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  • ATLAS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN HOUSES
    ATLAS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN HOUSES
    BRADBURY DOMINIC
    ISBN: 9780714876740
    Title: ATLAS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN HOUSES
    Author: BRADBURY DOMINIC
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A fascinating collection of more than 400 of the world's most glamorous homes, the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses showcases work by such icons as Marcel Breuer, Richard Neutra, Alvar Aalto, and Oscar Niemeyer alongside extraordinary but virtually unknown houses in Australia, Africa, and Asia.

    A thoroughly researched, comprehensive appraisal, this book is a must-have for all design aficionados, Mid-Century Modern collectors, and readers looking for inspiration for their own homes.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $200.00

    Price: $159.99
  • AUSTRALIA
    AUSTRALIA
    MARGALIT HARRY
    ISBN: 9781789141245
    Title: AUSTRALIA
    Author: MARGALIT HARRY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: November 2019 New Release




    Imprint: REAKTION BOOKS
    RRP: $59.99
    Price: $59.99
  • AUSTRALIA MODERN : Architecture Landscape & Design 1925 - 1975
    AUSTRALIA MODERN : Architecture Landscape & Design 1925 - 1975
    LEWI HANNAH / GOAD PHILIP
    ISBN: 9781760760151
    Title: AUSTRALIA MODERN : Architecture Landscape & Design 1925 - 1975
    Author: LEWI HANNAH / GOAD PHILIP
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the Sydney Opera House and the National Gallery of Victoria to sought-after homes across the country, the pervasive presence of modernism is inescapable in Australia. Led by the likes of Robin Boyd, Harry Seidler and Walter Burley Griffin, modernist architects and designers set out to rebuild at all scales, from vast infrastructure projects, to public health and education institutions, to new centres of culture, consumption and leisure.

    Australia Modern vividly captures this architectural legacy with a survey of 100 significant modern sites, richly illustrated with archival images and newly commissioned photographs. Contextual essays by leading voices in architecture and conservation explore modernism’s influence on every facet of life in Australia and the ongoing challenges facing preservation. Showcasing projects from the iconic and the urban to the everyday, the regional and the lesser known, Australia Modern cultivates an appreciation for the modern architects and buildings that will increasingly constitute the heritage of tomorrow.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS AT HOME
    AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS AT HOME
    ROSE-INNES JENNY
    ISBN: 9781760760137
    Title: AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS AT HOME
    Author: ROSE-INNES JENNY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    ‘The homes I’ve always been drawn to are portraits of the people who live there…’

    Australian Designers at Home invites readers into the homes of 20 of the country’s leading names in interior design. With unfettered access to their most private retreats, we see where the best of the industry express their true, unfiltered selves. Jenny Rose-Innes celebrates the designers who have inspired her, sharing their histories and houses, as well as professional insights and practical tips on decorating. This book provides an invaluable resource for designers, decorators and interiors enthusiasts alike.

    Richly illustrated throughout with stunning colour photography by Simon Griffiths, Australian Designers at Home takes readers on an intimate journey, revealing how the most influential designers decorate their own houses. Find out what home means from the people who create them for a living.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • BIBLIOSTYLE : How We Live at Home with Books
    BIBLIOSTYLE : How We Live at Home with Books
    FREUDENBERGER NINA
    ISBN: 9781743795910
    Title: BIBLIOSTYLE : How We Live at Home with Books
    Author: FREUDENBERGER NINA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A visual delight and inspiration for every bibliophile with a growing home library.

    'A room without books is like a body without soul.’ – Cicero

    In Bibliostyle, interior designer Nina Freudenberger teams up with New Yorker writer Sadie Stein, and Architectural Digest photographer Shade Degges to celebrate the beauty of books and the personal touch they bring to the homes they live in.

    Though books are beautiful objects in their own right, our connection to them goes beyond the physical. In every home featured in Bibliostyle, the library is the undisputed heart of the home, a place that holds the homeowner’s passions, values and stories in its books.

    With its gorgeous photography, Bibliostyle offers a peek into the private libraries of passionate readers from all over the world and all walks of life, including Karle Ove Knausgaard, Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly, Silvia Whitman and Phillip Lim. Featuring an abundance of rare collections, floor-to-ceiling shelves and stacks upon stacks of books, Bibliostyle is a visual feast and inspiration for every bibliophile.

    Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • BLACK
    BLACK
    ISBN: 9780714874722
    Title: BLACK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A stunning exploration of the beauty and drama of 150 black structures built by the world's leading architects over 1,000 years.

    A visually rich book, Black: Architecture in Monochrome casts a new eye on the beauty - and the drama - of black in the built world. Spotlighting more than 150 structures from the last 1,000 years, Black pairs engaging text with fascinating photographs of houses, churches, libraries, skyscrapers, and other buildings from some of the world's leading architects, including Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, and Eero Saarinen, David Adjaye, Jean Nouvel, Peter Marino, and Steven Holl.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $59.95

    Price: $59.95
  • BREAKING GROUND : Architecture By Women
    BREAKING GROUND : Architecture By Women
    HALL JANE
    ISBN: 9780714879277
    Title: BREAKING GROUND : Architecture By Women
    Author: HALL JANE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Would you still call me a diva if I were a man?' asked Zaha Hadid, challenging as she did so, more than 100 years of stereotypes about female architects. A century in which women were refused entry to architecture schools, were denied degrees when they had completed courses, a century in which even now, women occupy just ten per cent of the highest-ranking jobs in architecture firms. In contrast, BREAKING GROUND is a pioneering, even essential, celebration of incredible architecture designed by women. Featuring more than 150 architects and buildings, and spanning the last 100 years, BREAKING GROUND is both a glorious visual manifesto and a timely record of the extraordinary contribution female architects have made to the profession.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $59.95

    Price: $49.95
  • BRUCE RICKARD : A Life in Architecture
    BRUCE RICKARD : A Life in Architecture
    CRACKNELL JULIE
    ISBN: 9781742235943
    Title: BRUCE RICKARD : A Life in Architecture
    Author: CRACKNELL JULIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Bruce Rickard was one of the most significant Australian architects of the twentieth century. A key member of the Sydney School, his practice spanned 60 years and he produced some of the most notable and recognisable houses of the period.

    In Bruce Rickard: A life in architecture, architects, writers, academics and family members, including Karen McCartney and Anna Fienberg (who have both lived in Rickard houses), Babette Hayes, Philip Drew and Richard Goodwin, share their unique insights into Rickard’s practice.

    Featuring never-before-published photographs by Max Dupain and Bruce Rickard’s hand-drawn plans, this stunningly produced book celebrates the pared-back beauty and ingenuity of Rickard’s buildings.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $79.99

    Price: $79.99
  • BUILDING AND DWELLING : Ethics for the City
    BUILDING AND DWELLING : Ethics for the City
    SENNETT RICHARD
    ISBN: 9780141022116
    Title: BUILDING AND DWELLING : Ethics for the City
    Author: SENNETT RICHARD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The third in a series of three books about the ways in which we can reform society by reconnecting with different forms of self-expression.

    In this sweeping study, one of the world's leading thinkers about the urban environment traces the anguished relation between how cities are built and how people live in them, from ancient Athens to twenty-first-century Shanghai. Richard Sennett shows how Paris, Barcelona and New York City assumed their modern forms; rethinks the reputations of Jane Jacobs, Lewis Mumford and others; and takes us on a tour of emblematic contemporary locations, from the backstreets of MedellYn, Colombia, to the Google headquarters in Manhattan. Through it all, he shows how the 'closed city' - segregated, regimented, and controlled - has spread from the global North to the exploding urban agglomerations of the global South. As an alternative, he argues for the 'open city,' where citizens actively hash out their differences and planners experiment with urban forms that make it easier for residents to cope.

    Rich with arguments that speak directly to our moment - a time when more humans live in urban spaces than ever before - Building and Dwelling draws on Sennett's deep learning and intimate engagement with city life to form a bold and original vision for the future of cities.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • BUILDING COMMUNITY : New Apartment Architecture
    BUILDING COMMUNITY : New Apartment Architecture
    WEBB MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780500343302
    Title: BUILDING COMMUNITY : New Apartment Architecture
    Author: WEBB MICHAEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A survey that explores contemporary apartments not as raw canvases for interior decoration but as a building type of growing significance. It features 38 recent and ongoing projects, designed by leading international studios and rising talents. Each project is considered for the way in which it enriches the lives of residents and the city.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • CABIN PORN : Inside
    CABIN PORN : Inside
    KLEIN ZACH [ED]
    ISBN: 9780241388549
    Title: CABIN PORN : Inside
    Author: KLEIN ZACH [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Initially created by a group of friends as an online scrapbook, Cabin Porn became an international sensation following the publication of the first volume of photographs of hand-made homes in breath-taking natural landscapes around the world. In this book, its creators delve deeper into the best-loved homes featured on the blog over the last ten years, offering close-ups of the stunning architecture and interior design that make them truly remarkable. With more timeless photography and new design stories, Cabin Porn- Inside brings fresh inspiration for your quiet place somewhere.

    Imprint: PARTICULAR BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • CABIN PORN : INSPIRATION FOR YOUR QUIET PLACE SOMEWHERE
    CABIN PORN : INSPIRATION FOR YOUR QUIET PLACE SOMEWHERE
    KLEIN ZACH
    ISBN: 9780141982144
    Title: CABIN PORN : INSPIRATION FOR YOUR QUIET PLACE SOMEWHERE
    Author: KLEIN ZACH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York, Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. It has since grown into a collection of photos of the most remarkable handmade homes in breath-taking landscapes from all over the world, and has attracted a dedicated, obsessive following. In this book the creators of Cabin Porn go further into its most alluring images, with more interior photography and the stories behind some of these unusual and inspiring homes. With their idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, the Cabin Porn photographs, are an invitation to step away from our online lives, slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty and serenity that nature and simplicity can create.

    Imprint: PARTICULAR BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • CHRONOLOGY OF ARCHITECTURE : A Cultural Timeline from Stone Circles to Skyscrapers
    CHRONOLOGY OF ARCHITECTURE : A Cultural Timeline from Stone Circles to Skyscrapers
    ZUKOWSKY JOHN
    ISBN: 9780500343562
    Title: CHRONOLOGY OF ARCHITECTURE : A Cultural Timeline from Stone Circles to Skyscrapers
    Author: ZUKOWSKY JOHN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A Chronology of Architecture presents a fresh perspective on the medium by taking a purely chronological approach to its history, tracing the complex links between structural innovations, social changes, and artistic interventions. Organized around a central timeline that charts the development of architecture from the earliest structures to the present-day skyscrapers and global cities, it features key buildings, together with commentaries and contextual information about the social, political and cultural events of the period in which they were built. Special feature spreads highlight important movements, construction methods and key practitioners. Covering a wide selection of genres, styles and architects, it is invaluable as a comprehensive guide to architecture in all its different forms.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • COMPLETE ZAHA HADID : Expanded and Updated
    COMPLETE ZAHA HADID : Expanded and Updated
    BETSKY AARON
    ISBN: 9780500343357
    Title: COMPLETE ZAHA HADID : Expanded and Updated
    Author: BETSKY AARON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK



    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • COMPLEXITY AND CONTRADICTION AT FIFTY : Studies toward an Ongoing Debate
    COMPLEXITY AND CONTRADICTION AT FIFTY : Studies toward an Ongoing Debate
    STIERLI MARTINO
    ISBN: 9781633450622
    Title: COMPLEXITY AND CONTRADICTION AT FIFTY : Studies toward an Ongoing Debate
    Author: STIERLI MARTINO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A two-volume boxset facsimile of the first printing of Complexity and Contradiction paired with a compendium of new scholarship on and around Robert Venturi's seminal treatise.

    First published in 1966, this remarkable book by Robert Venturi has become an essential document in architectural literature. This two-volume boxed set presents a facsimile of the first printing of Complexity and Contradiction paired with a compendium of new scholarship on and around Venturi's seminal treatise. Ten essays and a selection of original papers - introduced at a three-day international conference co-organized by MoMA to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the book - address diverse issues, such as the book's relationship to Venturi's own built oeuvre and its significance in the contemporary landscape. Together, these volumes expand the horizons of Venturi's original ideas on creating and experiencing architecture.

    Imprint: MUSEUM MODERN ART
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $70.00
  • CONCRETE
    CONCRETE
    HALL WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780714875156
    Title: CONCRETE
    Author: HALL WILLIAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A visual exploration of the world's most extraordinary and inspiring concrete architecture - now in a cool, compact format.

    In this new, reimagined, and easy-to-use stylish size, Concrete takes a fresh look at the world's most versatile and abundant building material. Collating fascinating and beautiful concrete buildings by some of the most celebrated architects of the last century, it features familiar projects from Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright alongside work from some of the leading lights of contemporary architecture including Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, and many lesser-known newcomers.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
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