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  • 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
  • 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: $69.99
  • 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
  • CREATIVE PARIS : Urban Interiors, Inspiring Innovators
    CREATIVE PARIS : Urban Interiors, Inspiring Innovators
    ISBN: 9782080204004
    Title: CREATIVE PARIS : Urban Interiors, Inspiring Innovators
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    For the past decade, French online phenomenon My Little Paris has divulged the city’s best kept secrets in fashion, food, housewares, and lifestyle to almost four million subscribers. Now, this creative young team takes us inside their personal homes and workplaces, sharing Paris’s freshest interior inspiration.

    The view from an 11th arrondissement apartment reveals slate rooftops and open sky, while a pair of silver Margiela designer boots, plush orange bomber jacket, and hot pink visor pepper the furniture, in fashion-showroom style. The My Little Paris workspace in an old carousel factory in Montmartre has a “dream room” vegetal wall, and rooftop terrace overlooking the Sacré-Coeur. In a relaxed apartment on the edge of the Canal Saint Martin, an aquamarine wall complements a matching Smeg fridge and coffee mugs, all in the same vibrant, yet soft hue. Bird cages, vinyl records, colorful kimonos, vintage photographs, flashy African wax cushions, and contemporary art all coexist harmoniously.

    More than forty spaces — each brimming with parisian life — provide Instagram-ready inpiration for interior decoration, and are rich with ideas for sparking creativity.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    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
  • DOWN TO EARTH : Laid-back Interiors for Modern Living: Laid-back Interiors for Modern Living
    DOWN TO EARTH : Laid-back Interiors for Modern Living: Laid-back Interiors for Modern Living
    LIESS LAUREN
    ISBN: 9781419738197
    Title: DOWN TO EARTH : Laid-back Interiors for Modern Living: Laid-back Interiors for Modern Living
    Author: LIESS LAUREN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An elevated yet accessible follow-up to Lauren Liess's Habitat, showcasing her signature easy-living lifestyle.

    Down to Earth picks up right where Lauren Liess's critically acclaimed Habitat left off. While Habitat walked readers through the decorating process step-by-step, Liess's latest title takes a step beyond the basics and invites readers to incorporate the main components of her familiar design aesthetic: nature, easy living, and approachability. With evocative photos and substantive design advice, Down to Earth focuses on creating a lifestyle that inspires creativity and functionality.

    Throughout the book, Liess shows readers how to incorporate six guiding principles in six unique homes: a new farmhouse, a classic American historical home, a lakeside contemporary house, a modern villa, a turn- of-the-century American Foursquare, and a cedar and glass house on a bluff. While each home has a different architectural style, fingerprints of Liess's down-to-earth style are evident throughout.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS
    FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS
    WINE THATCHER / LANE ELIZABETH
    ISBN: 9781423652151
    Title: FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS
    Author: WINE THATCHER / LANE ELIZABETH
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A celebration of the meaning and comfort printed books bring to our homes and lives, from the curation and design experts at Juniper Books.

    For the Love of Books shares the vision of Juniper Books, a business that embraces the roles that books fulfil in our lives and their staying power. It recounts the history of books and private libraries, and champions the resilience of books in the digital era. Dive into the nuances that define books for reading, books for decoration, and books for inspiration. Instructive chapters provide useful details for creating and curating one’s own home library, whether it be a single shelf or multiple rooms each with their own collection. You will never look at your bookshelves the same way again.

    For the Love of Books is about storytelling beyond the pages of our favourite books. Our books — the ones we choose to keep — tell the story of who we are. They remind us who we once were and who we aspire to be.

    Imprint: GIBBS SMITH
    RRP: $79.99

    Price: $79.99
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