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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ALISON JACKSON: STERN FOTOGRAFIE
EDITED BY JOHANNES ERLER    Book Number: 89711
Published price: $45
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Hardback

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A Princess Diana lookalike stares straight out of the picture and gives us the finger, Prince Charles sits at an easel measuring up a fig-leafed Camilla for his watercolour, while with impeccable d...
RIVIERA COCKTAIL: Cote d'Azur Jet Set of the 1950s
EDWARD QUINN    Book Number: 89722
Published price: £26.95
Bibliophile price: £18.00
Product format: Hardback

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No other photographer has documented the social and cultural life of the Cote d'Azur of the golden 50s so comprehensively, alertly and with such fine irony as the Irishman Edward Quinn (1920-1997)....
TWO MILLION MILES
ANDREW MACPHERSON    Book Number: 89729
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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Photographer to the stars, it must have been a hard day for Macpherson to be driven on the speed boat by model Heidi Klum, her perfect figure squeezed into a tiny bikini! The summer before he had ...
FLORA ILLUSTRATA: Great Works from the Luesther T. Mertz
SUSAN FRASER ET AL    Book Number: 89775
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £18.00
Product format: Hardback

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The New York Botanical Garden houses perhaps the greatest research botanical library in the world, a precious repository of knowledge from cultures all over the world spanning from the 12th century...
JASPER JOHNS: Catalogue Raisonné of Painting and Sculpture
ROBERTA BERNSTEIN ET AL    Book Number: 89776
Published price: £575
Bibliophile price: £270.00
Product format: Hardback

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Weighing in at an incredible 16kg, this box set is tremendously heavy and incredibly well designed and produced for protecting this rare 2016 first edition imported art book set published by Yale U...
ART OF NEIL GAIMAN
HAYLEY CAMPBELL    Book Number: 90088
Published price: $39.99
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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With his blockbusting novels, films, blogs, cartoon art, guest appearances on The Simpsons and authorship of two episodes of Doctor Who, the fantasy and sci-fi maestro Neil Gaiman has excelled at e...
LUGGALA: The Story of a Guinness House
ROBERT O'BYRNE    Book Number: 90124
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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The beautiful white-painted Luggala House in County Wicklow, with its pointed neo-Gothic windows, crenellations and lavish interior, was acquired by the fabulously wealthy Guinness family in 1937 w...
MARVEL EXPANDING UNIVERSE WALL CHART
UNIVERSE PUBLISHING    Book Number: 90130
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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This pictorial panorama of more than 300 Marvel Comics characters extends to a full, mind-boggling 12 feet, featuring the work of the finest comic artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. The revers...
ART DECO
FRANZISKA BOLZ    Book Number: 90163
Bibliophile price: £22.00
Product format: Hardback

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George Barbier's The Purchase featuring a glamorous woman in a swirling tight red dress with plumes in her hat showing off her big diamond ring to another beauty in a transparent dress adorned with...
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...
CHAIM SOUTINE
MARTINA PADBERG    Book Number: 90165
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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This artist was truly intoxicated with colour. Chaim Soutine (1893-1943) was a man possessed with his art who was a difficult person, usually silent, mostly a loner, but in rare moments almost ebu...
CLAUDE MONET
MARTINA PADBERG    Book Number: 90166
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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Like no other artist from the circle of Impressionists, Claude Monet (1840-1926) focussed on the core business of a painter - observation. He placed the landscape with its daily and seasonal chang...
EUROPEAN PAINTING 1750-1880
DANIEL KIECOL    Book Number: 90167
Bibliophile price: £30.00
Product format: Hardback

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Old Damascus, Jews Quarter by Frederic Leighton (1830-1896) sees a little girl in pink silk dress catching lemons being shaken from a tree in a beautifully decorated patio courtyard with Arabic til...
FRENCH PAINTING 1100-1830
VALENTIN GRIVET    Book Number: 90168
Bibliophile price: £30.00
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: 90169
Bibliophile price: £30.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
HAJO DÜCHTING    Book Number: 90171
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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Unforgettable images of the Belle Époque Paris are captured in Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings, lithographs and posters as graphic designer for the Moulin Rouge Club in Montmartre. Some 280 reproduct...
J. M. W. TURNER
MARTINA PADBERG    Book Number: 90172
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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William Turner quickly rose to become one of the most successful landscape and maritime artists in Britain, today internationally regarded as an exceptional talent, somewhere between Romanticism an...
DC COMICS YEAR BY YEAR: A Visual Chronicle New Edition
ALAN COWSILL ET AL    Book Number: 90186
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £22.50
Product format: Hardback

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In a large striking graphic designed slipcase featuring DC Comic books heroes like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, this beautiful, in-depth insight into DC Comics history is full of images of or...
PICASSO'S BRAIN: The Basis of Creative Genius
CHRISTINE TEMPLE    Book Number: 90212
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Paperback

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Picasso believed that intelligence was relevant to the creative process, saying "one can see the intelligence in each of Manet's brushstrokes", and although there is no psychometric assessment of h...
ART OF BURNING MAN
N. K. GUY    Book Number: 84157
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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From vast mechanical creatures to mind-blowing pyrotechnics, the Burning Man Festival is the incubator of some of the most remarkable outdoor art in the world. Temporary community, spiritual adven...
EGON SCHIELE: World of Art
FRANK WHITFORD    Book Number: 84661
Published price: $19.95
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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The Royal Academy of Arts exhibition begins 4th Nov 2018 - 3rd Feb 2019. Here's your chance to gen up first! Egon Schiele was born in 1890 at the railway station where his father worked, in Tulln...
HAREM
VALENTINE GALLET    Book Number: 85347
Bibliophile price: £10.50
Product format: Hardback

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Here are the splendours of a forbidden place, the city of women, their occupations and diversions, the pleasures of the bath, the accessories of seduction, the sensual and the cruel, the Orient of ...
RENOIR'S DANCER: The Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon
CATHERINE HEWITT    Book Number: 87724
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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Suzanne Valadon was an artist. With her bold contours and plump, self-assured models, her works flew in the face of popular conceptions of femininity and fine art, and added to which, her painting...
ENCHANTED LANDS
ROLAND & SABRINA MICHAUD    Book Number: 87855
Published price: £49.99
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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In their own eloquent words and stunning colour full page photographs, the authors narrate a lifetime of travel, adventure and discovery in some of the world's most remote regions. They have spent...
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...
MUSEUM OF SCANDALS: Art That Shocked the World
EDITED BY BOUCHERON, ROUTEX    Book Number: 90321
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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From Damien Hirst's diamond-encrusted skull to Caravaggio's "Death of the Virgin Mary" based on a drowned prostitute, art's power to shock is one of the things we love about it. This collection of ...
BEHIND THE LENS: My Life
DAVID SUCHET    Book Number: 89741
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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Showbiz Memoir of the Year, here is an arresting photographic voyage through the life and loves of this enigmatic English actor. David Suchet has been a stalwart of British stage and screen for 50...
ARTISTS' MATERIALS: The Complete Source Book
EMMA PEARCE    Book Number: 90223
Published price: £11.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Completely revised and updated, the Complete Source Book of Methods and Media is a compact, indispensable and comprehensive practical guide for all experienced and aspiring artists. Get the most o...
COMING AWAY: Winslow Homer & England
ELIZABETH ATHENS & B. RUUD    Book Number: 90231
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £14.00
Product format: Hardback

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The celebrated American artist Winslow Homer spent 18 months in the village of Cullercoats, Northumbria, in 1881-1882, and during this time he engaged with English painters both living and dead, in...
SISTINE CHAPEL COLOURING BOOK
MICHELANGELO & ERIC GOTTESMAN    Book Number: 90270
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Paperback

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Alive with colour and emotion, the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City is more than a jewel box for lovers of fine art - it is also the Pope's private chapel and the room where cardinals from around the...
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