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  • 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: SEPTEMBER 2016 NEW RELEAS

    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: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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: DECEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    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
    DOWN TO EARTH
    HETZEL RHONDA
    ISBN: 9780670075928
    Title: DOWN TO EARTH
    Author: HETZEL RHONDA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: MARCH 2016 NEW RELEASE

    'I was pulled into simple living before I knew what it was. It crept up on me using the smallest of steps and didn't reveal its true beauty and real power until I was totally hooked. I was searching for a way to live well while spending very little money. What I found was a way of life that also gave me independence, opportunity and freedom.'

    Rhonda Hetzel gently encourages readers to find the pleasure and meaning in a simpler life, sharing all the practical information she has gathered on her own journey. Whether you want to learn how to grow tomatoes, bake bread, make your own soap and preserve fruit, or just be inspired to slow down and live more sustainably, Down to Earth will be your guide.



    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $39.99
    Price: $39.99
  • DREAM TREEHOUSES
    DREAM TREEHOUSES
    LAURENS ALAIN
    ISBN: 9781419719745
    Title: DREAM TREEHOUSES
    Author: LAURENS ALAIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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 ARCHITECURE : UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY BUILDINGS
    ELEMENTS OF MODERN ARCHITECURE : UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY BUILDINGS
    RADFORD ANTONY
    ISBN: 9780500342954
    Title: ELEMENTS OF MODERN ARCHITECURE : UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY BUILDINGS
    Author: RADFORD ANTONY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This ambitious book is aimed at a new generation of architects who take technology for granted but seek to understand the principles of what makes a building meaningful and enduring. Fifty buildings by the best-known and -recognized modern architects, from Aalto to Gehry, from Le Corbusier to Hadid, are represented in illustrations that explore all facets of the buildings creation. Starting from its site, each building is analysed through its surroundings, use of natural light, volumes and massing; its programme and circulation; its details, fenestration and ornamentation, taking the reader straight to the heart and mind of the architect. Targeted at rising students and architects who seek to create architecture that transcends digital tools and techniques, The Elements of Modern Architecture is an essential reference and inspiration for many generations to come.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $60.00

    Price: $60.00
  • ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTURE
    ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTURE
    GOAD PHILIP / WILLIS JULIE [ED]
    ISBN: 9780521888578
    Title: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTURE
    Author: GOAD PHILIP / WILLIS JULIE [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Behind the iconic images of Australian homesteads, beach houses and the billowing sails of the Sydney Opera House lies a rich and enthralling history of how Australians have responded to natural and urban environments, and in turn shaped Australian culture and society. The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture is the first major work of reference to be published on Australian architecture. This magnificent book documents and analyses Australian architecture and architects 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: $162.95

    Price: $162.95
  • FALLINGWATER
    FALLINGWATER
    WAGGONER LYNDA S
    ISBN: 9780847848478
    Title: FALLINGWATER
    Author: WAGGONER LYNDA S
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This seminal volume, now back in print in a new format and at a reduced price, offers a deeply immersive tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's most legendary building

    Imprint: RIZZOLI
    RRP: $79.99

    Price: $79.99
  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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: $49.99
  • FRENCH STYLE AT HOME : HOME INSPIRATION FROM CHARMING DESTINATIONS
    FRENCH STYLE AT HOME : HOME INSPIRATION FROM CHARMING DESTINATIONS
    SIRAUDEAU SEBASTIEN
    ISBN: 9782080300843
    Title: FRENCH STYLE AT HOME : HOME INSPIRATION FROM CHARMING DESTINATIONS
    Author: SIRAUDEAU SEBASTIEN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    France is the world's style destination, and photographer Sebastien Siraudeau has scoured the country to uncover eighty of its most charming boutique guest houses, each rich in the design details that epitomize French style. Thirty of these locations are featured in individual chapters with photographs highlighting their particular flair from a trompe loeil wall mural, to a damask upholstered chaise longue, or a simple row of ocean-polished stones. Those seeking inspiration for their own home will find this book rich in ideas for a wide variety of styles. Elegant crystal chandeliers may take center stage in one room, but a simple wooden bench, worn smooth with centuries of use, can be just as captivating in another. Gently faded neutrals create a quiet harmony in one setting, while another is alive with splashes of vivid color. Sleek and modern or cozy and rustic, each of these hand-picked settings is as inviting as a deep leather armchair. Organized thematically, these enticing destinations will inspire the reader to recreate the same atmospheric interiors at home. This handsome volume includes a black book of the best design destinations the country has to offer from chateaux, country manors, and farmhouses, to urban apartments, hotels, and B&Bs. A practical guide grouped by region includes price indicators and online tourist information.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    RRP: $39.95

    Price: $39.95
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