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  • ARCHITECTURAL STYLES : A Visual Guide
    ARCHITECTURAL STYLES : A Visual Guide
    HOPKINS OWEN
    ISBN: 9781780671635
    Title: ARCHITECTURAL STYLES : A Visual Guide
    Author: HOPKINS OWEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Gothic and Gothic Revival, or how to distinguish between Baroque and Neoclassical? This guide makes extensive use of photographs to identify and explain the characteristic features of nearly 300 buildings. The result is a clear and easy-to-navigate guide to identifying the key styles of western architecture from the classical age to the present day.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ATLAS OF BRUTALIST ARCHITECTRUE
    ATLAS OF BRUTALIST ARCHITECTRUE
    ISBN: 9780714875668
    Title: ATLAS OF BRUTALIST ARCHITECTRUE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    The Brutalist aesthetic is enjoying a renaissance - and this book documents Brutalism as never before. In the most wide-ranging investigation ever undertaken into one of architecture's most powerful movements, more than 850 Brutalist buildings - existing and demolished, classic and contemporary - are organised geographically into nine continental regions. Much-loved masterpieces in the UK and USA sit alongside lesser-known examples in Europe, Asia, Australia and beyond - 104 countries in all, proving that Brutalism was, and continues to be, a truly international architectural phenomenon.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $175.00

    Price: $175.00
  • BOHEMIAN LIVING : Creative Homes Around the World
    BOHEMIAN LIVING : Creative Homes Around the World
    ROBYN LEA
    ISBN: 9781760760090
    Title: BOHEMIAN LIVING : Creative Homes Around the World
    Author: ROBYN LEA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This is a visually stunning book featuring twenty homes in Australia, Europe and the USA. Bohemian Living is an exhilarating visual deconstruction of what it means to live a truly authentic creative life. Robyn Lea is an incredible storyteller. In every profile she traces the journey from unusual childhoods to artistic, often unorthodox, adult worlds. Each profile is accompanied by pages of stunning photographs

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $65.00

    Price: $65.00
  • 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 : 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • CONCRETE CONCEPT
    CONCRETE CONCEPT
    BEANLAND CHRISTOPHER
    ISBN: 9780711237643
    Title: CONCRETE CONCEPT
    Author: BEANLAND CHRISTOPHER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Featuring 50 existing international examples (built between the 1950s to 1970s), it skips from one country to the next to illustrate why concrete buildings grew to become both the most hotly contested and fashionable architectural style in history. Building descriptions cover key details about the building as well as a context for its original use, public reception and current status.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $45.00
    Price: $45.00
  • CONTEMPORARY HOUSE
    CONTEMPORARY HOUSE
    BELL JONATHAN / STATHAKI ELLIE
    ISBN: 9780500021941
    Title: CONTEMPORARY HOUSE
    Author: BELL JONATHAN / STATHAKI ELLIE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $49.99
    Price: $49.99
  • DESIGN PROCESS AND ART OF THE SINGLE FAMILY HOME
    DESIGN PROCESS AND ART OF THE SINGLE FAMILY HOME
    BERTMAN RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781864704440
    Title: DESIGN PROCESS AND ART OF THE SINGLE FAMILY HOME
    Author: BERTMAN RICHARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    How do our minds work when we design? How do we organise and assimilate information, create and evaluate options, and make decisions? These questions have fascinated and absorbed architect and sculptor Richard Bertman (FAIA) since his graduate school days. Now, after a 40-year career, Bertman has used the design of a vacation house as an experiment to explore these questions. The result, documented in The Design Process and the Art of the Single Family Home, is a fascinating and revealing insight into the creative process. With floor plans, notes, hand-drawn sketches and full-colour photography Bertman charts each stage of the design process, questioning and examining why certain decisions are made, how problems are solved, and generally exploring the processes involved in creative thinking.

    Imprint: IMAGES PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $79.99

    Price: $79.99
  • DESIGN WITH COLOUR AND STYLE
    DESIGN WITH COLOUR AND STYLE
    BLAZE SHAYNNA
    ISBN: 9780670078394
    Title: DESIGN WITH COLOUR AND STYLE
    Author: BLAZE SHAYNNA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Interior design expert Shaynna Blaze is passionate about helping people uncover their own personal interior style. In this book, she explores the intriguing, enticing elements of colour and style and explains how you can use them to transform your home. Using beautiful photographs and practical examples, Shaynna shows how colour affects a space and the mood of those living in it. She reveals how contemporary and historic design styles have developed, and ways they can be interpreted to suit your taste, with hands-on tips for putting your ideas into practice.

    With her warm, down-to-earth approach, Shaynna offers guidance and inspiration to help you discover your own individual style and colour palette, so you can design your dream interior.

    Shaynna is also the author of Design Your Home, published in 2013.



    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $39.99
    Price: $39.99
  • DESIGN YOUR HOME
    DESIGN YOUR HOME
    BLAZE SHAYNNA
    ISBN: 9780670076789
    Title: DESIGN YOUR HOME
    Author: BLAZE SHAYNNA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With a great understanding of what makes a home work well, and a keen eye for colour detail, Shaynna Blaze shares her many years of experience as an interior designer to help you find the perfect solutions for getting the most out of the place you live in.

    Beautifully illustrated throughout, Shaynna takes you on a room-by-room tour of the home. She highlights potential problem areas, suggesting easy and innovative solutions, and describing attractive design alternatives for every room - from the public living areas to the private spaces of bathroom and bedroom and the often problematic home office. Her down-to-earth approach and stylish ideas, as seen on high-rating TV shows Selling Houses Australia and The Block, mean that anyone - whatever their budget - can create their dream home. 'As an interior designer, I'm here not just to make your home pretty but to solve problems and find solutions.

    Your home is about you, your life and those you invite into your space. With this book, you'll have the confidence to design a home that functions around the way you live.'

    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • DESTINATION ARCHITECTURE : The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings
    DESTINATION ARCHITECTURE : The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings
    ISBN: 9780714875354
    Title: DESTINATION ARCHITECTURE : The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The definitive architecture travel guide that lets you visit 1,000 of today's most must-see contemporary buildings - whether at home or on the road

    Featuring 1,000 of today's most compelling buildings by the world's finest architects, Destination: Architecture is an unparalleled and comprehensive resource for anyone wanting to get more out of their travels. No journey, from a long weekend to a long-haul trip, would be complete without this expertly curated 'who's who' of the most exciting architecture in the world. Each building is illustrated with a single image and accompanied by a brief description, with addresses, websites, and opening details. It's the best way to find and enjoy contemporary built culture on every continent.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $39.95

    Price: $39.95
  • DRAWING ARCHITECTURE
    DRAWING ARCHITECTURE
    THOMAS HELEN
    ISBN: 9780714877150
    Title: DRAWING ARCHITECTURE
    Author: THOMAS HELEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An elegant presentation of stunning and inspiring architectural drawings from antiquity to the present day

    Throughout history, architects have relied on drawings both to develop their ideas and communicate their vision to the world.

    This gorgeous collection brings together more than 250 of the finest architectural drawings of all time, revealing each architect's process and personality as never before. Creatively paired to stimulate the imagination, the illustrations span the centuries and range from sketches to renderings, simple to intricate, built projects to a utopian ideal, famous to rarely seen - a true celebration of the art of architecture.

    Visually paired images draw connections and contrasts between architecture from different times, styles, and places. From Michelangelo to Frank Gehry, Louise Bourgeois to Tadao Ando, B.V. Doshi to Zaha Hadid, and Grafton to Luis Barragán, the book shows the incredible variety and beauty of architectural drawings.

    Drawing Architecture is ideal for art and architecture lovers alike, as well as anyone interested in the intersection of creativity and history.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $120.00

    Price: $120.00
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