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  • 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
  • EXHIBIT A : Exhibitions That Transformed Architecture, 1948-2000
    EXHIBIT A : Exhibitions That Transformed Architecture, 1948-2000
    PELKONEN EEVA-LIISA
    ISBN: 9780714875170
    Title: EXHIBIT A : Exhibitions That Transformed Architecture, 1948-2000
    Author: PELKONEN EEVA-LIISA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: JUNE 2018 NEW RELEASE

    The first book to explore the world's most significant architectural exhibitions of the 20th century

    How do you exhibit a building, a locality, a city? Exhibit A reveals how architecture has pushed the boundaries of exhibition as a medium and how, in turn, exhibitions have shaped the discipline of architecture. Focusing on 80 landmark architecture exhibitions mounted in countries around the world between 1948 and 2000, and featuring 300 images, this groundbreaking overview is both a vital reference and a visually compelling study of the way we look at built work.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $120.00

    Price: $120.00
  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
  • FRENCH HOUSE CHIC
    FRENCH HOUSE CHIC
    WEBSTER JANE
    ISBN: 9780500500965
    Title: FRENCH HOUSE CHIC
    Author: WEBSTER JANE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    French House Chic is a glimpse inside the most private if French residences: from supremely elegant Parisian apartments to lavishly upholstered sitting rooms.

    This is Jane's very personal story of a lifetime of cultivating an eye for style and bringing it to life in the home - a style that can be emulated with just some simple guidance.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
  • GARDENS OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
    GARDENS OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
    FELL DEREK
    ISBN: 9780711235946
    Title: GARDENS OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
    Author: FELL DEREK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


    The first book in full colour to focus on Wright's four most famous residential landscapes and gardens inspired by his designs.

    Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • GRAFTON ARCHITECTS
    GRAFTON ARCHITECTS
    MCCARTER ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780714875941
    Title: GRAFTON ARCHITECTS
    Author: MCCARTER ROBERT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A timely overview of the pioneering work of the acclaimed Irish architectural practice

    Dublin-based Grafton Architects (founded by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara in 1978) has built up an impressive body of work over its 40-year history, ranging from houses in Ireland to public buildings in Italy, France, the UK, and Peru. In this long-overdue study, respected architectural writer and critic Robert McCarter presents 60 of Grafton's built and unbuilt projects and brings to light their principled and ethical approach, which is committed to making a profound difference to the lives of their buildings' users.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $110.00

    Price: $110.00
  • 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
  • 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: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • HEIGHTS : ANATOMY OF A SKYSCRAPER
    HEIGHTS : ANATOMY OF A SKYSCRAPER
    ASCHER KATE
    ISBN: 9781594203039
    Title: HEIGHTS : ANATOMY OF A SKYSCRAPER
    Author: ASCHER KATE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The skyscraper is perhaps the most recognisable icon of the modern urban landscape. Providing offices, homes, restaurants and shopping to thousands of inhabitants, modern skyscrapers function as small cities. Exploring the interconnected systems that make life liveable in the sky is the task of Kate Ascher's stunningly illustrated The Heights. Ascher examines skyscrapers from around the world to learn how these incredible structures operate. Ascher's work is a triumphant ode to modern civilisation.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • HIGH LINE
    HIGH LINE
    ISBN: 9780714871004
    Title: HIGH LINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The first-hand, behind-the-scenes account of the creative inspiration behind the High Line, the transformative public 'park in the sky' that has reshaped global perceptions of urban space - and become one of the most beloved and visited destinations in New York City.

    The first full documentation that visually charts the journey of this global landmark from the designer's point of view. Hundreds of illustrations showcase every aspect of the project and its unforeseen influence in its entirety. Includes previously unpublished archival materials such as the drawings behind the original proposal and exclusive images of construction.

    The book mirrors the architecture and composition of the park through its large landscape format with foldouts, surprising packaging and inserts. More than a visual masterpiece - its seven chapters are well-organized, legible, comprehensive and accessible. Detailed, obsessive, quirky, compelling, and beautiful, the book captures the essence of the High Line.

    THE book for design enthusiasts including architects, landscape designers and urban planners - as well as for general-interest lovers of New York City, culture, art, gardens, and city life.



    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $89.95
    Price: $89.95
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