Art & Architecture

Art & Architecture Rare Books at Forum Auctions reflects the history and development of Art & Architecture over the centures, with rare books relating to the Renaissance, Baroque, Gothic Revival, Impressionism, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Surrealism and Pop Art regularly appearing alongside works on other important periods and movements. This scope ensures our specialist Art & Architecture auctions provide a variety of entry-points for rare book collectors, to allow for all budgets and interests. 

Our Art & Architecture Rare Books specialists have many years of experience in this field and are available to provide valuations and advise best path to market for any books on Art & Architecture you may have, as well as advise on probate and insurance valuations for single items or collections. Please view the Experts section below for more information.

FORUM AUCTIONS

Sell with us

We make it easy to sell. If you have an item that you feel will be a good match for this department. Start a valuation or contact us.

Department Alerts

Sign up to receive information and alerts from Forum’s Books and Manuscript Department

Experts

Rupert Powell

Rupert Powell

Deputy Chairman, International Head of Books

View Profile
Dido Arthur

Dido Arthur

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

View Profile
Justin Phillips

Justin Phillips

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

View Profile
Max Hasler

Max Hasler

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

View Profile
Rhiannon Spence

Rhiannon Spence

Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

View Profile
Hester Malin

Hester Malin

Junior Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

View Profile
Cosima Benson-Colpi

Cosima Benson-Colpi

Junior Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

View Profile
Lydia Gardner

Lydia Gardner

Junior Specialist, Books and Works on Paper

View Profile
Leo Hessian

Leo Hessian

Trainee Cataloguer, Books and Works on Paper

View Profile
Simon Luterbacher

Simon Luterbacher

Consultant, Books and Works on Paper

View Profile

Featured Works

Auctions

FAQ's

How do you establish a value for Art & Architecture books?
Our team of experienced specialists begin by assessing the Art & Architecture book's condition, examining factors such as the presence of any damage, markings or restoration. We pay close attention to collation in regard to antiquarian books, verifying that all pages are complete and in proper order, ensuring the overall integrity of the book. We also consider the plate-count of more valuable books, checking the number and quality of illustrations, engravings or other plates present within the book. In addition to these technical aspects, we delve into the book's provenance, history and edition, to help establish its rarity and desirability among collectors. Thorough research is conducted to determine the significance of the author, illustrator and/or subject matter, as well as the book's cultural or historical importance. We also consider the market demand for similar books, taking into account recent & historical sales records and trends. Our evaluation process aims to provide accurate and fair assessments, ensuring that both sellers and buyers can have faith in the process.
Image

GUIDES

Rare Books on Architecture

Newsletter Signup

Keyword Alerts

NewsletterNewsletter