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

By: Annear, Robyn

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Black Inc/Schwartz Publishing: 2006

Edition: Reprint.

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 011746

ISBN: 1863953892

Condition: Very Good +


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 city laid bare by their pick-axes and iron balls. Peering beneath the rubble, she brings to light fantastic stories about Me... View more info

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A PICTURE OF HAMPSHIRE. (Signed Copy)

By: Baker, John L.

Price: $26.60

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1986

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008345

ISBN: 0709025750

Condition: Very Good +


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 of John Baker's delicate and revealing line drawings enhance a satisfying and comprehensive text." Contents include: List... View more info

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HOUSES OF SAINT TROPEZ

By: Bariller, Marie

Price: $31.35

Publisher: New York, Stewart Tabori & Chang: 2004

Edition: First Thus, First Printing.

Seller ID: 007057

ISBN: 1584793880

Condition: Very Good +


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 elegance of Saint-Tropez in this intimate view of 23 stunning interiors . . . Contents include: Preface, Author's Note, The Sweetn... View more info

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PHILIP JOHNSON (Text in German and English)

By: Blake, Peter

Price: $23.75

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

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 012179

ISBN: 3764353937

Condition: Very Good +


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 monograph by Peter Blake offers a comprehensive survey of Johnson's work . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Buil... View more info

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GUIDE TO DOMESTIC BUILDING SURVEYS

By: Bowyer, Jack

Price: $34.20

Publisher: London, Architectural Press: 1972

Edition: 2nd. Edition Reprint.

Seller ID: 000637

ISBN: 0851392679

Condition: Very Good


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, External works, Appendix, much more. Book weight approx. 510g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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THE FRENCH CAFE (English Text)

By: Boyer, Marie-France

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London and Paris, Thames & Hudson: 1996

Edition: 2nd U.K. Impression.

Seller ID: 009188

ISBN: 0500016224

Condition: Very Good +


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 anyone interested in French life and culture which is so intrinsically connected to the French cafe . . . Contents include: Prel... View more info

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MONASTERIES OF WESTERN EUROPE : The Architecture of the Orders

By: Braunfels, Wolfgang

Price: $36.10

Publisher: United Kingdom, Thames & Hudson: 1993

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 008111

ISBN: 0500272018

Condition: Very Good +


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 beginning of monasticism in the West, the narrative details in turn the architecture of St Gall, Cluny, the Cisterians, the Cathus... View more info

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF SKYSCRAPERS

By: Cerver, Francisco Asensio

Price: $85.50

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

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012127

ISBN: 0688154158

Condition: Very Good +


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 architect/company. Book weight approx. 1.47 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it we... View more info

RESTAURANT DESIGN: Ninety-Five Spaces That Work

By: Colgan, Susan

Price: $35.15

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

Edition: Stated First.

Seller ID: 000336

ISBN: 0823074935

Condition: Very Good +


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, Index. An 'eye-opener' of a book. Weight approx. 1260g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage cha... View more info

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THE ENGLISH MEDIEVAL PARISH CHURCH (Includes Tipped-in Erratum Slip)

By: Cook, G.H.

Price: $47.50

Publisher: London, Phoenix House Ltd.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013249

Condition: Very Good


302pp., b/white halftone plate frontispiece, plus six unpaginated photographic halftone plate sections (all called-for plates extant and attached), plus 25 intext, line-drawn plans. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain green cloth boards have a slight in-production fault on rear board, else undamaged. A former owner's stamp on ffep., an erratum slip affixed to half-title page, tinted top-edge, else minor foredge flecks. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn and nipped, with several closed tears. "Lovers of old (English) churches ... View more info

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GOLF ARCHITECTURE : A Worldwide Perspective. Volume Four

By: Daley, Paul (Compiled and Edited by)

Price: $28.50

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

Seller ID: 011178

ISBN: 0958136343

Condition: Very Good +


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 : A Worldwide Perspective' incorporates forty-two absorbing and lavishly illustrated golf-architecture-based essays, along w... View more info

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NATIONAL TRUST VICTORIA SKETCHBOOK

By: Davidson, Rodney (Text by)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Australia, Rigby: 1976

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008296

ISBN: 0727001183

Condition: Very Good +


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 interesting stories of the problems faced and overcome by the Trust in order to preserve and restore them . . . Rodney Davidson'... View more info

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ALTERING YOUR HOME : A Book of Renovator's Options

By: De Vulder, Stella

Price: $19.00

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

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011489

ISBN: 0731802187

Condition: Very Good +


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 garden suburbs and the more recently built project homes further out from the city. Plans to improve large country homesteads a... View more info

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AMERICAN COUNTRY : A Style and Source Book

By: Emmerling, Mary Ellisor

Price: $24.70

Publisher: New York, Clarkson N. Potter: 1980

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007186

ISBN: 0517538466

Condition: Very Good +


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 addition to traditional country rooms and houses, it features spectacular modern settings where authentic antiques and repro... View more info

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REINFORCED CONCRETE SIMPLY EXPLAINED

By: Faber, Oscar

Price: $17.10

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1945

Edition: 3rd Edition, 2nd Impression.

Seller ID: 012700

Condition: Very Good


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 chapters, viz: Preliminary / Compression Members and Pillars / Beams and Slabs / Shearing Resistance of Concrete Beams / Design o... View more info

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BUILDING YOUR OWN GREENHOUSE (Greenhouse Basics)

By: Freeman, Mark

Price: $11.40

Publisher: PA, United States, Stackpole Books: 1997

Edition: Fifth Impression.

Seller ID: 011695

ISBN: 0811727750

Condition: Very Good +


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 functional in climates where winter temperatures drop below zero. You can replicate one of these greenhouses from the instruct... View more info

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BRICKS AND MORTAR

By: Galer, Lois

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Dunedin, New Zealand, Allied Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012282

ISBN: 0864660030

Condition: Very Good +


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 weight approx. 250g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 4to - over 9¾" ... View more info

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INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS. Second Edition

By: Goodman, Richard E.

Price: $42.75

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons: 1989

Edition: Second Edition.

Seller ID: 009159

ISBN: 0471617180

Condition: Very Good


xiii, + 562pp., intext, b/white halftone plates, diagrams, graphs, tables and formulae throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, and uncreased. Printed, gloss card wrapper mildly bumped and creased, else very good. Textblock unmarked, minor margin creasing to several leaves. This book introduces specific aspects of the interdisciplinary subject 'Rock Mechanics', most immediately applicable to civil engineering. Since the first edition was published in 1980, advancements have been made with the development of a geometric approach to rock mechanics called 'Block Theory'. Contents include: P... View more info

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STYLE AND CONFIGURATION

By: Gowen, James

Price: $17.10

Publisher: London, Academy Editions: 1994

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010113

ISBN: 1854902989

Condition: Very Good +


143pp., colour and b/white art, drawings and photographic illustrations, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards undamaged. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, French-fold dustjacket has a small surface abrasion to front panel, minor marks and scuffs. "This book concentrates on the relationship between detail, economy and form in architecture, the stamp of Professor Gowan's innovative buildings which place him in a class of his own. His prolific architectural ventures and achievements are recorded here in the form of a series of articles written by the... View more info

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BEAUX-ARTS ARCHITECTURE IN NEW YORK. A Photographic Guide

By: Henry Hope Reed (text) Edmund V. Gillon, Jr. (photography)

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Ne3w York, Dover Publications: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013032

ISBN: 0486256987

Condition: Very Good +


ix + 86pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates (photography by Edmund V. Gillon, Jr.), plus line-drawings of supporting columns. Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped on heel. Monochrome, photographically-illustrated card wrapper bumped on foredge corners, else very good. Textblock bumped as wrapper, else one leaf (21/22) damaged in production with some text loss. This book is a photographic survey of 108 greatest structural landmarks in New York City. Designed and built from about 1880 to 1930, the architectural masterpieces are known as 'Beaux-Arts' architecture. W... View more info