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  • Contemporary Museum Architecture and Design

    Theory and Practice of Place

    Contemporary Museum Architecture and Design showcases 18 diverse essays written by people who design, work in, and study museums, offering a variety of perspectives on this complex building type. Throughout, the authors emphasize new kinds of experiences that museum architecture helps create, connecting ideas about design at various levels of analysis, from thinking about how the building sits in ... Read more

    $71.05 AUD

  • True Love: Nantucket Brides Book 1 (A beautifully captivating summer read)

    by Jude Deveraux ...
    series Nantucket Brides #1
    Escape to glorious Nantucket in this truly enchanting summer read... True Love begins New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's breathtaking Nantucket Brides trilogy, introducing characters from a new generation of Montgomery-Taggerts, the beloved family from her classic novels.Just as Alix Madsen is finishing up architectural school, Adelaide Kingsley dies and wills her, for one ... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Taj Mahal: A History

    Everyone has seen photographs of the Taj Mahal. The massive, bulbous central dome, the four slender minarets, the shimmering marble, the long reflecting pool, the manicured gardens - all seem too striking for adequate description and proper appreciation. But there is more to the Taj than its beauty. The world's best-known mausoleum celebrates the love story of the seventeenth-century Moghul ... Read more

    $14.24 AUD

  • Master Builders of the Middle Ages

    by David Jacobs ...
    Today, the great cathedrals of Europe stand as beautiful, imposing monuments - the pride of parishioners and the wonder of tourists. It is difficult for us now, even with all our engineering and architectural skills, to imagine the extraordinary ways these medieval houses of worship were constructed. Midway through the twelfth century, the building of cathedrals became a crusade to erect awe ... Read more

    $14.24 AUD

  • A History of Venice

    John Julius Norwich's dazzling history of Venice from its origins to its eighteenth century fall.'Lord Norwich has loved and understood Venice as well as any other Englishman has ever done. He has put readers of his generation more in his debt than any other English writer' Peter Levi, The Sunday Times. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Empires of the Dead: How One Man’s Vision Led to the Creation of WWI’s War Graves

    by David Crane ...
    Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction.The extraordinary and forgotten story of the building of the World War One cemeteries, due to the efforts of one remarkable man, Fabian Ware.Before WWI, little provision was made for the burial of the war dead. Soldiers were often unceremoniously dumped in a mass grave; officers shipped home for burial.The great cemeteries of WWI came about ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Architects

    Here is the story of America's greatest architects, whose designs and structures have changed the world - Charles Bulfinch, Benjamin Latrobe, Thomas Jefferson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, to name but a few. From the United States Capitol building, designed in Old World style, to modern private residences like Fallingwater, from Boston's Trinity Church to the White City of the ... Read more

    $14.24 AUD

  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities

    by Jane Jacobs ...
    In this classic text, Jane Jacobs set out to produce an attack on current city planning and rebuilding and to introduce new principles by which these should be governed. The result is one of the most stimulating books on cities ever written.Throughout the post-war period, planners temperamentally unsympathetic to cities have been let loose on our urban environment. Inspired by the ideals of the ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The World's Great Wonders

    How They Were Made & Why They Are Amazing

    by Lonely Planet ...
    series Lonely Planet
    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*Go beyond the visual spectacle of the world's 50 greatest wonders, and discover what makes them such amazing places. With stunning images and expert illustrations, experience and appreciate the most famous sights on earth in an exciting new way.Author: Lonely PlanetAbout Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • Seashaken Houses

    A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet

    by Tom Nancollas ...
    **'A thrilling celebration of lighthouses' i newspaperAn enthralling history of Britain's rock lighthouses, and the people who built and inhabited them**Lighthouses are enduring monuments to our relationship with the sea. They encapsulate a romantic vision of solitary homes amongst the waves, but their original purpose was much more noble, conceived as navigational gifts for the safety of all. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Battle for Home

    Memoir of a Syrian Architect

    Drawing on the author's personal experience of living and working as an architect in Syria, this book offers an eyewitness perspective on the country's bitter conflict through the lens of architecture, showing how the built environment offers a mirror to the community that inhabits it.From Syria's tolerant past, with churches and mosques built alongside one another in Old Homs and members of ... Read more

    $14.18 AUD

  • The Crash Detectives

    Investigating the World’s Most Mysterious Air Disasters

    A fascinating exploration of how humans and machines fail - leading to air disasters from Amelia Earhart to MH370 - and how the lessons learned from these accidents have made flying safer.In The Crash Detectives, veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator Christine Negroni takes the reader inside crash investigations from the early days of the jet age to the present, including the ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • My First New York

    Early Adventures in the Big City (As Remembered by Actors, Artists, Athletes, Chefs, Comedians, Filmmakers, Mayors, Models, Moguls, Porn Stars, Rockers, Writers, and Others)

    From the staff of New York Magazine comes the perfect gift for the Manhattanite in all of us. My First New York is a glorious collection of recollections and reminiscences as fifty of the city’s most famous residents recapture the kicks and thrills of first arriving in the Big Apple. Actors and athletes, rock stars and porn stars, writers, artists, and politicos—from Yogi Berra to Liza Minnelli, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Iconic Australian Houses 50/60/70

    Three Decades of Domestic Architecture

    From the 1950s to the 1970s, the work of Lloyd Wright, Gropius and Mies Van Der Rohe strongly influenced a generation of young Australian architects, who adopted modernist principles in their work. In Iconic Australian Houses: Three Decades of Domestic Architecture, Karen McCartney presents 15 significant examples of homes from this period, each designed by a different architect, that combine ... Read more

    $30.90 AUD

  • Castle

    A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain

    by Marc Morris ...
    Beginning with their introduction in the eleventh century, and ending with their widespread abandonment in the seventeenth, Marc Morris explores many of the country’s most famous castles, as well as some spectacular lesser-known examples. At times this is an epic tale, driven by characters like William the Conqueror, King John and Edward I, full of sieges and conquest on an awesome scale. But it ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Mr Lear

    A Life of Art and Nonsense

    by Jenny Uglow ...
    Edward Lear's poems follow and break the rules. They abide by the logic of syntax, the linking of rhyme and the dance of rhythm, and these 'nonsenses' are full of joy - yet set against darkness. Where do these human-like animals and birds and these odd adventures - some gentle, some violent, some musical, some wild - come from? His many drawings that accompany his verse are almost hyper-real, as ... Read more

    $17.92 AUD

  • The Last Palace

    Europe's Extraordinary Century Through Five Lives and One House in Prague

    by Norman Eisen ...
    When Norman Eisen moved into the US ambassador's residence in Prague, returning to the land his mother had fled after the Holocaust, he was startled to discover swastikas hidden beneath the furniture.From that discovery unspooled the captivating, twisting tale of the remarkable people who lived in the house before Eisen. Their story is Europe's, telling the dramatic and surprisingly cyclical tale ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Making Magic: The Marion Mahony Griffin Story

    She was the American woman who changed Australian history. She broke through barriers for women in architecture and spent 15 years working for Chicago architect Frank Lloyd Wright, in the formative years of the Prairie School of Architecture. Then she teamed up with Walter Burley Griffin working with him in winning the design contest for the new Australian capital city, Canberra. She was an ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • Castles, A Very Peculiar History

    series A Very Peculiar History #29
    Whether you're planning your first seige, building a fortress or just looking for a way to escape the peasants below, 'Castles: A Very Peculiar History' is full of tips, tricks and horror stories from the castle-building trade. We can't all match up to the combined beauty and danger of the Tower of London, but in this title you'll learn who developed the world's first flat-pack castle, the ... Read more

    $10.66 AUD

  • Concretopia

    A Journey around the Rebuilding of Postwar Britain

    by John Grindrod ...
    TOWER BLOCKS. FLYOVERS. STREETS IN THE SKY. ONCE, THIS WAS THE FUTURE. Was Britain's postwar rebuilding the height of midcentury chic or the concrete embodiment of Crap Towns? John Grindrod decided to find out how blitzed, slum-ridden and crumbling 'austerity Britain' became, in a few short years, a space-age world of concrete, steel and glass. On his journey he visits the sleepy Norfolk ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • Living in History

    Hand Drawn Portraits of Period English Houses

    by Eli Ofir ...
    Living in History reveals the architectural diversity of English period houses through the eyes and beautiful hand drawn portraits of Artist Eli Ofir. Each detailed portrait is accompanied by in-depth historical research from House Historians Jane Davidson and Rosalind Chislett, as well as stories and memories from the people actually living in the houses today. This book is a unique and ... Read more

    $3.57 AUD

  • The Traveler's Guide to Greek Archaeology

    Getting the Most from your Mediterranean Trip

    Here is an indispensable guide for anyone embarking on cruise or trip around the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. Read about the art and architecture of the ancient Greeks, whose world once extended from the shores of Asia Minor and the Black Sea through the Aegean islands to Crete and Sicily in the West. Dr. Greg Smith draws on his experiences as an excavator and Classical ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD

  • Frank Lloyd Wright

    series Critical Lives
    A cultural icon who defined the twentieth-century American landscape, Frank Lloyd Wright has been studied from what seems to be every possible angle. While many books focus on his works, torrid personal life, or both, few solely consider his professional persona, as a man enmeshed in a web of prominent public figures and political ideas. In this new biography, Robert McCarter distills Wright’s ... Read more

    $30.24 AUD

  • Bunker

    Building for the End Times

    A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020'An extraordinary achievement . . . gripping, grim and witty' Robert MacFarlane'Unputdown-able ... No book could be more timely' Richard J EvansToday, the bunker has become the extreme expression of our greatest fears: from pandemics to climate change and nuclear war. And once you look, it doesn't take long to start seeing bunkers everywhere.</st... ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD