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The Luberon Garden : A provencal story of Apricot Blossom, Truffles and Thyme [used book]

By: Alex Dingwall-Main

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Ebury Press: 2002

Seller ID: 0091880955

ISBN: 0091880955

Condition: Good


'The rollicking adventures of an English garden designer in Provence' Independent. 'Escapist reading-magic' The Times. Alex Dingwall-Main left London with his wife and dog nine years ago for the Luberon region of the South of France. A landscape gardener of international renown he was in search of a challenge - a new climate, a new way of gardening and a new way of life. This is his account of gardening his way round Provence, and in particular, of attempting to restore the secret garden of M-nerbes. Situated high on the plains of the Luberon region, M-nerbes is a famously beautiful village ... View more info

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Landscape Sketching and Architectural Rendering: How to Draw in Pencil Pen Ink Landscapes Seascapes Cityscapes Architecture

By: Allan Staines

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Pindedale Press: 2014

Seller ID: A1049

ISBN: 1875217045

Condition: New


This book with its easy show me how style reveals the secrets that can turn you into a confident landscape sketching artist. The beginner is led from beginner sketching step-by-step, choosing equipment, visualizing perspective, creating tonal values and understanding composition. Covering not only landscapes but also all the elements found in the landscape as well as seascapes on to buildings and architectural renderings in pencil or pen and ink. Skilled artists will appreciate the many new landscape ideas and even the Allan Staines style, enabling them to broaden their approach and... View more info

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Those Dry-stone Walls: Stories from South Australia's Stone Age

By: Bruce Munday with photographs by Kristin Munday

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2012

Seller ID: 002266

ISBN: 1743051255

Condition: New


Beautiful stone was nature's gift to South Australia, and an irresistible building material for early settlers. Many stone walls, without mortar or with no more than mud as glue, have defied gravity and the elements all these years. Or did gravity combine with deft balance to sustain them? Join Bruce and Kristin Munday as they traverse South Australia in search of these walls, finding historic masterpieces and insights into rural life in the years following settlement. Those Dry-stone Walls is rich with beautiful imagery of these walls, the stories behind them, and advice to inspire you to fol... View more info

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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

By: Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein and Max Jacobson and Ingrid Fiksdahl-King and Shlomo Angel

Price: $78.95

Publisher: USA, Oxford University Press: 1978

Seller ID: 001679

ISBN: 0195019199

Condition: New


You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope... View more info

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Architecture and Urban Design in Brisbane Volume 2

By: Graham de Gruchy

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 003967

ISBN: 1921920998

Condition: New


This book updates the original book published in 1988, Architecture in Brisbane. It continues the examination of Brisbane's buildings and the design changes from 1988 to 2011. Now retired Assoc Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, Dr Graham de Grucy pprovides a picture of design changes and technological advancements over the last 20 years. Complemented by many photos and plans this book is a must for any historian or student of architecture. View more info

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Architecture in Brisbane Volume 1

By: Graham de Gruchy

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 1988

Seller ID: 003968

ISBN: 0864390785

Condition: New


Ass Professor Graham de Gruchy examines the architecture of Brisbane from early settlement to 1988, Brisbane's Expo year. This book provides a comprehensive look at buildings - commercial and residential with images and plans. View more info

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Australian Native Plants (Concise Edition) Cultivation, Use in Landscaping, and Propagation

By: John W. Wrigley and Murray Fagg

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, Reed New Holland: 2009

Seller ID: 9781877069406

ISBN: 187706940X

Condition: New


This concise edition makes it even easier to choose Australian native plants for your garden. This concise edition of the phenomenally successful Australian Native Plants (now in its fifth edition) makes it even easier to choose Australian native plants for your garden. It includes: More than 1500 species and cultivars that are easy to obtain and grow, many illustrated with colour photographs. Plants divided into chapters: Ground Covers, Rockery Plants, Water Features, Shrubs, Trees, Annuals and Bedding Plants, and Climbers recommended planting zones for every plant. Symbols indicati... View more info

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How to Design The Aestetics of Town Scape [used book]

By: Robert J. Goakes

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 1987

Seller ID: 0864390319

ISBN: 0864390319

Condition: Very Good


Used book in very good conditon.The author is a Quenslander who has spent his working career spanning forty years as a local authority engineer and a consulting engineer and town planner. As a director of a large consulting group, he was responsible for the Division of Urban and Environmental Planning. He has travelled widely, ever curious as to aspects of planning and engineering as practised by others. His interest in aesthetics springs from a concern that modern town planning is being frustrated by a lack of understanding of "what makes a city tick" - Aesthetics of Townscape falls into t... View more info

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Queenslanders : Their Historic Timbered Homes

By: Rod Fisher

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 9781925522235

ISBN: 1925522237

Condition: New


In a single timely tome, Rod Fisher packs a lot of what’s known about the history of the timbered house in Qld: the sum of research, writing and practice over four decades. While breaking new ground on its origin and development, the first 4 chapters concern several key themes: 1. the evolution of a Vernacular class of housing in the north of Australia: from aboriginal to modern day, comprising a series of styles and the means of identifying each one by era and attribute 2. the historical context to traditional housing: using census data and contemporary testimony to amplify its configurati... View more info

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The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience

By: Toby Hemenway

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Chelsea Green Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003402

ISBN: 1603585265

Condition: New


Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food connecting the pieces of the landscape together in h... View more info