Architecture

  • # 33103

    JODIDIO, Philip

    Contemporary Houses. 100 Homes Around the World

    Cologne : Taschen, 2020. Folio, 34 x 25 cms, pp. 592, illustrated. New copy. Designing private residences has its own very special challenges and nuances for the architect. The scale may be more modest than public projects, the technical fittings less complex than an industrial site, but the preferences, requirements, and vision of particular personalities …

  • # 33101

    LISTRI, Massimo

    The world’s most beautiful libraries

    Die schönsten Bibliotheken der Welt / Les plus belles bibliotheques du monde. Massimo Listri ; text by Georg Ruppelt & Elisabeth Sladek ; English translation: Karen Williams ; French translation: Aude Fondard. Cologne : Taschen, 2018. Folio, 395 x 290 mm, illustrated boards in dustjacket, in publisher’s original mailing box, weighs 7 kgs. New copy. …

  • # 33100

    CAMPBELL, James and PRYCE, Will

    The Library

    London : Thames & Hudson, 2020. Quarto, pictorial boards, gilt-lettered cloth spine, pp. 328, extensively and lavishly illustrated. New copy. ‘Ambitious and wide-ranging, this is the first single volume to tell the story of the library as a distinct building type, all around the world and from the beginnings of writing to the present day. …

  • # 33017

    BROADBENT, James

    The Australian colonial house. Architecture and society in New South Wales 1788-1842.

    Sydney : Hordern House in association with the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 1997. Quarto, cloth covered boards, pictorial dust jacket, pp. 400, limited to 2000 copies, contains 24 colour plates and over 100 monochrome plates, contains in-depth academic text on the architecture of houses and buildings in New South Wales in the …

  • # 32950

    COHEN, Jean-Louis

    Le Corbusier : The Buildings

    London : Thames & Hudson, 2018. Oblong quarto, 26.7 x 29.8 cm, pp. 480, illustrated. New copy. The most thoroughgoing survey of nearly all of Le Corbusier’s extant projects, beautifully photographed and authoritatively detailed. Le Corbusier is widely acknowledged as the most influential architect of the twentieth century. As extensively researched and documented as his works …

  • # 32949

    KRIES, Mateo et al.

    German Design 1949 – 1989. Two Countries, One History

    Weil am Rhein (Germany) : Vitra Design Museum, 2021. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 320, illustrated. New copy. Selected by Mateo Kries and Thomas A. Geisler, Edited by Erika Pinner and Klara Nemeckova. The cheap, colourful plastic designs from East Germany pitted against the cool functionalism of West German design: The publication German Design 1949 – …

  • # 32928

    JODIDIO, Philip

    Zaha Hadid. Complete Works 1979 – Today. 2020 Edition

    Cologne : Taschen, 2020. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 672, illustrated. New copy. Zaha Hadid was a revolutionary architect. For years, she was widely acclaimed and won numerous prizes despite building practically nothing. Some even said her work was simply impossible to build. Yet, during the latter years of her life, Hadid’s daring visions became …

  • # 31527

    JONES, Shirley (compiler)

    Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings relating to Melbourne and regional Victoria, compiled in 1938.

    Notebook with limp black roan covers, original dimensions 230 x 170 x 20 mm; [420] pp, with the pasted-in newspaper cuttings on every page expanding the dimensions to 230 x 220 x 110 mm; binding still holding firm, contents with an expected amount of browning and a minimal amount of foxing. This fascinating scrapbook, with …

  • # 31546

    PACCARD, André

    Traditional Islamic craft in Moroccan architecture

    Translated from the French by Mary Guggenheim. Paris : Editions Atelier 74, 1980. Two volumes. large quarto (310 x 250 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jackets, pp 508, 582; illustrated in colour throughout; both volumes in fine condition – a superb set of this monumental and lavishly produced reference work.

  • # 31813

    GOODE, Bernard (1834-1897)

    View of Rundle Street, Adelaide, circa 1864.

    Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, each individual image 72 x 62 mm (octagonal format), original yellow card mount 85 x 173 mm, verso with small printed label ‘B. Goode, Photographer, 69, Rundle Street, Adelaide’, and a manuscript caption in ink ‘Rundle Street; both are strong prints, with a tiny amount of foxing to each one; the mounts …

  • # 31432

    KRUGER, Fred (1831-1888)

    Collins Street, Melbourne, looking east from Elizabeth Street. 1880-81.

    Albumen print photograph, 150 x 200 mm, laid down on card; a strong print with excellent clarity and tonal range. Another example of this view is held in the State Library of Victoria Probably taken by Kruger on a rainy Sunday afternoon (the normally bustling thoroughfare is virtually deserted and the Town Hall clock, on …

  • # 32050

    Photographer unknown.

    View of Albert Street, Brisbane, circa 1885.

    Albumen print photograph, 185 x 235 mm, laid down on its original album leaf (now split); fully contemporary caption in ink beneath image ‘Albert Street, Brisbane’; some pale scattered foxing in the upper half of the print, otherwise a strong print with excellent clarity and tonal range, in good condition. A fine, animated streetscape view …

  • # 32415

    CASEY, Maie et al.

    Early Melbourne architecture 1840 to 1888. A photographic record

    Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1953 (Third edition, 1975). Octavo, boards in dustjacket (tape marks to spine, previous owner’s name written on upper panel and endpaper), pp. 185, extensively illustrated.

  • # 32152

    BELLEW, Peter (editor)

    Art in Australia. A quarterly devoted to the arts. June July August 1942

    Sydney : Sydney Morning Herald, 1942. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (small chips to spine), pp. 88, illustrated, a very good copy. Art in Australia issue from the rarest Fourth Series, in large format, with articles on Cezanne by Adrian Lawlor, a poem by James Gleeson, further articles by Paul Haefliger, Elaine Haxton, Herbert Red, a section …

  • # 32360

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia. Art and Architecture. Third Series, Number Seventy-One

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : John Fairfax and Sons, 1937. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, 86pp, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, a fine copy. Features articles on the first exhibition of the Australian Academy of Arts, Book reviews, and pieces on architecture. Also includes colour and black and …

  • # 32357

    Sydney Ure Smith

    Art in Australia. Art and Architecture. Third Series, Number Sixty-Seven

    Edited by Sydney Ure Smith & Leon Gellert. Sydney : John Fairfax and Sons, 1937. Octavo, pictorial card wrappers, 88pp, illustrated with tipped-in colour plates, plus b/w plates, a fine copy. Features articles on Charles Bryant, Modernism, Architecture, George Coate, and Daguerrotypes. Also includes colour and black and white plates of works by Bryant, Coates, …