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Full of writing, reports, and recommendations, The Monocle Guide to Better living is original, informative, entertaining, and comprehensive. This is not a book about glitz but rather an upbeat survey of products and ideas built to treasure and last. Monocle is one of the most successful magazines to be developed in the past d... read more

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In the first volume of Makers of Modern Architecture (2007), Martin Filler examined the emergence of that revolutionary new form of building and explored its aesthetic, social, and spiritual aspirations through illuminating studies of some of its most important practitioners, from Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright to, in ... read more

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A new generation of homeowners and architects is finding original solutions and unusual locations for contemporary single-family homes in urban areas.

"Our House in the City" not only presents striking photos and detailed architectural plans of urban living solutions, but it also tells the stories behind s... read more

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At last the houses of architect Michael Suttor are open to the public to view in this book of more than 200 beautiful images by Italian photographer, Luca Villata.
Previously, the classical style of Michael's homes has been tightly guarded by Sydney's connoisseurs.
This lavish collection of images shows his design... read more

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A romantic vision of the finest Arts and Crafts architect. Practicing from the turn of the twentieth century to the beginning of the Second World War, Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott exerted a profound influence on English Arts and Crafts architecture and design as well as on the nascent modernist movement. As a leader of the Arts ... read more

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This book examines and celebrates more than thirty years of innovative work by Kerry Hill Architects, a studio with offices in Singapore and Fremantle, Australia. This multi-award winning practice established its reputation with a series of exotic resorts in locations throughout southeast Asia, and also designed a brace of ex... read more

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Originally published in 1970 Living in Australia provided Boyd with an opportunity to describe his own approach to design. This new edition, co-published with the Robin Boyd Foundation, includes new colour photographs by John Gollings and essays by renowned architects Kerstin Thompson and Rachel Neeson reflecting upon the imp... read more

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For the first time see the making of Sydney and all its public buildings and places in exquisite drawings in this new book. For anyone who cares about Sydney, or cities in general -- whether a passionate city dweller, architect, landscape designer, planner, engineer or historian -- it offers a deep appreciation of the city's evolution.

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For more than thirty years, the architectural research department at Colonial Williamsburg has engaged in comprehensive study of early buildings, landscapes, and social history in the Chesapeake region. Its painstaking work has transformed our understanding of building practices in the colonial and early national periods and ... read more

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This publication, which features 220 large-format photographs, offers us a visual tour of the houses that belong to the Duchess of Alba in Madrid (The Liria Palace), Seville (The Palace of Las Duenas), Salamanca (The Palace of Monterrey), Ibiza and San Sebastian. The images were taken by the renowned interior photographer, R... read more

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Harry Seidler, a stylish, decisive and highly opinionated man, was a key figure in international modern architecture and in the establishment of post-war modern design in Australia. He emerged as Australia's preeminent architect, the man who effectively shaped the look of modern, urban Australia. While many know his buildings... read more

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This title lets you take a private tour of magnificent homes, with their lush gardens, elegant courtyards and inviting pools set amid breathtaking landscapes. This lavish new book from Veranda magazine offers a wealth of ideas for exceptional outdoor rooms and spaces, all created by the world's best designers. Broken down int... read more

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A covetable new study on the work of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, one of the twentieth-centuries most popular and accessible masters. Clear, concise and compact, this complete overview of Aalto explores all his major works, including their environmental, cultural and social contexts.

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In Melbourne Art Deco, Robin Grow, President of the Art Deco & Modernism Society Inc., examines the rise, fall and resurgence of Art Deco in Melbourne from the 1930s to the present day. With contemporary images by David Thompson and a team of photographers, supported by archival material, Melbourne Art Deco offers an inva... read more

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The Phaidon Atlas of 20th Century World Architecture portrays, for the first time in one volume, an overview of the finest built architecture from around the world completed between 1900 and 1999. The unprecedented global scope of this collection ... read more

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For two decades the students of Auburn University's Rural Studio have designed and built remarkable houses and community buildings for impoverished residents of Alabama's Hale County, one of the poorest in the nation. Our critically acclaimed bestseller Rural Studio (2002) showed how salvaged lumber, bricks, discarded tires, ... read more

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Since opening its doors in 1930, the British Ambassador's Residence has been considered the premier diplomatic address in Washington, D.C. A cross between an English country house and a neo- Palladian plantation, the Residence is a compelling but often overlooked example of the work of architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. His only bu... read more

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Courtyards are among the most versatile elements of architectural design. With their wide range of sizes and shapes, they are integral components of every conceivable type of constructional project. Some are reserved for private use while others serve the general public. Their main function consists of structuring a building ... read more

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