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A Source of Inspiration and Delight: The Buildings of the State Library of New South Wales since 1826.
Jones, David J.
ISBN: 0908449240
Library Council of New South Wales Sydney 1988 
  Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, minor edgewear corners. 176 pp. A lively and entertaining account of the State Library from its earliest days - in warehouses, 'dingy caverns' and 'awful dungeons' - to its latest buildings in Macquarie Street. The author tells of the battles for buildings which were never built, and the stories behind those which were. This delightful book also takes the reader on a tour, in words and pictures, through the new complex, fully documenting each feature of this most intriguing library. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22895  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Australia's Historic Stained Glass: The Artisans, the Themes, the Buildings.
Penalver, David; Penalver, Daphne (notes).
Southern Tablelands Regional Committee, National Trust Goulburn, NSW 2002 
  Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, thin card covers, few light creases covers & spine, minor edgewear. 18 pp. This pamphlet details the tour of churches and houses in Goulburn, NSW, after a talk by Dr Beverley Sherry. Includes are the Cathedral Church of St Saviour, St Peter & St Pauls' Cathedral, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, houses in Church Street, and the Coolavin Hotel. The stained glass windows in the Goulburn buildings which are included in the tour are the products of English, French, Belgian and Australian companies. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28351  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bendigo and the Chinese Joss House.
National Trust of Australia, Victorian Branch.
National Trust of Australia - Victoria / Ruskin Press (printer) [Melbourne] 1972 
  Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, good plus condition, colour & black & white text-photos, drawings, staples rusted, edgewear. 20 pp. Estimated date, 1972 (Trove catalogue). A brief history of the Bendigo goldfields, the Chinese on the goldfields, Chinese places of worship (only on of four joss houses remain), and Chinese support for the Easter Fair. Loosely inserted: One page sheet by the National Trust about the property. ISBN corrected: stated in pamphlet as 0909710044. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 8921  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Buildings and Landscapes, the Australian National University, Canberra: Acton Campus and Mt. Stromlo.
Banks, John C. G.; Gaardboe, Mads.
ISBN: 0731525116
Divisions of Facilities & Services and Public Affairs, Australian National University Canberra 1996 
  Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour photos, bottom corner front cover creased & lightly worn, minor edgewear. 154 pp. A valuable resource providing information about buildings and trees which will be useful for both the serious student and professional. The book is a memory for those who have worked and lived on the campus, and a celebration of a great national university which has appeared on this site and grown over 50 years. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25502  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Caring For Old Houses.
Evans, Ian; McCowage, Michael (illustrator).
ISBN: 0959492380
Flannel Flower Press Sydney, Glebe 1988 
  Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, small edge tears jacket (small piece missing top spine, lightly scuffed), bottom edge near spine rubbed, some edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 160 pp. Describes the best and most appropriate methods of caring for old or heritage Australian houses. Blends historical background, conservation philosophy and practical advice. Provides up-to-date, authoritative information on old house maintenance and restoration. Because they are history in tangible form, they can tell us more about our past than almost anything else. Covering every aspect of restoration and conservation of the Australian home from fences to verandas, fabrics and floor coverings, fireplaces, stairs, lighting, ceramic tiles, plaster, marble and glass. 
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 1190  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Chandeliers and Billy Tea: A Catalogue of Australian Life 1880 - 1940.
Cuffley, Peter.
ISBN: 0867880597
Five Mile Press Melbourne 1995 
  Paperback small folio, very good condition, dark brown cover design (differs from stock photo), many black & white drawings, corner tip front cover creased, edges & rear endpapers minimally foxed, minor edgewear. 120 pp. A detailed catalogue of Australian home furnishings and other household items from the years spanning 1880 to 1940 (from the goldrushes to WW2), which brought many great and lasting changes to the Australian way of life. Mostly consists of items from early catalogues, including fashion, hardware, tools, furniture, jewellery and toys. The catalogues in this book reflect the tastes, aspirations and dreams of a nation coming of age. (Cover has dark brown design, which differs from the first printing.). 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5045  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Clean Sweep: The Ultimate Guide to Decluttering, Detoxing and Destressing Your Home.
Haynes, Alison.
ISBN: 1740452356
Murdoch Books Sydney 2004 
  Paperback thick trade, very good condition, full-page colour illustrations, minor edgewear. 360 pp. Demystifies household management by showing how to declutter a room, deter dust mites, decode detergent labels, dehumidify your bathroom and bedrooms, and devise storage solutions. The author also talks about the 'clever house', in which you can save water and energy, cut down household bills, and minimize the use of chemicals. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23258  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Contemporary Melbourne Architecture.
Rollo, Joe.
ISBN: 0868405469
University of New South Wales Press Sydney 1999 
  Paperback trade, very good plus condition, colour & black & white text-photos, faint rubbing bottom edge. 192 pp. In this collection of essays, The Age newspaper's architecture writer surveys recent work from many of the most outstanding architects working in Melbourne today. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23190  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Designing Australia's Cities: Culture, Commerce and the City Beautiful 1900 - 1930.
Freestone, Robert.
ISBN: 9780868408118
University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press) Sydney 2007 
  Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, many black & white drawings & text-photos, plans, minor edgewear corners. 325 pp. Comprehensive, authoritative and richly illustrated this book tells the story of the most ambitious planning movement in our history, the attempt, inspired by American example, to realise the idea of "the City Beautiful". The book is a pioneering national study that investigates and celebrates the ideas, influences, outcomes and enduring legacies of this artistic turn in Australian urban design. There are 120 illustrations, the book provides the first comprehensive history of an important design and reform movement that helped shape Australia's cities and built environment. 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27226  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Elizabeth Bay House: A History and Guide.
Carlin, Scott.
ISBN: 0949753955
Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales Sydney, Glebe 2000 
  Paperback wide octavo, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, colour & black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos (some full-page). 104 pp. Details the history of Elizabeth Bay House, in Sydney's eastern suburbs, and its various occupants. Many illustrations, both of modern decor, and reproductions of historical paintings and sketches. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23132  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Francis Greenway: A Celebration.
Dupain, Max; Freeland, J. M. (introduction).
ISBN: 0726922153
Cassell Sydney 1980 
  Hardback quarto, dustjacket (flap all sides), very good condition (in very good jacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (toned spots reverse side, little rubbed). Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage will be requested for destinations outside Australia. 135 pp. This is the story of Francis Greenway, Australia's first architect, who arrived in Australia in 1814. The book is an authoritative and highly readable photographic story about the turbulent life and times of Australia's most controversial architect. Greenway's best buildings still stand in and around Sydney as monuments to a great talent. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28963  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Furnishing Old Houses: A Guide to Interior Decoration.
Evans, Ian.
ISBN: 0725106069
Sun Papermac / Sun Books Melbourne 1990 
  Paperback square quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, minor edgewear, slight wear to top & bottom corners front cover, bottom corner rear cover creased, shop sticker inside cover, bookplate (owner's rubber stamp), copy 2. 135 pp. This book is a companion volume to "Restoring Old Houses". The information will help everyone understand how old Australian houses were furnished and how an atmosphere that suits their period can be created. More than 230 illustrations have been carefully selected from archives, libraries and private collections or taken to complement the text. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13904A  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Furnishing Old Houses: A Guide to Interior Decoration.
Evans, Ian.
ISBN: 0725104600
Sun Papermac / Sun Books Melbourne 1985 
  Paperback large square quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, minor edgewear. 135 pp. This book is a companion volume to "Restoring Old Houses". The information will help everyone understand how old Australian houses were furnished and how an atmosphere that suits their period can be created. More than 230 illustrations have been carefully selected from archives, libraries and private collections or taken to complement the text. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13904  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Glebe Temple: The Sze Yap Guan-Di Temple, Edward St, Glebe [Chinese Temples in Australia, Volume 2].
Hu Jin, Kok.
ISBN: 9781925023572
JKOK Media Sydney, Dee Why 2016 
  Paperback quarto, very good condition, figures, colour text-photos (few full-page), covers little scratched, minor edgewear. 158 pp. This book is volume 2 in a series on Chinese Temples in Australia. It is the story of the Guan-di Temple in Edward Street, Glebe, Sydney. There is a guided tour of the temple, built by the Sze Yap (Four Districts) people. The author draws on his many years of research in Australia and overseas, and his lifelong experience of Chinese temples. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29590  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Grand Designs Handbook: The Blueprint for Building Your Dream Home (As Seen on Channel 4).
McCloud, Kevin.
ISBN: 9780007307425
Collins London 2009 
  Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, few tiny marks, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 287 pp. The author shares his passion and expertise in this guide to designing and building your own home, illustrated with the most memorable houses from the (British) Channel 4 series. The three sections - 'Thinking', 'Dreaming', and 'Doing', guides you through each stage of the building process. The author presents houses that he finds exciting and exemplary, including a number of the most successful projects from the award-winning TV series. 
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28410  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Gregory's Handbook for Australian Builders [Gregory's Guides and Maps].
Gregory's.
Land Newspaper Ltd Sydney 1945 
  Paperback trade, good condition, card covers, black & white drawings, adverts, tables, tiny scuff top spine, base spine lightly bumped & rubbed, edges lightly foxed, edges & pages lightly toned, covers lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. 200 pp. Unstated first edition (dated,1945, foot of title page.) This book is a valuable reference book for builders, contractors, architects, building tradesmen, and others interested in building construction in Australia. 
Price: $80.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26700  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Harry Seidler: A Singular Vision.
O'Neil, Helen.
ISBN: 9781460752029
HarperCollins Sydney 2016 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, top corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. 369 pp. Biography of the famous Australian architect most well-known for Rose Seidler House designed for his family who found sanctuary in Australia after WW2. He was born in Austria to an affluent Jewish family, he fled to England as a refugee, where he was imprisoned as an enemy alien and was sent to Canada. In the internment camps, architecture became his saviour. When released, he studied in Canada and at Harvard under Bauhaus master Walter Gropius. In 1948, he moved to Australia to design a home for his parents. 
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30138  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Historic Buildings: Windsor and Richmond.
Baker, Helen; Roxbugh, Rachel (assistant); Warr, Ross (photos).
State Planning Authority of New South Wales Sydney 1967 
  Paperback small quarto, very good condition, concealed staples, thin card covers, black & white text-photos, maps, plans, figures, faint foxing front cover, top corner few pages little creased, pages lightly toned, some edgewear corners & spine ends. 67 pp. The Windsor buildings in this book are good examples of the various types of colonial buildings in this charming part of the Hawkesbury. Richmond also has early colonial buildings, and the old farm houses with their paddocks falling away down to the river flats, remind us of governor Macquarie's scheme of settlement. The plans and photos make this a very informative book to add to any Australian history collection. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29636  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Historic Interiors: A Photographic Tour.
Willes, Margaret; Von Einsiedel, Andreas (photographer); Mackenzie, Nadia (photographer).
ISBN: 0707803500
National Trust Enterprises London 1999 
  Hardback small wide quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, minimal edgewear jacket, bookplate (owner's written name). Heavy. 144 pp. A wonderful visual record of some of the most beautiful country houses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The book also shows how life has changed for those who lived in these houses through the ages. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22170  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Home Office Life: Making a Space to Work at Home.
Kanarek, Lisa.
ISBN: 1564967751
Rockport Publishers Gloucester, MA 2001 
  Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in as new dustjacket), black & white drawings, colour photos (some full-page). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 144 pp. This information-packed guidebook offers solutions and layouts for carving out home offices that work with your space and boost your success. There are over 100 colour photos, checklists, floor plans, and sound advice on billing, and storage. 
Price: $28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23504  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Hut in the Wild.
Johnson, Dianne.
ISBN: 9780646550305
Dianne Johnson Sydney, Leura 2011 
  Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white full-page photos, minimal edgewear. 97 pp. This self-published book discusses the hut found in many parts of the world, via a series of essays. The photos are related to the Australian landscape. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28207  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Japanese Antique Furniture: A Guide to Evaluating and Restoring.
Clarke, Rosy.
ISBN: 0834801787
Weatherhill New York 1996 
  Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, covers lightly scratched, covers little lifting upwards. 150 pp. This book identifies 19 frequently encountered types of Japanese antique furniture by construction, wood type, metalwork, finish, and region of origin. There are tips on dating the pieces, photos and a Quick Identification Chart. Provides an easy-to-follow restoration procedure of 23 steps that will transform your find into a real treasure. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25675  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Japanese Homes and Lifestyles: An Illustrated Journey Through History.
Inaba, Kazuya; Nakayama, Shigenobu.
Kodansha International Tokyo 2000 
  Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), map, black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket. 124 pp. Presents the story of the Japanese people - from prehistoric times to the modern day. There are caves, pit dwellings, thatched and tiled houses, capital cities, aristocratic mansions, town houses, rural villages, castles, samurai residences, and the modernization of Japan, ''new towns'' and high-rise apartment complexes. The lively illustrations and concise text will interest students of domestic architecture, history buffs, and readers who want to learn about faraway places and times past. 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27970  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Let There Be Light: The Development of Domestic Lighting in New South Wales 1788 - 1904.
Jones, Shar.
Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales Sydney 1984 
  Paperback oblong quarto, card cover, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-illustrations, minor edgewear, few light creases covers, few impressions front cover. 16 pp. Published in conjunction with an exhibition "Lights and Loos" at Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney, November, 1984. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27271  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Making Your Home Sustainable.
Wrigley, Derek.
Derek F. Wrigley Canberra, Mawson 2004 
  Paperback small folio, very good condition, single-colour & white drawings & text-photos, minor edgewear. Unnum 134 pp. Detailed and illustrated discussion about methods to lessen the environmental impact of your home, by Canberra architect and solar consultant. A practical and accessible guide for Australians concerned about the degradation of our natural environment, and who want to reverse this trend. The detailed descriptions include 46 photos and 102 diagrams. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30410  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Making Your Home Sustainable: A Guide to Retrofitting.
Wrigley, Derek.
ISBN: 1920769498
Scribe Publications Melbourne 2005 
  Paperback small folio, as new condition, black & white drawings. Unnum 124 pp. Detailed and illustrated discussion about methods to lessen the environmental impact of your home, by Canberra architect and solar consultant. A practical and accessible guide for Australians concerned about the degradation of our natural environment, and who want to reverse this trend. 
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14218  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Meroogal, Nowra: A History and a Guide.
Hughes, Joy; Walker, Meredith.
ISBN: 0949753394
Historic Houses Trust Sydney, Glebe 1988 
  Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, map, glossy paper, minor edgewear. 80 pp. The history of Meroogal, an early home built at Nowra in New South Wales (NSW). The home was first occupied in February 1886, and the Historic Houses Trust purchased it in 1985. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20539  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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New Bibliotheca Alexandrina: A Beacon of Science, and Cultural Interaction [Alexandria Library].
Ramzy, Magda; Moneim, Abdul Hanan.
S.I.S. Press House City Not Stated 2002 
  Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos & drawings, metallic cover corners, minor edgewear jacket, edges & spine little rubbed. 90 pp. This book is about the rebuilding of a new library more than 2000 years after the old library with all its treasures of millions of books and manuscripts was burned down. The library has been rebuilt on the same site on a prestigious location on the waterfront of Alexandria, Egypt. This beautiful book with many photos will interest anyone with a passion for books, and buildings with a long history. Editing and cover design by Ramzy, artwork by Moneim. 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28349  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Old Time Country Halls.
Trustum, Helen.
ISBN: 0959381511
Helen Trustum Lismore, NSW 2000 
  Paperback small octavo, very good condition, many black & white text-photos, spine little faded, minor edgewear. 408 pp. Presents a description and history of 175 community halls in northern New South Wales between Richmond and the Tweed area. Supported by funds provided by the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS). 
Price: $50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17242  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Painting and Decorating [Technical Publication].
Labour and National Service Industrial Training Division, Department of.
McCarron Bird Pty Ltd / Department of Labour and National Service Melbourne 1950 
  Paperback wide octavo, flexible orange cover, very good condition, typewritten-style text, drawings, edges & pages lightly toned, owner's written name. 155 pp. Published by arrangement with the Department of Labour and National Service of the Commonwealth of Australia, presumably for TAFE courses. Contains 21 chapters including the painter's tool kit, power tools, scaffolding, miscellaneous basic materials, surface finishes, preparing the surface for painting, colour, painting with the brush, prevention and treatment of defects, glazing, decorative wall finishes, paperhanging. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26674  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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