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Books on Architecture, Carpentry, Woodwork, Building
Construction and Home Improvements
Barton Myers Selected And Current Works. ISBN 187549815X. Architecture.
The Master Architect Series. (Images Publishing Group, Melbourne, 1994) Used oversize hardcover book in dust jacket,
now covered in clear contact, 256 pages, stamp imprint of a fish on half title page, else in excellent
condition. Weighs 1.6 kilograms.
Carving Masks, Tribal, Ethnic And Folk Projects -by- Alan & Gill Bridgewater.
ISBN 187549815X. Make 12 extraordinary museum-quality mask designs with basic woodworking skills and tools already in
your workshop; Choose from: an African Fang mask, which started the early 20th
Century primitivist movement in art; a spirit-helper mask of the Haida tribe
from America's Northwest Coast; a grotesque Green Man mask with Druid roots;
evil spirit-fighting masks from the Barong and Lombok peoples of Indonesia; and
eight more intriguing designs; with easy-to-read numbered instructions, notes on
the significance of each form, and a section on anticipated problems for
first-time carvers. (Sterling Publishing, New York, 1996) Used softcover book, 160
pages, light wear to edges of cover, else very good.
Dam -by- Trevor Turpin. ISBN 9781861893284. Objekt Series. Dams - Design and Construction. Dams - History. There are
now 45,000 large dams worldwide; this profusely illustrated book traces the development of dams from the Industrial
Revolution to the present, exploring themes such as environmental and climate change, controversies and cooperations
of communities, imperialist engineering in Victorian India and Africa, and modern contributions made by landscape
architects and ecologists; various materials and forms are explained and illustrated, from earth dams and rock-fill
dams to buttress and curved examples. (Reaktion Books Ltd. London. 2008) Used book. Paperback.
256 pages. Light wear to edges of covers. Else very good. Weighs 600 grams.
Design And Technology In Architecture -by- David Guise. ISBN 0471812064.
Structural Design. Building. An overview of the various physical forces that act on buildings and the framing systems that
contain them. Contains case studies of well-known contemporary architecture. (John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1985) Used
softcover book. 275 pages. Covers worn on edges and knocked in corners. Else very good. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
Design of Prestressed Concrete -by- R I Gilbert and N C Mickleborough, School of Civil Engineering,
The University of New South Wales, Sydney. ISBN: 0419161600. Prestressed Concrete Construction. Structural Design.
Used softcover book. 504 pages. (Spoon Press. London. 2004) Front cover creased at top. Else in fine
Dirt Cheap The Mud Brick Book -by- John Archer and Gerry Archer. An Australian source book
of ideas for the owner-builder on the design and construction of mud brick homes; the styles illustrated range
from single room huts, through family-size dwellings, to halls and barns, and the variety of detail presented
shows how mud brick can be used to satisfy individual needs and preferences. Used softcover book. 90 pages.
(Compendium Pty Ltd. Birregurra, Victoria. 1976) Covers are lightly worn with creased corners. Small tear in
spine at bottom. A few marks on edges of pages. Else very good.
Historic Buildings of Victoria -edited by- David Saunders. A comprehensive classified
survey of 640 buildings arranged in regional groups, each region being introduced by a short historical chapter; the
illustrations are accompanied by captions, text and simplified locality maps;
introductory chapters discuss building materials and styles, and also provide an
outline history of Victoria (reprint, 1967, The Jacaranda Press in association with The National Trust of Australia
(Victoria)) No ISBN. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 278 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges
and corners, light foxing on edges of pages, else very good. This book weighs 1.3 kilograms.
Huts of The High Country -by- Klaus Hueneke. ISBN 0708113893. Signed Copy. This book is the
result of 8 years' research into the history of numerous huts and homesteads scattered throughout the Snowy
Mountains of New South Wales; the character of the huts reflects 150 years of mountain occupation; the gold and tin
miners preferred compact weatherboard shacks, the squatters rambling homesteads, the stockmen opted for slab huts
with dirt floors and the Snowy Mountains Authority surveyors built air and weathertight pre-fabs; a colourful mosaic
of anecdotes, bush verse, personal impressions, historical facts, maps and crisp black and white photographs. Used
hardcover book in dust jacket. 251 pages. Signature of author Klaus Hueneke on the title page. (Australian National
University Press. Canberra. Reprint. 1982) Dust jacket scuffed and a little worn and creased on edges. Rear cover
sunned. Written gift inscription on front free endpaper. Some marks on edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 900 grams.
Landmarks in Public Works Engineers and Their Works in New South Wales 1884-1914 -edited by-
Lenore Coltheart & Don Fraser. ISBN 0868062960. Covers Harbours and Rivers: Walter Shellshear; On the removal
of bars from the entrances to our rivers
(Walter Shellshear); Alexander Brown Portus; Centrifugal pump dredging in New South Wales (A B Portus); Henry
Richard Carleton; New South Wales lighthouses. Bridges: Timber bridge construction in New South Wales (Percy Allan);
Henry Harvey Dare; Recent road-bridge practice in New South Wales (H H Dare); Percy Allan; The Pyrmont Bridge
Sydney NSW (Percy Allan). Railways and Transport Planning: Henry Deane; Economical railway construction in New South Wales
(H Deane); James Waller Roberts; Recent departmental practice in the design of steel railway bridges required for the waterways
of the North Coast Railway, NSW, including some notes on their manufacture (J W Roberts); John Job Crew Bradfield; Linking
Sydney with North Sydney (J J Bradfield). Dams and Water Supply: Cecil West Darley; Curved concrete walls for storage reservoirs
(C W Darley); Ernest Macartney de Burgh; The practical work of starting a great engineering enterprise (E M de Burgh). Bibliography.
Glossary of engineering terms. (Public Works Department NSW History Project. Hale & Iremonger. Sydney. 1987)
Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 144 pages. A few spots of light foxing on first and last few pages.
Dust jacket stretched on edges. Else very good.
Making Authentic Pennsylvania Dutch Furniture With Measured Drawings of Museum Classics -by-
John G Shea. ISBN 0486272273. 250 Illustrations. Measurements in feet and inches. Diagrams; scaled drawings;
decorative designs; black and white photographs. (Dover Publications Inc. New York. 1992) Used softcover book.
226 pages. Covers are worn on edges. Front free endpaper has been very neatly torn out of the book, so its absence
is not noticeable. Foxing on upper edge of pages. Else very good.
Our Great Victorian Architect Edmund Thomas Blacket (1817-1883) -by- Joan Kerr. ISBN 0909723176.
Australian Historical Architecture. Edmund Thomas Blacket must have been the most prolific and versatile architect
Australia has ever known; his work not only encompassed hundreds of churches and domestic buildings but extended into
virtually every Victorian building type: abattoirs and asylums, banks, barns, breweries and bridges, factories, warehouses,
woolstores and chimney stacks, clubs, universities, schools and hospitals, hotels, shops and theatres, furniture and
furnishings, memorials, tombstones and cemetery vaults; Blacket never repeated a design. Illustrated with black
and white photographs and detailed line drawings. Used softcover book. 107 pages. (The National Trust of Australia NSW.
Sydney. 1983) Covers are worn on edges. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Plywoods Their Development, Manufacture and Application -by- Andrew Dick Wood and
Thomas Gray Linn (1942). Timber. Carpentry. Wood veneer, plywood, cutting logs, rotary cutting, stay log cutting,
trimming wood, plywood production, drying veneer, timber veneer jointing and repairing, timber adhesives and their
application, veneer presses and pressing, veneer finishing operations, manufacturing defects, laninboards, blockboards,
composite boards and specialities, woods used in plywood production, decorative veneers, wall panelling, furniture
manufacture and general woodwork, shipbuilding and light craft construction, boxes, barrels, reels, baskets,
trays, exterior woodwork, terms and definitions; 23 plates and 203 illustrations. (W & A K Johnston Limited.
Edinburgh. 1942) Used hardcover book. No dust jacket, 472 pages. Marked brown cloth covers bumped on corners and at
both ends of spine, bookshop bookplate inside cover, name and address of previous owner written on fep,
foxing on eps, page edges and on last few pages, upper corner of pages are creased, else very good. Weight 1.5 kilograms.
Practical Pole Homes Building Solutions For Sloping Sites -by- Ray Crawley. ISBN 0646270591.
(Practical Pole Home Plans Pty Ltd, East Gosford, revised edition, no date) Used softcover book, 126 pages. Corners bumped.
Else very good.
Restoring Old Australian Houses and Buildings: An Architectural Guide -by- Howard Tanner and
Philip Cox. Architectural Consultants: Peter Bridges and James Broadbent. ISBN 0333175573. Australian Buildings - Repair and
Reconstruction. Australian Architecture - Conservation and Restoration. Australian Historic Houses. Covers
Identification: Primitive/Vernacular 1788-1820/1788/1914; Australian Georgian 1788-1825; Australian Regency 1825-1850;
Victorian Gothic 1850-1888; Victorian Italianate 1850-1880; Australian Boom Style 1870-1890; Australian Federation
1890- 1914; Australian Post Federation Architecture 1914-. Restoration Techniques: Objectives and Principles;
Problems and Solutions; Environmental Factors; Structural Faults; Structural Elements; Finishes; Fixtures and
Fittings; Services; New Services in Old Buildings. Alterations and Additions; Some Broad Issues. (The Macmillan Co
of Australia. Melbourne. 1975) Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 212 pages. Dust jacket is
stretched on edges and bumped in corners and both ends of spine. A few small tears in upper edge of dust jacket.
Light foxing on upper edge of pages. Else very good. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
Royal Festival Hall: The Official Record -by-
Clough Williams-Ellis. Introduction by- Sir Malcolm Sargent. Architecture. The
official description of London's Royal Festival Hall, its design, construction,
furnishing and decorations; illustrated with b/w photographs, architectural
plans, diagrams and black and white and colour illustrations. (published by Max Parrish, London, in
association with the London City Council, 1951) Used hardcover book in
price-clipped dust jacket, 128 pages. Dust jacket fairly tattered on edges with small pieces
missing, book now protected in a clear plastic sleeve. Bookplate sticker
on fep. Foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Name written
on back of fep. Book smells musty. Else very good.
Rude Timber Buildings in Australia -by- Philip Cox, John Freeland and Wesley Stacey. ISBN 0207141495.
Australian Architecture. These old wooden buildings project an image of the old Australia very powerfully
with 134 black and white photographs. The
book also describes the practical qualities of the various Australian timbers and their uses in the rest of the world. Includes
a glossary of technical terms. (Angus & Robertson Publishers. London. 1980) Used book. Hardcover
book in dust jacket. 215 pages. Dust jacket is worn along upper edge with one small tear now closed. Upper corners and
top of spine bumped and worn. Foxing on upper edges of pages. Written gift inscription on half title page. Else very good.
Book weighs 1.3 kilograms.
Sunshine and Shade in Australia. National Building Technology Centre Bulletin 8. 5th Edition 1987.
ISBN 064450451X. Passive design to minimise heat load and optimise sun-trapping in winter maximise comfort and
minimise the requirements for energy use in heating and cooling; this booklet assists the designer to determine the
distribution of sunlight and shadow in order to estimate the extent to which the building can be self-shading; the
penetration of sunshine through windows into rooms; the influence of shadows cast by adjacent buildings; and the
affect of shading devices on windows. Includes solar charts and a separate protractor in envelope inside the
rear cover. Used softcover booklet. 39 pages. (National Building Technology Centre. Chatswood. 5th Ed. 1987) Light
stain inside rear cover. Else in fine condition.
Sustainable Planning in Queensland -by- Philippa England. ISBN 9781862878112. Queensland Planning Law. Real Estate Development
in Queensland. Land Use in Queensland. This book provides a complete introduction to planning law in Queensland. It describes
and explains the main features of Queensland's principal planning statute, the Sustainable Planning Act, 2009, and
brings the features of this highly technical statute to life with a variety of
case studies drawn from planning documents and legal sources. Particular
coverage is given to regional planning and the impacts of Queensland's rapid
population growth whilst the perennial issues for planning - how to drive
efficiency, accountability and integration - are also explored in the context of
the new Act. In addition, a contribution from his Honour, Judge Michael
Rackemann, provides an insightful analysis of the Planning and Environment Court. 261 pages.
(The Federation Press. Sydney. 2011) In AS NEW condition.
The Commercial Timbers of Australia Their Properties and Uses -by- I H Boas. Forestry. (Council for Scientific and
Industrial Research. Commonwealth of Australia. Melbourne. 1947) Used book. Hardcover book. No dust jacket. 344 pages +
20 black and white plates. Marked grey cloth covers bumped on edges and corners. Bookshop bookplate inside front cover.
Tape inside rear cover. Foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. Else pages are very good.
The Commercial Timbers of New South Wales and Their Use -by- Keith R Bootle. Forestry. (Angus and Robertson
Publishers. Sydney. 1971) Used softcover book. 276 pages. Covers are worn on edges and corners. Name of previous owner
and date along with a written inscription on half title page. Foxing on edges of pages. Else pages are very
The Food and Heat Producing Solar Greenhouse Design Construction and Operation -by- Bill Yanda
and Rick Fisher. ISBN 0912528206. A newly revised, updated and enlarged edition of this modern classic; shows
you how to design, build, operate or buy as greenhouse that will add solar heat to your home; take you through a
planting, maintenance and harvesting procedure for fresh vegetables all year round; give you styles and examples of
efficient greenhouses from all over the U.S. Imperial measurements. Used softcover book. 208 pages. (John Muir
Publications inc. Santa Fe, New Mexico. 2nd ed. 1980) Covers are worn. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else pages are
The Ideal Home Furniture and Furnishing Suggestions by Grace Bros Ltd. A delightful
brochure published by Sydney department store Grace Bros Ltd circa 1920 for its 'Prize Winning £750
Cottage in the Ideal Home Competition'. Included are architectural drawings and floor plan for 'an ideal home'
designed by John R Brogan along with full colour illustrations of the finished and furnished rooms, supplemented
by advertisements for cookware. Printed by the Snelling Printing Works, 52-54 Bay Street, Sydney. Oblong softcover
brochure. 16 pages. Covers are worn on edges and corners. Pages are slightly rippled on edges. Else very good.
The Home Colours Sourcebook Neutrals 200 Colour Schemes For The Home -by- Alice Buckley.
ISBN 9781845432744. Inspiration for home decorators and interior designers; useful information about colours
and the mood evoked by each colour. (A Quarto Book. Apple Press. London. 2008) Used small spiral-bound hardcover
book. 255 pages. In fine condition.
The Wind Power Book -by- Jack Park. ISBN 0917352068.
Covers wind machine characteristics, wind machine performance, types of wind machines,
Savonius rotor, Darrieus rotor, how a Darrieus works, multiblade farm windmills,
wind farms, aerodynamic design, Savonius rotor design, propeller rotor design,
Darrieus rotor design, blade loads, blade construction, flutter and fatigue, Governor design,
yaw control, water pumping systems, wind-electric systems, generators and transmissions,
storage devices, inverters, wind furnaces, wind power economics; illustrated with line drawings
and diagrams. Introduction -by- Robert Redford. (Cheshire Books, Palo Alto, CA, 1981) Used oblong softcover book.
253 pages. Covers and page edges curled, corners bumped and creased, light foxing on edges of pages, else good.
Wood Handbook Wood As An Engineering Material. Agriculture Handbook No. 72. Revised August 1974.
Chapters are: Characteristics and availability of woods commercially important in the United States; Structure of Wood;
Physical properties of wood; Mechanical properties of wood; Commercial lumber; Lumber stress grades and allowable
properties; Fastenings; Wood structural members; Gluing of wood; Glued structural members; Plywood; Structural sandwich
construction; Bent wood members; Control of moisture and dimensional changes; Fire resistance of wood construction;
Painting and finishing; Protection from organisms that degrade wood; Wood preservation; Poles, piles, and tiles; Thermal
insulation; Wood-base fibre and particle panel materials; Modified woods and paper-base laminates; with Glossary and Index.
(Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, revised August 1974) Used hardcover book. No
dust jacket. Unpaginated. Very good red cloth covers with gilt lettering bumped on corners and top and bottom of spine.
Some marks on rear cover. Edges of pages have tanned. Else very good. Weight 1.3 kilograms.
Woodcarver's Library Four Volumes In One -by- E J Tangerman and Eric Zimmerman.
Carving Figures and Faces in Wood - Carving Horses in Wood - Carving Wooden Animals - Relief Woodcarving. ISBN
0517310910. Contains hundreds of detailed illustrations and complete advice from start to finish on each
project. Illustrated with black and white photographs and diagrams. Used hardcover book in dust jacket now
covered with clear plastic cover. 506 pages. (Greenwich House/ Arlington House Inc. New York. 1984) Tape
shadows and foxing on endpapers. Name of previous owner written on front free endpaper. Light foxing on
edges of pages. Else very good.
Woodcarver's Pattern and Design Book -by- E J Tangerman. ISBN 080696300. Contains
winning woodcarving designs and easy to follow patterns from a master woodcarver; over 500 appealing ideas
many complete with patterns; dimensions, details, close-ups, and directions for every procedure; advice on
adapting patterns; finding the right woods; taking advantage of odd shapes grains and spalts; making the
best use of every tool. Illustrated with black and white photographs, diagrams and line drawings. Used
softcover book now covered with clear plastic cover. 288 pages. (Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. New York.
1986) Tape shadows and foxing on endpapers. Name of previous owner written on first page. Light foxing on
edges of pages. Else very good.
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