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Old London

By Bush, Graham

St Martin's Press, 1975. Old London is some 174pp & weighs over 500g. I have the book as 'excellent' & the dj as good-fair only because the dj has two short repaired tears. The initail idea came from the imminent demolition of an old building in the late 1800s - the photographers recorded it and with general interest a society was formed with a mission to create records of buildings they thought were in danger of a similar fate.. Hardcover. Excellent/Good/Fair. Illus. by Dixon, Bool (photog). 30cm.

$38.60

Leningrad Art & Architecture

By Schwarz, V

Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1982. Leningrad Art & Architecture by Schwarz is some 312pp, over 500g, lots of photos throughout, the book was translated from the Russian by Olga Shartse. Leningrad is rightly considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The buildings and ensembles designed by Rastrilli, Zakharov, Voronikhin, Rossi, Stasov and other eminent masters belong to the best in world architecture. Translated from the Russian by Olga Shartse. Leningrad is rightly considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The buildings and ensembles designed by Rastrilli, Zakharov, Voronikhin, Rossi, Stasov and other eminent masters belong to the best in world architecture.. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent/very Good. 21.5cm.

$7.02

The Architecture of England from Prehistoric Times to the Present Day

By Yarwood, Doreen

UK: B T Batsford Ltd, 1967. The Architecture of England from Prehistoric Times to the Present Day by Yarwood is some 2.5 kilos & 670 pp. Book is ex-lib with the usual suspects. Sections include pre 1066, Norman & early Gothic, decorated Gothic, Tudor, Regency 20thC AND all the other periods in between.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 25 Cm.

$14.74

The Illustrated History of Architecture: The Development of Cities and Towns

By Fragner, Benjamin

Promotional Reprint Co. London, 1994. The Illustrated History of Architecture: The Development of Cities and Towns by Fragner is 160 crisp pp & close to a kilo to post. Sections on early cities, planners, middle age development, services, connections, linking cities to nature, future directions. Very nicely illustrated with drawings, photos & period pieces.. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 28.5cm.

$12.63

THE NEW APARTMENT   Smart Living in Small Spaces
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THE NEW APARTMENT Smart Living in Small Spaces

By Borras Montse

Universe Publishing USA, 2007. Packed full of great ideas for the urban dweller to enable them tocreate stylish and comfortable living spaces even in small scale apartments and lofts. Projects profiled here demonstrate how small-scale efficiency, as well as beautiful, thoughtful design, can overcome the apparent restraints of a tiny setting. Full of stunning colour photographs, this book is a showcase of the latest design trends and creative solutions to turn any small space into a comfortable and modern home.. 1st US. Card Cover. Excellent. 22cm. Book Weighs Over 500gms.

$21.06

The Architecture of Happiness

By Alain de Botton

Penguin, 2007. 280pp awash with photos, more than 500g to post. review >> Alain de Botton probes deeply into our thoughts and ideas about the buildings around us with amazing clarity. He puts words to feelings you might have had in the back of your mind but ignored because you didn't know whether they could be expressed. When you read his words you feel enlightened and grateful for the experience. You go back into the world with a more refined set of tools to process it with. Most books on architecture are about history and appreciation of aesthetic and cultural details. His book cuts right through that layer. What we find beautiful is the promise of an intelligent kind of happiness. A home should be a setting that reminds us of our deepest, most genuine values, our concern for others and for the environment. What we search for in architecture is not so far from what we search for in a friend. How wonderful to have these truths subtly and intricately revealed to us as a way of counteracting all the information about fashion and design, pumped into our brains on a daily basis. There are beautiful black and white photos and engravings throughout the book to illustrate his observations.. Softcover. Very Good/None issued. 20.5cm.

$10.53

EXPERIMENTAL ARCHITECTURE HOUSES
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EXPERIMENTAL ARCHITECTURE HOUSES

By Krauel Jacobo

Universe NY, 2004. This text surveys houses that defy expectations and explode the notion of what constitutes experimental in residential architecture. The buildings selected for this book have little in common, they come from different cities across the globe, they represent the work of different architects, often with vastly different outlooks and they break the mold of what the notion of a house is. Each project is profiled with images of the completed construction, reproductions of the layouts and floorplans and a description of how the design came to be. . Card Cover/French Flaps. As New. 21cm. Book Weighs Over 500gms.

$21.06

ACCESSIBLE HOUSING   Quality, Disability and Design
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ACCESSIBLE HOUSING Quality, Disability and Design

By Imrie Rob

Routledge, London, 2006. The text considers the role and significance of house builders in influencing the design and construction of accessible housing that can meet the needs of disabled people. Its primary focus is the speculative house building process and the construction of private dwellings. The book describes and evaluates the socio institutional political and technical relations that underpin the design and construction of housing. . Book Weighs Over 500 Gms. 1st UK. Card Cover. Excellent. 25 Cm.

$59.66

Lutyens and the Edwardians: an English architect and his Clients

By Brown, Jane

UK: Penguin, 1997. 276 crisp pp & almost a kilo to post. This book is designed as a companion to the author's book about the association between Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll - "Gardens of a Golden Afternoon". Lutyens was a humanist who was involved in the lives of all his clients. The houses he built for them express his delight in life in their fusion of enthusiasm and inventive design. This book provides a fascinating insight into the work of this country's most important architect since Christopher Wren; it will also be an interesting portrait of his clients and the social world of which he was a part. Illustrated with sketches, drawings and photographs from family archives, Lutyens and the Edwardians tells the story of the clients, often ordinary people, who made it possible for the architect to fulfil his dreams. review >>> A wonderful, colourful picture of the people and personalities of the creative Edwardian world. Witty and informative, a joy for enthusiasts of architecture and of society. . Card Cover. Excellent/None issued. 24.5cm.

$28.08

The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options (Chelsea Green Guides for Homeowners)

By Chiras, Dan

USA: Chelsea Green, 2004. 326pp & 800g packed to post. As homeowners become more environmentally savvy and demand ecological choices, a new generation of architects and builders is emerging, intent on creating warm and inviting homes that cause only a fraction of the environmental impact of conventional building methods. Dan Chiras' The New Ecological Home provides an overview of green building techniques, materials, products and technologies that are either currently available or promise to be in the near future. Today, a new generation of architects and builders is emerging, intent on creating homes that meet human needs for shelter while causing only a fraction of the environmental impact of conventional housing. "The New Ecological Home" provides an overview of green building techniques, materials, products, and technologies that are either currently available or will be in the near future. Author Daniel Chiras provides a wealth of up-to-date, practical information for home buyers, owner-builders, and anyone interested in building for a sustainable future. Included are chapters on: - The Healthy House - Green Building Materials - Wood-Wise Construction - Energy Efficiency - Earth-Sheltered Architecture - Passive Solar Heating and Passive Cooling - Green Power: Electricity from the Sun and Wind - Water and Waste: Sustainable Approaches - Environmental Landscaping. . Softcover. Good/None issued. 25.5cm.

$22.46

Paris

By Bialestowski, Alice

France: Assouline, 1999. 79 crisp pp, less than 500g to post. A stroll through Paris is a stroll through time. The City of Light marries architecture, old and new, and captivates as much with its rich, incredibly diverse artistic heritage as with its history. This book provides a chronological presentation of more than thirty of the most noteworthy sites and buildings in Paris -- from the Saint-Germain-des Pres church, boasting one of the oldest Romanesque belltowers in France, to the Pont Neuf, the Eiffel Tower, and the Musee du Louvre. Each building is situated in its historical context, producing a stunning manual of architecture for tourists or Paris lovers alike.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. Illus. by Damien Lefevre (photos). 22cm.

$15.44

The Decorative Designs Of Frank Lloyd Wright

By Hanks, David A

London: Cassell, 1979. The Decorative Designs Of Frank Lloyd Wright has 232pp & is approx 700g packed to post - Determined to create a completely integrated environment, Wright designed not only buildings, but furnishings, fixtures, appliances, decorative items and more. Noted architectural and design authority David Hanks has provided an informative, insightful text, along with over 200 line drawings and photos. 219 black-and-white illus. 24 in full color. Faults? owner name 1st p, crease rear cover, bumper upper right corner. 2cm tear atop 1st page.. Softcover. Good/None issued. 22.5cm.

$24.57

Will Alsop Book 1

By Powell, Kenneth

London: Laurence King, 2001. Will Allen Alsop, OBE RA (born 12 December 1947) is a British architect based in London. He is responsible for several distinctive and controversial modernist buildings, most in the United Kingdom. Alsop's buildings are usually distinguished by their use of bright colour and unusual forms. He is, according to an April 2007 article in The Observer, "obviously not a man familiar with gyms" Will Alsop is one of the most exciting British architects working today, responsible for such striking, often colourful, buildings as Le Grand Bleu in Marseilles, the Ferry Terminal in Hamburg and, more recently, the Sterling Prize-winning Peckham Library in south London. This, the first of two volumes on Alsop's work, examines not only his architecture, but also his distinctive creative process. Rarely for an architect, his first development of a new project is through paintings. This, the first of two volumes on Alsop's work, examines not only his architecture, but also his distinctive creative process. Rarely for an architect, his first development of a new project is through paintings. Beginning with Alsop's student days at the Architectural Association in London, the book traces his development through study abroad, competitions, collaborations with artists and fellow architects, early projects and built works up to 1990. The book ends by looking at the early designs for the landmark Hotel du Departement des Bouches-du-Rhone in Marseilles (Le Grand Bleu), the project that truly launched his career. The book is lavishly illustrated with sketches, paintings, plans and photographs from Alsop's own archives. 1.7kgs packed for post & jusy over . Hardcover. Excellent/Good. 31.5cm.

$35.10

Fast Works

By Pat Woolley

Australia: Wild & Woolley, 1996. The 1996 sampler of 'Fast Books' writing, drawing and photography by Mona Brand, Harold Cazneaux, Beverley Farnshaw, Zeny Edwards, Hudson Fish, george Gittoes, Clive kain, Patrick O'Tarpaig, Alec Preda & Kent Whitmore. Unpaginated but say 175pp, faults? alas rear cover has a diagonal crease o/wise all pp clean bright & well bound.. Softcover. Very Good/None issued. 25cm.

$16.85

The Monastic World

By Brooke, Christopher

Paul Elek, 1974. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 31.5cm.

$52.64

The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright A Complete Catalog

By Storrer, William

USA: MIT Press Arranged chronologically, provides a revised and updated edition of the authoritative guide to all of Wright's architecture. will be indispensable for anyone fascinated with Wright's unique architectural genius - the catalog allows readers to trace the progression of Frank Lloyd Wright's built designs from the early Prairie school works to the last building constructed to Wright's specifications on the original site--the Aime and Norman Lykes residence. "The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright" will be indispensable for anyone fascinated with Wright's unique architectural genius. 430pp plus an index of properties, maps, plans. All pp in great order, each page has a photo & a succinct descriptor accompanying. approx 750g packed/bubbled for post, this is a truly excellent Wright reference.. 2nd Edition. Softcover. Excellent/None issued. 21cm.

$32.99

In And Around The Rocks

By Coleman, J

Sydney: View Productions, 2001. 103 wonderful pp with photos, sketches & watercolours of this heritage area of Sydney. dj & book in great condition.. Hard Cover. Excellent/Excellent. 28.5cm.

$15.44

Dartmoor's War Prison & Church 1805-1817

By Stanbrook, Elisabeth

UK: Quay Publications, 2002. 112pp in perfect order. 1st UK. Card Cover. As New/None Issued. 21cm.

$16.85

La Dolce Vita Living in Italy

By Fairweather, Catherine

Australia: Cameron House, 2001. 192 perfect pages to inspire (envy) & encourage the Italophiles to either sell up & try the Medchange or do some major renovations. Book in great order. Approx 1.4kg. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 29cm.

$33.69

Roman Architecture

By Sear, Frank

London: Batsford Academic, 1982. Batsford Academic and Educational Ltd, London, 1982. ex-library with usual marks etc Hardback book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: fair only because an enthusiastic librarian creased it when putting on plastic cover, unclipped. B/w Photographs, Plans and Drawings (illustrator). 10 x 7.5". inside clean and tight. With 183 photographs, maps and drawings. The Roman Empire extended far beyond Italy and so did its architecture. There are therefore extensive chapters on North Africa and the European and Eastern Provinces. A final section deals with the buildings of the late Empire and their Byzantine metamorphosis in, for example, Ravenna and Constantinople approx 1kg. Hardcover. Good/Fair-good. 25.5cm.

$28.08

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