Hardcover, 4to., cloth boards in fine dustjacket, colour frontis, black & white and colour plates, architectural plans, notes, bibliography, 160pp. Pictorial history of Sydney, buildings, people and landscape with fabulous photographs. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : This book traces the development of the city through the evolution of its architecture and urban planning.
From the Publisher: The British founded Sydney in 1788, establishing here a penal colony in a country they regarded as uninhabited. Today, Sydney is seen as many things: an earthly paradise surrounding the most beautiful harbor in the work; a great seaport,the site of one of the world's most beautiful buildings, the Sydney Opera House; or a sprawling suburb. Contradictory and unpredictable, the city of Sydney is living testament to the dilemmas of the society that constructed it.
This book traces the development of the city through the evolution of its architecture and urban planning; from the humble origins of the first European settlement (1000 Britons, 10,000 bricks and piles of pamphlets urging the felons to chastity, all thrown together into a landscape possessed of every beauty nature can provide to the city of the year 2000, inhabited by 4 million people--dynamic, multicultual, hedonistic.
This book summarizes the history of the city and its neighborhoods, focussing on the architects, their architecture and the sociocultural climate in which they worked. Among the featured architects are Francis Greenway, Mortimer Lewis, Edward Blore, John Sulman, Walter Burley Griffin, Harry Seidler, Jorn Utzon, Glenn Murcutt and Renzo Piano.
Titre : Sydney: History of A Landscape
Éditeur : Paris, Vilo Publishing, 2000.
Description du livre Vilo Publishing, 2001. État : Good. illustrated edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP47800666
Description du livre Hardback. État : Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. N° de réf. du libraire GOR008322251
Description du livre Vilo Publishing. Hardcover. État : VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. N° de réf. du libraire 2795031878
Description du livre Vilo Publishing, 2001. Hardcover. État : Used: Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG2845760043
Description du livre Vilo Publishing, 2001. Hardcover. État : Good. Good in a good dust jacket. Minor rubbing and creases to the dust jacket. Contains some light pencil underlining and marks to the interior. The binding is solid. N° de réf. du libraire BOOK2-071315013
Description du livre Vilo International, 2000. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire 002921
Description du livre Vilo Publishing, 2000. Hardcover. État : Fine. 2845760043 A very near fine copy with some light wear to corners of boards. In a mylar jacket protector. N° de réf. du libraire 00596
Description du livre Vilo Publishing, 2001. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. N° de réf. du libraire P022845760043
Description du livre Vilo Publishing, Paris, 2000. hard cover with dust jacket. Etat de la jaquette : Good. Illustrated in colour and black and white. 31 cm. 159 pages G/G. Ex-library, good book in good dust jacket. N° de réf. du libraire 42068
Description du livre Vilo Publishing Paris 2000, 2000. 30.0 x 24.0cms, 160pp, Colour Illusts, very good hardback & dustwrapper This book presents Sydney as 'one of the few cities of the world that have been documented, painted and mapped from the moment of its birth'. It uses the city's architecture and planning to 'analyse the schemes that have formed its contemporary image and explore the obsessive nationalism that has been a driving force behind its development'. It introduces the city to visitors to Olympics 2000. N° de réf. du libraire 158235