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Motifs de peinture decorative pour appartements modernes

by GRUZ, Hippolyte

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Published
1860
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Paris: G. Claesen, 1860. Patterns and colour schemes for the painting of modern apartments covering the periods of Louis XVI, Louis XV, Louis XIV, Louis XIII, Renaissance, Neo-Grec, and Moderne. Decorative painted ceiling designs for living rooms, dining rooms, studies, vestibules, paintwork for paneling, corner pieces, examples of running wall friezes with leafage ornament, and fittings. Folio, bound… Read more
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Histoire archeologique descriptive et graphique de la Sainte-Chapelle du Palais

by DECLOUX, Alfred Pierre Hubert & DOURY. Architectes

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Published
1857
Edition
First Edition
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AU$913.88

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Paris: Felix Malteste et Cie, 1857. First Edition. Built by King Louis IX on the Île de la Cité in Paris between 1239 -1248 to house Christ's Crown of Thorns and relics of the Virgin and other saints, Sainte Chapelle suffered great destruction during the French Revolution. At the Salon of 1835, a young architect by the name of… Read more
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Colour Schemes for Modern Interiors with 120 Designs in Colour by Modern Architects

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Published
1923
Edition
First Edition
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AU$109.67

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Stuttgart, Germany: Julius Hoffmann, 1923. First Edition. Exciting collection of architectural paintings, photographs, and decorative sketches in watercolour picturing modern interiors in Berlin, Nuremburg, Cologne, Stuttgart, London, Munich, Karlsruhe, Thun-Berne, Mayence, Bremen, Essen (Ruhr) and Darmstadt. Quarto, spine darkened, front board sunned, two-page introduction some foxing, mild edge toning to pages, previous owner's inscription, clean title page, all… Read more
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image of Un Nouveau Grand Palais des Expositions. Technique pour l'Utilisation de l'Acier. [A New Grand Palais for Exhibitions. Methods for the Utilization of Steel.]

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Paris: Office Technique Pour l?Utilisation de l?Acier, 1935. First Edition. This impressive publication is a record of a competition for a grand large-scale exhibition building at La Defense on the outskirts of Paris. The competition was organised by O.T.U.A., publishers of the magazine l?Acier [steel], to exemplify the spectacular possibilities of steel in modern building. Thirteen invited entrants accepted… Read more
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AU$1,864.31
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The Australian Home

by Thomson & Gould

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Published
1935
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AU$54.83

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Sydney, 1935. Prospectus of the architecture firm, Thomson & Gould, based in Sydney's beautiful Strand Arcade. An encapsulation of early Australian modernism, 'The Australian Home' presents building plans for houses with large windows and rounded corners inspired by the style of Streamline Moderne, a semi-Spanish style abode, asbestos cement residences and a building promoting the use of wide weatherboards.… Read more
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Sydney Sketches

by KING, Madeline E.

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Published
1920
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AU$36.56

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Sydney: John Andrew, 1920. Features numerous buildings of architectural and historic interest. Octavo, black and white illustrations, brown boards with paper label, a very good copy.
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SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE

by URE SMITH

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Published
1932
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AU$329.00

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SYDNEY: ART IN AUSTRALIA, 1932. Quarto, silver-gilt decorated paper wrappers, 80pp, a very good copy. Illustrated by many artists including beautiful photographs of the Sydney Harbour Bridge by Harold Cazneaux. Decadent art deco advertisements.
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Australian Art and Architecture. Essays Presented to Bernard Smith

by BRADLEY, Anthony & SMITH, Terry

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Published
1980
Edition
First Edition
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Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1980. First Edition. An important collection of essays of the social history of Australian art. Quarto, black and white plates; original black cloth, fine copy in dust-jacket.
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Australia: Impressions of a Continent

by HANSEN, Gary

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Published
1978
Edition
First Edition
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AU$21.93

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Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1978. First Edition. "Australia: Impressions of a Continent" offers a pictorial journey through the Australian landscape, devoid of humans yet filled with their remnants and impacts on the land. With notes and annotations in six languages: English, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Oblong quarto, black papered boards, colour plates throughout, a fine copy with… Read more
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Building the Bridge

by CURTIS, R. E.

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Published
1933
Edition
First Edition
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AU$1,096.65

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Sydney: Simmons Ltd, 1933. First Edition. Robert Emerson Curtis. "MAKE Big Plans ; for little plans have no magic to stir men's blood and in themselves may never be realised. Make Big Plans ; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be… Read more
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Grecian and Chinese Architecture

by WILSON, Hardy

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Published
1937
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Melbourne, 1937. Edition limited to 100 numbered copies: Sir Ernest Scott's copy with signature on front endpaper. Folio, 50 tipped-in plates, original gilt-printed papered boards and vellum spine. A very good copy.
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The National Trust in New South Wales

by RICHARDS, Bill

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Published
1982
Edition
First Edition
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AU$14.62

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Adelaide: Rigby, 1982. First Edition. Rich visual resource for the study of colonial and historic Australian architecture. Quarto, plates in colour and black & white; original blue papered boards, fine copy with dust-jacket.
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Art in Australia. Art and Architecture. Third Series. Number 73

by [ART IN AUSTRALIA] URE SMITH, Sydney & GELLERT, Leon (editors)

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Published
1938
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Sydney: John Fairfax and Sons, 1938. Special Issue - New Trends in Australian Art: tipped colour frontispiece still life by Russell Drysdale; Basil Burdett reports on modern art in Melbourne, twelve pages; Thea Proctor surveys the Sydney scene in seven pages; tipped colour plates reflecting modernist trends by Roger James, Isabel Hunter Tweedle, Grace Cossington-Smith, Enid Cambridge and… Read more
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Architects of Australia. The Bicentennial Edition: 1988

by [No Editor Stated]

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Published
1988
Edition
First Edition
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AU$18.28

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Melbourne: Published by Images of Australia, 1988. First Edition. Over 100 of Australia's premier architectural firms are represented in this comprehensive guide providing a short history of each company and a facing page of colour images of completed projects. Quarto, 215 pages, original blue papered boards, illustrated in colour throughout, complete with the original press release, near-fine copy in… Read more
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The Innovators. the Sydney alternatives in the rise of modern art, literature and ideas

by DUTTON, Geoffrey

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Published
1986
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First Edition
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Melbourne: Macmillan, 1986. First Edition. A detailed social and biographical history of Australian modernism through the perspective of Sydney based artists, designers and creative thinkers. Carefully researched. Octavo, black & white photo plates; original papered boards; fine copy in the dust-jacket. Previous owner's inscription on front endpaper.
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John Verge. Early Australian Architect. His Ledger and His Clients

by VERGE, Will Graves

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Published
1962
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Sydney: Wentworth Books, 1962. Limited edition of 250 copies. The ledger of John Verge, leading Australian colonial architect, is of significant biographical importance and also sheds light on some of the important buildings of the era, including Elizabeth Bay House, 'Tusculum' in Potts Point and Camden Park House. In addition to the ledger this book is prefaced with a… Read more
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The Australian House. Homes of the Tropical North

by SAINI, Balwant & JOYCE, Ray

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Published
1982
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Sydney: Landsowne Press, 1982. Records the distinctive architectural styles of tropical Australia from bungalows to old colonial residences. Quarto, original papered boards, colour plates; bottom edge of boards rubbed, otherwise a very good copy with the dust-jacket.
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Melbourne

by CATO, Jack

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Published
1949
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AU$29.24

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Melbourne: Georgian House, 1949. The architecture of Melbourne is the focal point of this detailed survey by celebrated Australian photographer, Jack Cato. First edition. Quarto, black & white plates throughout; spine mildly sunned, a very good copy nonetheless.
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Les Quatre Livres de l'Architecture d'Andre' Palladio

by PALLADIO, Andrea

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Published
1650
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AU$4,021.05

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Paris: Edme Martin, 1650. Rare French language edition of Palladio's famous Quattro libri dell' Architettura. This edition was the last to be printed from the woodblocks of the first Venetian edition of 1570. Later editions became even more ornate, yet demand for copies printed from Palladio's original designs was so great that Consul Smith had a facsimile printed for… Read more
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Murs et Toits pour les Pays de Chez-Nous

by LETROSNE, Charles

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Published
1926
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AU$731.10

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Paris: Dan Niestlé, 1926. By the influential French architect, Charles Letrosne (1868 -1939), chief architect of Civil Buildings and National Palaces, first chief architect of the Paris World Exhibition of 1937, and officer of the Légion d'Honneur. A contemporary of Le Corbusier, Letrosne is also known for the remarkable concrete architecture of the zoo at Vincennes. Letrosne's Murs… Read more
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