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Image for A CITY LOST AND FOUND : Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne (Signed Copy)

A CITY LOST AND FOUND : Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne (Signed Copy)

By: Annear, Robyn

Price: $28.20

Publisher: Black Inc/Schwartz Publishing: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 011746


xii, + 303pp., b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short personal inscription, "To Mxxxxxx . . . ", signed by author Robyn Annear on first (author bio.) page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "The demolition firm of Whelan the Wrecker was a Melbourne institution for a hundred years (1892-1992) . . . Robyn Annear uses Whelan's demolition sites as portals to explore layers of the... View more info

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A PICTURE OF HAMPSHIRE. (Signed Copy)

By: Baker, John L.

Price: $25.85

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1986

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008345


270pp., b/white line-drawings, by the author, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain russet boards undamaged. Signed by author on title page, otherwise leaves unmarked. Colour art-illustrated (Winchester City Cross', John L. Baker), loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased, and mild sunning to spine. "One of England's largest and most beautiful counties, Hampshire is an area of exceptional variety . . . More than 100 ... View more info

HOUSES OF SAINT TROPEZ

By: Bariller, Marie

Price: $30.36

Publisher: New York, Stewart Tabori & Chang: 2004

Edition: First Thus, First Printing

Seller ID: 007057


229pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout, by Thomas Dhellemmes. Preface by Jacqueline Pagnol. Translated from the French by Paul Hurwit. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Nominal shelfwear and several light bumps to plain blue boards. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally scuffed, minimal creasing to head of spine. With privileged and unprecedented access, the author and photographer capture the casual elega... View more info

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PHILIP JOHNSON (Text in German and English)

By: Blake, Peter

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Basel, Switzerland, Birkhauser Verlag Fur Architektur: 1996

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 012179


254pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates, plus line drawn floor plans, building sections and site plans. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated gloss card wrapper minimally edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. Double-column, dual-text (German and English) throughout. German translation by Karin Bruckner. Philip Johnson (1906-2005) did much to shape the architecture of the 20th century, both through his buildings and his architectural criticism. This ... View more info

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GUIDE TO DOMESTIC BUILDING SURVEYS

By: Bowyer, Jack

Price: $34.41

Publisher: London, Architectural Press: 1972

Edition: 2nd. Edition Reprint

Seller ID: 000637


174pp., four b/w plates, but mostly intext line drawings throughout. Book clean, square, spine firm. Leaves clean. Loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with several closed tears. First published in 1971, this 2nd. edition has been corrected and revised. Contents include: Introduction, Law and the survey, Equipment, Initial procedure on site, General principles, Site notes, General description, Roof, Walls, Floors & staircases, Internal finishes, Drainage, Externa... View more info

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THE FRENCH CAFE (English Text)

By: Boyer, Marie-France

Price: $18.80

Publisher: London and Paris, Thames & Hudson: 1996

Edition: 2nd U.K. Impression.

Seller ID: 009188


112pp., plus (viii), monochrome, pictorially illustrated endpapers. Colour plate illustrations throughout (mostly interior decor and setting), plus monochrome, line-drawn section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt title and publisher's device over undamaged brown boards. Textblock unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Photography throughout by Paris-based clicker Eric Morin. An 'essential' book for any... View more info

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MONASTERIES OF WESTERN EUROPE : The Architecture of the Orders

By: Braunfels, Wolfgang

Price: $35.42

Publisher: United Kingdom, Thames & Hudson: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008111


263pp., b/white photographic illustrations, and plans, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper is slightly browned on edges of rear (text) panel, and has a small, soft corner crease to front panel. "When it was first published, Professor Braunfels' book at once established itself as a definitive work. For this edition he revised the text and added a new chapter on the cathedral-monasteries of England. After tracing the begin... View more info

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SKELETAL STRUCTURES : Matrix Methods of Linear Structural Analysis Using Influence Coefficients

By: C.M.Bommer and D.A.Symonds

Price: $18.40

Publisher: London, Crosby Lockwood: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009155


106pp., intext formulae, tables and diagrams throughout. Book clean and square. Lightly bumped spine firm. Printed orange boards minimally bumped on foredge corners, else very good. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, else annotations and underlining on several pages. Textblock slightly tanned. No dustjacket. "The object of this book is to introduce a method of analysing all types of linear skeletal structures . . . " Contents include: Prelim... View more info

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF SKYSCRAPERS

By: Cerver, Francisco Asensio

Price: $82.80

Publisher: New York, Arco (for Hearst Books International): 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012127


187pp., plus (iv), photographic colour plates and b/white design drawings throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Text-block unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and scuffed, else good. A compilation of some of the world's best designed skyscrapers and the architectural companies who created those construction masterpieces . . . Includes biographies of each archit... View more info

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ERIK ASMUSSEN, Architect (English Text)

By: Coates, Gary J.

Price: $103.40

Publisher: Stockholm, Sweden, Byggforlaget: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013070


239pp., subject portrait frontispiece. Illustrated throughout: colour plate photography by Max Plunger, b/white sketches and drawings by Erik Asmussen and staff, redrawn plans by Susanne Siepl-Coates. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head and heel. Boards undamaged. Textblock green tinted top edge, and endpapers, leaves unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. This book is the first detai... View more info

RESTAURANT DESIGN: Ninety-Five Spaces That Work

By: Colgan, Susan

Price: $34.04

Publisher: New York, Whitney Library of Design [Watson-Guptill Publications]: 1987

Edition: Stated First

Seller ID: 000336


255pp., grey cloth boards, approx. 300 colour illustrations throughout. [Mostly interiors, of cleverly designed restaurants]. Illustrated frontispiece. Book is clean, tight and pages unmarked. Illustrated dustjacket has absolute minimal shelf wear. 12 chapters including: Destination Restaurants, Cafes, Grilles, and Brasseries, Chain Restaurants, Ethnic Restaurants, Eat In/Take Out, Hotels, Nightspots, Cafeterias, Restaurants with views, Adaptive designs, Sources, Credits... View more info

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GOLF ARCHITECTURE : A Worldwide Perspective. Volume Four

By: Daley, Paul (Compiled and Edited by)

Price: $27.60

Publisher: Glen Waverley, VIC, Australia, Full Swing Golf Publishing: 2008

Seller ID: 011178


xvii, + 366pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Sketches by Barry King. Book clean. Spine firm, white title there-on. Black boards very slightly edge-rubbed only. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a small v-shaped area of loss to head of spine at rear, small areas of surface abrasion to same, short surface scratch to rear panel. Foreword by Michael J. Hurdzan. From the jacket flap: "The fourth volume of 'Golf Architecture... View more info

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NATIONAL TRUST VICTORIA SKETCHBOOK

By: Davidson, Rodney (Text by)

Price: $18.75

Publisher: Australia, Rigby: 1976

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008296


64pp., b/white sketch illustrations throughout by Graham Hawley. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Blue boards negligibly edgeworn only. Leaves clean and crisp. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a short closed tear to head at front and rear, some surface abrasion to flap folds, and minor tanning. A stand-alone volume in the Rigby 'Sketchbook' series. "This book describes twenty nine houses and other features and tells the int... View more info

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ALTERING YOUR HOME : A Book of Renovator's Options

By: De Vulder, Stella

Price: $18.40

Publisher: East Roseville, N.S.W., Australia, Simon & Schuster: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011489


xi, + 180pp., b/white house plans and line-drawings throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good. From the rear panel: " . . . presents 68 renovation proposals which have been drawn up by qualified architects to show you the options available for renovating your home. They cover the gamut of house styles to be found in Australia - from small inner-city period terraces, through to the grander houses of the surrounding ga... View more info

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THE THIRD SKIN : Architecture, Technology & Environment

By: Drake, Scott

Price: $32.20

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, University of New South Wales Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011325


189pp., intext b/white illustrations by Adam Brown and Tristan Wong. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Security sticker ghost to one leaf, else all clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear cover: " . . . provides an introduction to the principles of environmental performance in architecture. It explores the way aspects of the built environment are experienced by the occupants, and how that experience is interpreted in architectural design... View more info

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AMERICAN COUNTRY : A Style and Source Book

By: Emmerling, Mary Ellisor

Price: $23.92

Publisher: New York, Clarkson N. Potter: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007186


xi, + 292pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Red cloth boards nominally scuffed only. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edgeworn and scuffed, U.V. affected (sunned) spine. " . . . not only a guide to old and antique pieces, but also a guide to marvellous contemporary adaptions of structural elements, materials, furniture and lighting. In... View more info

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REINFORCED CONCRETE SIMPLY EXPLAINED

By: Faber, Oscar

Price: $16.92

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1945

Edition: 3rd Edition, 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 012700


79pp., intext illustrations throughout: line-drawings, tables, graphs, and formulae. Book clean, spine minimally canted. Blind-stamp border, and black text title over undamaged original red cloth boards. No dustjacket. Textblock unmarked. First published in 1922. This third edition revised to conform to the L.C.C. Regulations (1943). This book provides a clear understanding of the general principles involved in reinforced concrete . . . Contents include: Prelims., 6 chap... View more info

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AUSTRALIAN CITIES : Continuity And Change

By: Forster, Clive

Price: $23.00

Publisher: South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Oxford University Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010455


153pp., b/white figures throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good. " . . . examines the changing nature of Australia's major cities from a wide geographical perspective, and discusses current issues in urban policy." A stand-alone title in the Meridian Australian Geographical Perspectives series. Contents include: Foreword, List of Figures, List of Tables, Acks., Introduction, 7 chapters, References, Further Read... View more info

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BUILDING YOUR OWN GREENHOUSE (Greenhouse Basics)

By: Freeman, Mark

Price: $11.04

Publisher: PA, United States, Stackpole Books: 1997

Edition: Fifth Impression

Seller ID: 011695


198pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations by Heather Bellanca. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed only. From the rear cover: "Building a greenhouse can be easy and inexpensive with this comprehensive handbook. Practical instructions guide you through every step of the process. Eleven specific examples - from simple cold frames to large freestanding and attached-to-the-house structures - are featured. All are f... View more info

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BRICKS AND MORTAR

By: Galer, Lois

Price: $14.10

Publisher: Dunedin, New Zealand, Allied Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012282


72pp., intext b/white halftone plates throughout (mostly historic buildings, inside and out). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour, photographically-illustrated card wrapper very lightly bumped only. Textblock unmarked. Following on from two previous books of a similar theme (houses and homes), this volume features historic buildings in and around the New Zealand (South Island) city of Dunedin. Contents include: Prelims., featured buildings, Author's Note. Book weig... View more info