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  • 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
  • FRANK LLOYD WRIGHTS FALLINGWATER : The House and Its History
    FRANK LLOYD WRIGHTS FALLINGWATER : The House and Its History
    HOFFMANN DONALD
    ISBN: 9780486274300
    Title: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHTS FALLINGWATER : The House and Its History
    Author: HOFFMANN DONALD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Organic form was Frank Lloyd Wright's credo, and its most splendid embodiment is Fallingwater, designed and built for the Pittsburgh merchant Edgar Kaufmann in the 1930s. The private dwelling, which juts directly over a waterfall at Bear Run in western Pennsylvania, is the boldest and most personal architectural statement of Wright's mature years.

    This volume is a total revision - both in text and illustrations - of the standard document of Fallingwater. With the opening of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, valuable new material has come to light that has provided the basis for this completely rewritten and expanded account. The new material has enabled the author, Wright expert Donald Hoffmann, to tell a more comprehensive, vivid, and authentic story. This book is the complete record of the birth, growth, and maturity of an architectural masterpiece. It documents in special detail Fallingwater's architectural innovations: its cantilevered construction, its ingenious integration with a majestic waterfall, the cascading staircases, organic use of ornament, and the problematic but ultimately triumphant use of reinforced concrete.

    Imprint: DOVER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE SINCE 1889 : A WORLDWIDE HISTORY
    FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE SINCE 1889 : A WORLDWIDE HISTORY
    COHEN JEAN-LOUIS
    ISBN: 9780714873190
    Title: FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE SINCE 1889 : A WORLDWIDE HISTORY
    Author: COHEN JEAN-LOUIS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: R/PRINT UND CONSIDERATION

    This highly accessible book begins with the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889, tracing architecture's evolution to the early twenty-first century's globalized architectural culture.

    Illustrated with hundreds of drawings and photographs as well as portraits, publications, diagrams, film stills, and more, this survey places radicaldevelopments in architecture in a larger context, among those of art, technology, urbanism,and critical theory.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $65.00

    Price: $65.00
  • GARDEN CITY : Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes and the New Planted Space
    GARDEN CITY : Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes and the New Planted Space
    YUDINA ANNA
    ISBN: 9780500343265
    Title: GARDEN CITY : Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes and the New Planted Space
    Author: YUDINA ANNA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A spectacular global survey of some of the world's most inventive buildings--increasingly relevant in the face of climate change--which bring architecture and horticulture into a sustainable whole

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • GLOBAL BOHEMIAN : How to Satisfy Your Wanderlust at Home
    GLOBAL BOHEMIAN : How to Satisfy Your Wanderlust at Home
    ONEILL FIFI
    ISBN: 9781782497189
    Title: GLOBAL BOHEMIAN : How to Satisfy Your Wanderlust at Home
    Author: ONEILL FIFI
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: April 2019 New Release

    Why settle for one style when you can indulge your love of several? Whether exuberant or subtle, eclectic or sophisticated, bohemian style welcomes a freethinking approach to decorating. Fifi O’Neill shows you how to combine originality, creative energy, whimsy and a love of travel to create adventurous, authentic, and enchanting interiors. Find inspiration for making your home truly unique by mixing pieces with traditional style alongside finds from your travels. Whether you want to transform understated spaces by adding intriguing nomadic elements, incorporating tropical and beach motifs, or hints of glamour, TheGlobal Bohemian offers ample and affordable decorative options and celebrates self-expression, inspiration, passion and personal flair.

    Imprint: CICO BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • GREEN ARCHITECTURE TODAY
    GREEN ARCHITECTURE TODAY
    CARDELUS CAYETANO
    ISBN: 9788499361390
    Title: GREEN ARCHITECTURE TODAY
    Author: CARDELUS CAYETANO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    For several decades the concepts of ecology and sustainability have generated influential currents of opinion in society, affecting all areas of our lives.

    Nowadays, no sensible person goes against the theory of global warming or the ever more pressing need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In the field of architecture, significant changes and developments are evolving. However, experience tells us that we still have a way to go.

    The percentage of sustainable buildings is still very low compared to the increased volume of building projects all over the world. Much more participation is still required on the part of everyone involved - from architects and building contractors to manufacturers of materials and end customers.

    This book gives this leading role to thirty selected international architects, all professionals who reveal the new trends in sustainable architecture and how they have contributed through their ideas to the basics of sustainable architecture.

    Imprint: LOFT PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • GREENING IN STYLE : Healthy Home Decor with Plants
    GREENING IN STYLE : Healthy Home Decor with Plants
    MOLA FRANCESC ZAMORA
    ISBN: 9788499360966
    Title: GREENING IN STYLE : Healthy Home Decor with Plants
    Author: MOLA FRANCESC ZAMORA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    There is much more to interiors filled with plants than meets the eye. Plant arrangements can be seen as an inexpensive way to decorate a home, but in fact, the use of plants in an interior has benefits that are often overlooked. Plants add dimension to interiors and make them feel lively. They strengthen the connection with nature and reflect an appreciation of the botanical world. The presence of plants in a home counteracts the negative effects of city living by improving air quality and regulating temperature and humidity levels. Plants also seem to have positive effects on people's mood and health, reducing stress, promoting creativity and productivity, and increasing levels of wellbeing. The book includes interior design projects for residential spaces, such as apartments, single-family houses, penthouses, and lofts in urban and rural environments. It focuses on modern interiors, where plants are part of the design, giving the home an organic touch.
    From interior courtyards to small balconies and through simple but graceful arrangements of potted plants, the projects offer inspirational ideas to all those who want to fill their homes with plants and add more personality to their decor.

    Imprint: LOFT PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • GUSTAV KLIMT AT HOME
    GUSTAV KLIMT AT HOME
    BADE PATRICK
    ISBN: 9780711239098
    Title: GUSTAV KLIMT AT HOME
    Author: BADE PATRICK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Gustav Klimt at Home explores the influences of Vienna and other places Klimt travelled to and called home on his life and work.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • HABITAT : THE FIELD GUIDE TO DECORATING
    HABITAT : THE FIELD GUIDE TO DECORATING
    LIESS LAUREN
    ISBN: 9781419717857
    Title: HABITAT : THE FIELD GUIDE TO DECORATING
    Author: LIESS LAUREN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Lauren Liess, an interior designer and founder of the popular blog Pure Style Home, fuses her love of design and the great outdoors into all her work.

    In Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, her first book, Lauren invites readers to bring nature inside by mixing the textures of natural elements such as wood and stone with eclectic groupings of modern and quirky vintage pieces. Readers will be inspired by the unique style of these rooms, which include lovely framed botanical prints and Liess’s own textile patterns inspired by wildflowers and thistles.

    The book is divided into three sections: Part I focuses on the fundamental elements of design, with each chapter devoted to a particular element, such as colour, lighting, and furniture; Part II addresses the intangibles of designing a space, such as aesthetics and creating a mood; and Part III tackles unique room-specific challenges in every part of the house.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • HARRY SEIDLERS UMBRELLA
    HARRY SEIDLERS UMBRELLA
    ROLLO JOE
    ISBN: 9781760760403
    Title: HARRY SEIDLERS UMBRELLA
    Author: ROLLO JOE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Harry Seidler’s Umbrella is an incisive and personal collection of writings on architecture and design by writer and editor Joe Rollo. From an up-close account of Jørn Utzon’s re-engagement with the Sydney Opera House and a poetic rendering of the design and making of the landscape at TarraWarra Estate and Museum of Art, to encounters with Harry Seidler and a walk through the multi-billion dollar Victorian Desalination Plant, Joe Rollo opens readers’ eyes to an exciting way of looking at the built world. Written in the easy, straightforward and engaging language for which he has become known, the book brings clarity and passion to considerations of the problems and pleasures of looking at architecture and design in Australia.

    Imprint: Thames & Hudson Publishing
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • HOUSE OF PLANTS : LIVING WITH SUCCULENTS AIR PLANTS AND CACTI
    HOUSE OF PLANTS : LIVING WITH SUCCULENTS AIR PLANTS AND CACTI
    RAY ROSE
    ISBN: 9780711238374
    Title: HOUSE OF PLANTS : LIVING WITH SUCCULENTS AIR PLANTS AND CACTI
    Author: RAY ROSE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    House of Plants is a practical and beautiful guide to how to love and care for your succulents, cacti and air plants. These indoor plants are handsome, hardy and perfect for urban living - and this book is a comprehensive companion, showing you how to nurture and enjoy these plants, as well as how to stylishly arrange them in your home.

    Caro Langton and Rose Ray detail how to look after individual plants, running through the soil, watering, light, food and more. They also show you how to take cuttings to share with friends, make gifts, terrariums and displays, and make these plants part of your life.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • HOUSES : Extraordinary Living
    HOUSES : Extraordinary Living
    ISBN: 9780714878096
    Title: HOUSES : Extraordinary Living
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Throughout history, houses have presented architects the world over with infinite opportunities to experiment with new methods and materials for domestic living. HOUSES: EXTRAORDINARY LIVING celebrates the incredible diversity and beauty of the house as never before, from Modernist icons to feats of technological, material, and spatial innovation in the 21st century. Explore the creative imaginations of hundreds of internationally renowned architects past and present, as well as dozens of awe-inspiring houses by lesser-known and emerging talents.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $79.95

    Price: $79.95
  • HOUSES BY THE SHORE : At Home With the Water : River Lake Sea
    HOUSES BY THE SHORE : At Home With the Water : River Lake Sea
    HAWES BYRON
    ISBN: 9780847862801
    Title: HOUSES BY THE SHORE : At Home With the Water : River Lake Sea
    Author: HAWES BYRON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    With stunning houses by the sea, on the lake, by rivers and lagoons, this book surpasses others of its kind on the market in the global breadth of its offerings as well as for the high-quality of the design.

    Imprint: RIZZOLI
    RRP: $80.00

    Price: $80.00
  • HOW THE FRENCH LIVE : Modern French Style
    HOW THE FRENCH LIVE : Modern French Style
    MAZOUZ SIHAM
    ISBN: 9781423648161
    Title: HOW THE FRENCH LIVE : Modern French Style
    Author: MAZOUZ SIHAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Mazouz "introduces a dozen ... French families in her debut book, ... [sharing] each family's personality and values through the lens of their uniquely styled homes. The aesthetic is clean and unpretentious, decor elements are eclectic--reflecting each family's Frenchness regardless of where they live"--Amazon.com.

    Imprint: GIBBS SMITH
    RRP: $49.99
    Price: $49.99
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