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  • CONCRETE HOUSES : The Poetics of Form: The Poetics of Form
    CONCRETE HOUSES : The Poetics of Form: The Poetics of Form
    ROLLO JOE
    ISBN: 9781760760410
    Title: CONCRETE HOUSES : The Poetics of Form: The Poetics of Form
    Author: ROLLO JOE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Concrete has conviction, strength and directness. It has plasticity, too, which makes the possibilities for form-making almost endless.

    Concrete Houses explores the sculptural possibilities of concrete as the material of choice in landmark contemporary houses across Australia, Brazil, Portugal, Japan, Sweden, the Netherlands and the USA, from the hands of major international architects including Sou Fujimoto, Tom Kundig, Valerio Olgiati and Marcio Kogan, and Australians such as Peter Stutchbury, Alex Popov, Ian McDougall and Neil Durbach.

    Illustrated throughout with exceptional colour photography, and selected plans and drawings, Concrete Houses celebrates the incontrovertible fusion of concrete’s versatility and brute force to make timeless architecture of lyric beauty.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • 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
  • COURTYARD LIVING : Contemporary Houses of the Asia-Pacific
    COURTYARD LIVING : Contemporary Houses of the Asia-Pacific
    CHAN CHARMAINE
    ISBN: 9780500519202
    Title: COURTYARD LIVING : Contemporary Houses of the Asia-Pacific
    Author: CHAN CHARMAINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Courtyards have long played an important function in residential design, regulating light, shade and the use of space. With centuries of tradition as inspiration, contemporary architects are now realizing courtyard living afresh. This lavish survey of 25 residences across the Asia-Pacific region features homes from Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, India, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

    Structured by courtyard function, the book consists of five chapters - on privacy; social spaces; sightlines; air, light and shade; and blurring boundaries - that are richly illustrated with photography as well as architectural illustrations showing the position of the courtyard within the floor plan.

    Showcasing the unique lifestyle opportunities afforded by contemporary courtyard design, this is an inspirational resource for anyone interested in indoor-outdoor living.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $70.00
  • DESIGN LIVES HERE : Australian interiors furniture and lighting
    DESIGN LIVES HERE : Australian interiors furniture and lighting
    CRASWELL PENNY
    ISBN: 9781760760175
    Title: DESIGN LIVES HERE : Australian interiors furniture and lighting
    Author: CRASWELL PENNY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An ultimate sourcebook of Australian design, including the best of contemporary interiors, furniture, lighting and bespoke objects.

    Australian design has forged its own unique trajectory, influenced by geographic isolation, a distinctive natural environment and a modern sensibility. Design Lives Here showcases the best of Australian residential architecture and interiors, and pays homage to the local designers and makers who have crafted bespoke pieces of furniture and lighting for these homes, whether large or small. From a reimagined Californian bungalow with a dining table inspired by the humble HB pencil to a monumental inner-city residence furnished with more than 100 custom pieces, these houses - and the objects that reside within - offer a compelling snapshot of contemporary Australian design through the lens of materiality, utility, site and place.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • 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
  • 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: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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
  • DREAM TREEHOUSES
    DREAM TREEHOUSES
    LAURENS ALAIN
    ISBN: 9781419719745
    Title: DREAM TREEHOUSES
    Author: LAURENS ALAIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    French design company La Cabane Perchée presents 40 extraordinary treehouses designed and built by the acclaimed team. Featuring houses in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Russia, Italy, Spain, and the United States, Dream Treehouses showcases both exterior and interior images of each house. In addition, the book includes watercolor design drawings and descriptions of how each house was envisioned and built, offering a beautifully and extensively illustrated look into some of the most fantastic treehouses ever created.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $60.00

    Price: $60.00
  • ELEMENTAL LIVING : CONTEMPORARY HOUSES IN NATURE
    ELEMENTAL LIVING : CONTEMPORARY HOUSES IN NATURE
    ISBN: 9780714873176
    Title: ELEMENTAL LIVING : CONTEMPORARY HOUSES IN NATURE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Elemental Living presents 60 works of architecture from across the 20th and 21st centuries that have a special relationship with the natural world.

    The book includes a visually breathtaking selection of architect created houses that have been designed to create unparalleled views of a wide variety of natural landscapes; designed to be almost indistinguishable from the natural landscape; or designed using materials and forms found in the natural landscape.

    Each house demonstrates a deep concern with the creation of unique living spaces that connect their inhabitants with the forests, mountains, lakes, deserts, and oceans that have attracted humanity for millennia.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $59.95

    Price: $59.95
  • ELEMENTS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE : Understanding Contemporary Buildings
    ELEMENTS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE : Understanding Contemporary Buildings
    RADFORD ANTONY
    ISBN: 9780500023624
    Title: ELEMENTS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE : Understanding Contemporary Buildings
    Author: RADFORD ANTONY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This ambitious publication, now revised and expanded, dissects fifty-five modern masterpieces through specially commissioned freehand drawings that reveal the principles and details of what makes a building meaningful and enduring. Covering six continents, and ranging from residences to opera houses, influential buildings of the past seven decades are analysed through detailed consideration of their key characteristics - site and surroundings, space and massing, programme and circulation, fenestration and use of natural light - to give an insight into how each design works as a cohesive whole. Appealing to architects, students and everyone who appreciates great buildings, The Elements of Modern Architecture is an essential reference and inspiration for generations to come.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $70.00
  • ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTURE
    ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTURE
    GOAD PHILIP
    ISBN: 9780521888578
    Title: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTURE
    Author: GOAD PHILIP
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This book documents Australian architecture from indigenous beginnings to colonial, modern and contemporary eras. With over 1000 entries from 200 contributors, and 500 photographs and drawings, The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture provides an unparalleled compendium of architectural knowledge. It is essential reading for all who care about the built environment.

    Imprint: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY
    RRP: $169.99

    Price: $169.99
  • ESSENTIALLY FRENCH : Home with Classic French Style
    ESSENTIALLY FRENCH : Home with Classic French Style
    RYAN JOSEPHINE
    ISBN: 9781788790246
    Title: ESSENTIALLY FRENCH : Home with Classic French Style
    Author: RYAN JOSEPHINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Essentially French is perfect for anyone who seeks ideas for their own French-inspired interior, or for those who simply want to dream...

    In Essentially French, renowned antiques dealer and stylist Josephine Ryan offers a privileged glimpse into the homes of antiques dealers who have a passion for French style. Step into a world of timeless elegance and transform your home with this beautiful guide to French-style interiors. The homes featured include farmhouses, townhouses and apartments, and their decorative styles may differ, but all have something in common – each and every one showcases the beauty of traditional French furniture and accessories, and demonstrates the understated elegance of French life.

    From the chic simplicity of a Parisian apartment to the picturesque charm of a Provençal farmhouse, the homes in this book illustrate many facets of classic French style.

    Imprint: RYLAND PETERS & SMALL
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • EVERYTHING : A Maximalist Style Guide
    EVERYTHING : A Maximalist Style Guide
    AHERN ABIGAIL
    ISBN: 9781911641117
    Title: EVERYTHING : A Maximalist Style Guide
    Author: AHERN ABIGAIL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Welcome to the 'more is more' world of decorating, or as it's more commonly know in the business, Maximalism. A style that embraces the all-out: beautiful colour palettes, luxurious textiles, patterns and embellishment.

    Maximalism is the epitome of passion, one in which Scandi-style, stripped bare and pared-back interiors have no place. Abigail Ahern guides us through the sea change in the world of interiors as the pendulum swings away from minimalism, over to our increasing desire for self-expression and optimism.

    Learn how to break the 'rules' of interior design, play fast and loose with different periods in a single room and have fun. Maximalism allows you to dip into colour palettes and any decade or style, with the effect of stirring up emotions and creating a bedazzling space you'd never want to leave.

    Imprint: PAVILLION
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • FOREVER HOUSE : TIME HONOURED AUSTRALIAN HOMES
    FOREVER HOUSE : TIME HONOURED AUSTRALIAN HOMES
    BRUHN CAMERON
    ISBN: 9780500500453
    Title: FOREVER HOUSE : TIME HONOURED AUSTRALIAN HOMES
    Author: BRUHN CAMERON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Imagine a home designed and built especially for your family to grow, evolve and create memories in over a lifetime. The Forever House celebrates twenty-three such dwellings through the intimate stories of the families and architects who created them. These timeless homes have been captured as they are today by some of Australia's best architectural photographers, and archival drawings offer insight into the original designs.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $70.00

    Price: $70.00
  • FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
    FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
    MCCARTER ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780714838540
    Title: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
    Author: MCCARTER ROBERT
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the great masters of modern architecture. His career spanned over 60 years, and his unique stylistic invention kept ahead of any ephemeral fashion. This definitive monograph provides an unparalleled account of Wright's momentous career. It explores the key themes in Wright's work, and presents the consistent qualities that underlie all of his designs. The themes of space and spatial experience are examined, together with a discussion of construction and Wright's search for what he termed the nature of materials. The relationship between his architecture and the landscape is also explored with rigour. This book includes an extensive selection of archival drawings and photographs; clear, redrawn plans and detail drawings; and beautiful specially-commissioned, colour photographs. It also features a complete list of Wright's buildings and projects compiled by the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT : Unpacking the Archive
    FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT : Unpacking the Archive
    BERGDOLL BARRY
    ISBN: 9781633450264
    Title: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT : Unpacking the Archive
    Author: BERGDOLL BARRY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this catalogue reveals new perspectives on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, a designer so prolific and familiar as to nearly preclude critical reexamination. Structured as a series of inquiries into the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives, the book is a collection of scholarly explorations rather than an attempt to construct a master narrative. Each chapter centers on a key object from the archive that an invited author has "unpacked"-interpreting and contextualizing it, tracing its meanings and connections, and juxtaposing it with other works from the archive, from MoMA, or from outside collections.

    The publication aims to open up Wright's work to questions, interrogations, and debates, and to highlight interpretations by contemporary scholars, both established Wright experts and others considering this iconic figure from new and illuminating perspectives.

    Imprint: MUSEUM MODERN ART
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
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