutionary Artist
JEAN-PIERRE ISBOUTS    Book Number: 89651
Published price: $26.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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A visually rich book which unravels an historical mystery, this is an exceptional insight into the gestation of Leonardo da Vinci as the leading artist of the High Renaissance. The authors bring a...
100 YEARS OF FASHION ILLUSTRATION
CALLY BLACKMAN    Book Number: 89662
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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Between 1520 and 1610 more than 200 collections of engravings, etchings or woodcuts were published containing plates of figures wearing clothes, particularly of their nationality and rank. The 159...
ART OF CARTOGRAPHICS: Designing the Modern Map
JASMINE DESCLAUX-SALACHAS    Book Number: 89664
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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Robert Louis Stevenson said in 1893 'The author must know his countryside, whether real or imaginary, like his hand; the distances, the points of the compass, the place of the sun's rising, the beh...
ART OF RENAISSANCE ROME Artists and Patrons
JOHN MARCIARI    Book Number: 89665
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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Rome is rightly known as the Eternal City, for few other places preserve so many major monuments from so many different ages. The Forum, Pantheon and Colosseum proclaim the ancient past. The Vati...
ART OF THE NORTHERN RENAISSANCE: Courts, Commerce
STEPHANIE PORRAS    Book Number: 89666
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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Alongside paintings by artists from Jan van Eyck to Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Greenwich royal armour attributed to Hans Holbein, altarpieces, sculptures and engravings, Porras discovers architectur...
BIRDS: Ornithology and Great Bird Artists
DR ROGER LEDERER    Book Number: 89668
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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A beautiful heavyweight art book celebrating the heyday of avian illustration in 40 artists' profiles, beginning with the work of Flemish painter Frans Snyders in the early 1600s and continuing thr...
LEONARDO DA VINCI: 500 Years On
MATTHEW LANDRUS    Book Number: 89684
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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A portrait of the artist, scientist and innovator, Leonardo da Vinci considered himself an inventore of pictorial effects, sculptural forms, machines, buildings, allegories, festivals and costumes ...
MICHELANGELO: A Portrait of the Greatest Artist
WILLIAM WALLACE    Book Number: 89693
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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We know more about Michelangelo Buonarroti than any other Renaissance artist and indeed, he is one of the best-documented artists of all time. He was the embodiment of the Renaissance man, working...
THIS IS BACON
KITTY HAUSER & C. CHRISTOFOROU    Book Number: 89701
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Francis Bacon was one of the giants dominating the artistic landscape of the mid 20th century. This highly illustrated book features 19 of his major works in stunning and original colour illustrat...
THIS IS GOYA
WENDY BIRD    Book Number: 89702
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Modern art begins with Goya. He was the first to create works of art for their own sake and lived in a time of incredible cultural and social dynamism. He saw his world ripped apart by Napoleon's...
GAINSBOROUGH: A Portrait
JAMES HAMILTON    Book Number: 89170
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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...
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