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  • FRENCH WAY WITH DESIGN
    FRENCH WAY WITH DESIGN
    PHILLIPS BETTY LOU
    ISBN: 9781423635062
    Title: FRENCH WAY WITH DESIGN
    Author: PHILLIPS BETTY LOU
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A new look is emerging in France's apartments as well as its imposing chateaux and country manors. Along with signature pieces of national identity - such as finely crafted wood pieces, splendid mirrors, and grandmere's well cared for linen - European mid-century modern furnishings also adorn settings in this age of merging sensibilities.

    Amid abstract works of art hanging on walls, painted furniture mingles easily with budget-friendly finds from assorted cultures such as woollen rugs and hand-embroidered linens from India, and pottery, artisan-made pillows, throws, and vintage textiles from remote markets in Morocco.

    Imprint: GIBBS SMITH
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • 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: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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
  • GOTHIC FOR THE STEAM AGE : AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE GILBERT SCOTT
    GOTHIC FOR THE STEAM AGE : AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE GILBERT SCOTT
    STAMP GAVIN
    ISBN: 9781781311240
    Title: GOTHIC FOR THE STEAM AGE : AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE GILBERT SCOTT
    Author: STAMP GAVIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The first in what is a long-overdue illustrated biography of Sir Gilbert Scott, Gavin Stamp has trawled tirelessly through the archives, trying to piece together the life of this great Victorian architect.

    George Gilbert Scott was the most prolific and most famous of Victorian architects. For many, however, blinded by prejudice to the merits of Victorian architecture and the Gothic Revival, he was the most notorious. The rehabilitation of his reputation after a century of abuse is symbolised, above all, by the magnificent restoration of one of his best-known buildings (once seriously threatened with demolition), the hotel at St Pancras Station in London. He was the founder of the greatest architectural dynasty in British history, a dynasty which still flourishes in the fourth and fifth generation.

    Scott ran the largest architectural office of its time and it produced designs for some seven or eight hundred buildings (estimates vary). Only a limited selection can therefore be illustrated here, but all of his major secular works are represented, whether by old or new photographs, original drawings and prints, along with the best and most significant of his many churches.

    Imprint: AURUM PRESS
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • 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
  • HIDDEN PARIS : Discovering and Exploring Parisian Interiors
    HIDDEN PARIS : Discovering and Exploring Parisian Interiors
    CLIFTON-MOGG CAROLINE
    ISBN: 9781847809261
    Title: HIDDEN PARIS : Discovering and Exploring Parisian Interiors
    Author: CLIFTON-MOGG CAROLINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Hidden Paris opens the door to some of Paris's secret interiors - both the old and the new, the classic and the quirky - and sheds a light on how Parisians really live.

    Imprint: JACQUI SMALL
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • 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
  • HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN 100 BUILDINGS
    HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN 100 BUILDINGS
    CRUICKSHANK DAN
    ISBN: 9780007581085
    Title: HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN 100 BUILDINGS
    Author: CRUICKSHANK DAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Journeying through time and place, from the ancient Egyptian pyramids to the soaring skyscrapers of Manhattan, renowned architectural historian Dan Cruickshank explores the most impressive and characterful creations in world architecture.

    His selection includes many of the world’s best-known buildings that represent key or pioneering moments in architectural history, such as the Pantheon in Rome, Hagia Sophia in Turkey, the Taj Mahal in India and the Forbidden City in China.

    But the book also covers less obvious and more surprising structures, the generally unsung heroes of an endlessly fascinating story. Buildings like Oriel Chambers in Liverpool and the Narkomfin Apartment Building in Moscow.

    Dan Cruickshank has visited nearly all the buildings in the book, many in locations that are now inaccessible and under serious threat. A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings is an eloquent and often moving testimony to the power of great architecture to shape, and be shaped by, world history.

    Imprint: COLLINS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • HOLIDAY AT HOME : CREATING RELAXED SPACES OF YOUR OWN
    HOLIDAY AT HOME : CREATING RELAXED SPACES OF YOUR OWN
    GRANT JASON
    ISBN: 9781742707006
    Title: HOLIDAY AT HOME : CREATING RELAXED SPACES OF YOUR OWN
    Author: GRANT JASON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Hold onto the memories of your perfect trip with advice and inspiration for creating interior spaces that capture that relaxed, holiday vibe.

    Taking inspiration from beach houses, road-trips, country hotels and summer holidays spent camping under the stars, acclaimed stylist Jason Grant shows you how to style your spaces to evoke that carefree, fresh and fun holiday feeling in your own home. Remember your favourite destinations across the globe as you bring your holidays to your interiors. Jason suggests stylish ways to display your travel snaps and souvenirs and shows you how to transform your home with new colour palettes. He gives advice on every aspect of styling ? learn how to bring the outdoors in, understand how to best capture natural light, and see how easy it is to up-cycle second-hand items to give your home a personal touch that evokes the memories of your times away. Filled with inspiration and practical advice, Holiday at Home will show you how to live your holiday dream all year round.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • HOME : THE ELEMENTS OF DECORATING
    HOME : THE ELEMENTS OF DECORATING
    BLOMFIELD EMMA
    ISBN: 9781743792711
    Title: HOME : THE ELEMENTS OF DECORATING
    Author: BLOMFIELD EMMA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: APRIL 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Home: The Elements of Decorating is a timeless fully illustrated classic that is to be treasured and referred to over the many years that it takes to be truly happy with the space in which you live – yes it is possible to one day love your home in it’s entirety!

    Decorating is not meant to be a quick and easy process, a well put together room takes time and patience. The aim of Emma's book is to breakdown the decorating process into bite sized, manageable pieces to destroy the common myth that decorating is hard work. Home: The Elements of Decorating is a glimpse into the mind of a decorator, revealing how a professional would put a room together and how homeowners too are capable of tapping into their talents to produce a beautifully curated home by following the five elements of decorating Emma uses daily in her own decorating projects.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • HOME IN PARIS : INTERIORS INSPIRATION
    HOME IN PARIS : INTERIORS INSPIRATION
    SYNAVE CATHERINE
    ISBN: 9782080201867
    Title: HOME IN PARIS : INTERIORS INSPIRATION
    Author: SYNAVE CATHERINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The notion of Parisian charm is ubiquitous, and the magic of the citys interior design is the gold standard. This book takes us behind closed doors inside the homes of the most respected designers and artists in the city, to discover the rich diversity of Parisian style.

    Imprint: FLAMMARION
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • 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: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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
  • ICONIC AUSTRALIAN HOUSES 50 60 70
    ICONIC AUSTRALIAN HOUSES 50 60 70
    MCCARTNEY KAREN
    ISBN: 9781743369586
    Title: ICONIC AUSTRALIAN HOUSES 50 60 70
    Author: MCCARTNEY KAREN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the 1950s to the 1970s, the work of Lloyd Wright, Gropius and Mies Van Der Rohe strongly influenced a generation of young Australian architects, who adopted modernist principles in their work.
    In Iconic Australian Houses: Three Decades of Domestic Architecture, Karen McCartney presents 15 significant examples of homes from this period, each designed by a different architect, that combine outstanding architectural principles and authentic interior decor.A detailed introduction places the period in social, historical and architectural context, before each of the selected homes is individually reviewed in an informed and engaging style. In each example the relationship between the architect and owner is discussed, as is the linking of the building to its site, materials and architectural detailing. The author has interviewed many architects and owners for their personal insights. Each study includes a feature on the interior decoration and a discussion of designers and manufacturers of iconic furniture, fittings and fabrics. Iconic Australian Houses features stunning photography, both panoramic and detailed, throughout. The homes from these three decades form a significant part of Australian architectural history and this book is a timely reminder of the need to preserve them as cultural artefacts.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ICONIC AUSTRALIAN HOUSES 70 80 90
    ICONIC AUSTRALIAN HOUSES 70 80 90
    MCCARTNEY KAREN
    ISBN: 9781743365311
    Title: ICONIC AUSTRALIAN HOUSES 70 80 90
    Author: MCCARTNEY KAREN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this follow-up to the design classic 50/60/70 Iconic Australian Houses, Karen McCartney, founding editor of interiors magazine Inside Out, has compiled a selection of significant examples of Australian houses of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, each brilliantly photographed and with a depth of coverage rarely seen before.

    Imprint: MURDOCH BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
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