Architecture

  • # 28301

    BONYNGE, Richard

    Chalet Monet : Inside the home of Dame Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge

    Foreword by Marilyn Horne. Photography by Dominique Bersier. Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2020. Quarto, lettered cloth in illustrated dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, pp. 343, extensively illustrated. Printed in an edition of 1500 copies. New copy. This sumptuously produced coffee table book captures the essence of the fairy tale that is Chalet Monet. Inside its pages over …

  • # 28288

    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. …

  • # 27336

    [TOORAK] Alfred Watson, late of Melbourne, Australia, who died during his voyage to England on board the “Somersetshire” April 3rd 1875 in his 42nd year.

    [sl : sn], 1875. Memorial card, 70 x 100 mm; verso blank; two borders unevenly trimmed (so that the original owner could fit the card into an album window mount), otherwise fine. Alfred Watson was the original owner of Mandeville Hall in Toorak, Melbourne. ‘Toorak, Victoria. Mandeville Hall was originally a sixteen room mansion built for Alfred …

  • # 27574

    AUSTIN, Fiona

    Beaumaris Modern : modernist homes in Beaumaris

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2018. Quarto, laminated boards, patterned endpapers, pp. 176, illustrated. New copy. “‘Beaumaris has the greatest concentration of interesting houses in the metropolitan area’. — Royal Institute of Architects ‘Guide to Victorian Architecture’ written in 1956 for the occasion of the Olympic Games Beaumaris Modern: Modernist Homes in Beaumaris is a collection of …

  • # 27849

    SEIDLER, Harry (1923 - 2006)

    Harry Seidler & associates : architects and planners

    Sydney : Harry Seidler & Associates, circa 1992. Quarto, lettered gatefold wrappers (a little marked), pp. [16], illustrated with striking colour photographs of Seidler projects across Australia. Promotional booklet for the leading Sydney architectural firm. Photography by significant photographers Max Dupain and John Gollings. Very scarce, with a single example recorded on Trove (State Library …

  • # 28004

    McCORMICK, Tim

    First views of Australia 1788-1825 : an early history of Sydney

    Sydney : Longueville Publications, 1987. Edition limited to 2000 copies. Large quarto, publisher’s navy cloth boards lettered in gilt, in illustrated dust jacket, 340 pp, illustrated throughout (mostly colour plates), introduction by Robert Irving, with biographical notes on the artists, index; a fine copy of this important reference work.

  • # 27152

    GOLLINGS, John

    John Gollings : the history of the built world (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Monash Gallery of Art, 2019. Quarto, silver-lettered wrappers, pp. 60, illustrated. Signed by the artist. The first major survey of Gollings’ photographic practice entitled ‘John Gollings : the history of the built world’ was curated by Stephen Zagala and exhibited at Monash Gallery of Art, December 2017 – March 2018. The exhibition focussed …

  • # 27192

    [KROL, Stan].

    Modern architecture in Finland

    London : Finnish Travel Information Centre, circa 1965. Octavo, illustrated self-wrappers, pp. 20, illustrated with photographs of modernist buildings in Finland. The buildings are listed at the end. Designed by Stan Krol. Scarce.

  • # 26954

    COOPER, John Butler

    The History of Prahran : from its first settlement to a city.

    Compiled by order of the Prahran Council. Melbourne : Modern Printing Co. Pty. Ltd., 1912. First edition. Octavo, gilt-decorate cloth (small stain), portrait frontispiece, pp. xii; 338, photographic plates.

  • # 26330

    COOPER, Annette

    Remembering Georges : stories from Melbourne’s most elegant store

    Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2014. Quarto, boards in illustrated dust jacket, pp. vii; [i]; 17 – 376, illustrated. New copy. ‘When Georges closed its doors on 5 October 1995, it had been trading for 115 years. Yet this famous department store, situated in the ‘Paris End’ of Collins Street, still lingers in the minds of …

  • # 25107

    HAULT, Lila and WEISS, Jeffrey

    Small houses

    Photography by David Leach. New York : Warner Books, 1980. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, illustrated. Small houses in America.

  • # 25428

    SMITH, Sydney Ure; GELLERT, Leon

    Sydney bridge celebrations, 1932

    Sydney : Art in Australia Ltd., 1932. Quarto, illustrated wrappers with silver highlights (staples rusted with some light stains and handling marks), pp. 80. illustrated, colour advertisements. A fine Australian art deco publication.

  • # 25943

    GOLLINGS, John

    John Gollings : the history of the built world (signed copy)

    Melbourne : Monash Gallery of Art, 2019. Quarto, silver-lettered wrappers, pp. 60, illustrated. Signed by the artist. The first major survey of Gollings’ photographic practice entitled ‘John Gollings : the history of the built world’ was curated by Stephen Zagala and exhibited at Monash Gallery of Art, December 2017 – March 2018. The exhibition focussed …

  • # 25990

    GOAD, Philip

    Bates Smart : 150 years of Australian architecture

    Melbourne : Thames and Hudson Australia, 2004. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 311, illustrated. Charts the development of a nation’s architecture through the work and personalities of a single architectural practice. From Joseph Reed (1853) [Reed &​ Barnes (1862) ; Reed Henderson &​ Smart (1883) ; Reed Smart &​ Tappin (1890) ; Smart Tappin &​ …

  • # 25569

    Photographer unknown.

    [MELBOURNE] View of the Presbyterian Church, South Yarra.

    Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 63 x 104 mm (mount); no photographer’s imprint; verso of mount with fully contemporary inscription in ink: ‘New Church, S. Yarra, opened in Dec. 1866 for Presbyterian worship, the Revd. George Mackie, Minister’; a superb print in fine condition. A very early photograph of the South Yarra Presbyterian …

  • # 25834

    LACEY VENEERED PANEL CO. (MELBOURNE)

    Lacey’s doors (flush, flywire, glass, wrought iron, folding and garage), windows, flywire screens & door jambs.

    112 Sackville St., Collingwood. At head of title: October, 1954. Melbourne : Stockland Press Pty. Ltd, 1954. Duodecimo (140 x 84 mm), staple bound, 24 pp (including wrappers), photographically illustrated throughout; includes prices; a very good copy.