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 …
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. …
CAMPBELL, James and PRYCE, Will
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. …
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 …
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 …
KRIES, Mateo et al.
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 – …
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 …
JONES, Shirley (compiler)
Notebook with limp black roan covers, original dimensions 230 x 170 x 20 mm;  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 …
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.
GOODE, Bernard (1834-1897)
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 …
KRUGER, Fred (1831-1888)
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 …
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 …
CASEY, Maie et al.
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.
BELLEW, Peter (editor)
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 …
Sydney Ure Smith
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 …
Sydney Ure Smith
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, …