Or.bds. 246pp. 98 b/w plates. Fine copy. 1st ed. Very Scarce. Hunt, who gave Australia some of its finest buildings, occupies an important position in the history of Australian & world architecture. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: ARCHITECT EXTRAORDINARY. The Life and Work ...
Editorial: Melb. Cassell.
Año de publicación: 1970
Descripción Melbourne, ., 1970. Illusts. Ilustrador. Small thick 4to. or.cl. QUARTO SIZE. HARDCOVER. PAGES: (246pages). First edition. Very good copy in dust jacket, numerous related items loosely inserted. #AAA1. Architect Extraordinary: The Life and Work of John Horbury Hunt, 1838 to 1904. Buy with confidence from one of Australia's oldest bookshops established in 1975. Nº de ref. de la librería 069533
Descripción North Melbourne, Cassell Australia Ltd., 1970., 1970. First Edition; 4to; pp. (x), 246; 52 pages of plates (99 illust., 6 full-page), references, bibliography, list of identified buildings etc., index; original cloth, chipped dustjacket, foxing to last few pages, a good copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 92807
Descripción Cassell Australia, Australia, 1970. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st.Edition. Nº de ref. de la librería 034255
Descripción North Melbourne, Cassell Australia Ltd., 1970., 1970. First Edition; Cr. 4to; pp. (x), 246; 52 pages of plates (99 illust., 6 full-page), references, bibliography, list of identified buildings etc., index; original red cloth, title lettered in gilt on spine, dustjacket, a very good copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 17366
Descripción Cassell Melbourne 1970, 1970. 25.0 x 18.0cms, 246pp, b/w Illusts, very good hardback & fine dustwrapper (ex-library with 6 stamps mostly on endpapers, no pocket or label scars) Freeland argues that American-born Hunt was the only Australian-based architect 'whose work broke new ground in a world context'. His strong and individual buildings bore 'the seeds of modern architecture'. Nº de ref. de la librería 126582
Descripción Cassell Melbourne 1970, 1970. 25.0 x 18.0cms, 246pp, b/w Illusts, very good+ hardback & fine dustwrapper Freeland argues that American-born Hunt was the only Australian-based architect 'whose work broke new ground in a world context'. His strong and individual buildings bore 'the seeds of modern architecture'. Nº de ref. de la librería 130136
Descripción Cassel & Co., Australia, 1970. Cloth. Estado de conservación: Very Good ++. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Small raised mark on bottom front of dj where price sticker was removed. 52 pages of plates. Nº de ref. de la librería 009687
Descripción Cassell Australia, North Melbourne, 1970., 1970. 4to, hardback, prelims + 246pp + b&w plates. Good+ condition in good dustwrapper (quite rubbed, lightly chipped at upper edge, several small closed tears, sunned edges). General light wear, foxed page edges, a little flecked, 1.5in of lower page edges discoloured near spine, bookseller's label and owner's bookplate at front pastedown. Pictures available on request. SBN: 304939900. Nº de ref. de la librería 83719
Descripción Cassell, North Melbourne, 1970. Hardcover, small quarto; red boards with gilt spine titling, pale blue endpapers; 246pp., b&w illustrations. Minor wear; toned and spotted text block edges and scattered spotting to prelims. Illustrated dustwrapper mildly rubbed with some scraping to extremities of spine panel and corners; tiny tear on upper mid-rear edge. Very good to near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, the son of a builder, John Horbury Hunt the subject of this book, was trained in Boston, Massachusetts but then migrated to Australia in 1863. His output was extremely varied and included cathedrals, churches, chapels, houses, homesteads, stables and schools. Probably his first building designed in Australia was the Superintendent's Residence at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, designed in 1863. A few years later he designed the Catherine Hayes Hospital, which was also built at the Prince of Wales Hospital, with the design modified by Thomas Rowe. Hunt's other works include the Convent of the Sacred Heart, now Kincoppal-Rose Bay, School of the Sacred Heart, Sydney, in the Sydney suburb of Vaucluse; and Tivoli, now part of Kambala, in the suburb of Rose Bay. In Armidale, New South Wales, he designed St Peter's Anglican Cathedral and Booloominbah and Trevenna which are now both part of the University of New England. Hunt's distinctive, radical architecture was considered to be twenty years in advance of his peers, some of it unequalled in the world at that time, and sowed the seeds of some aspects of modern architecture in Australia. He was instrumental in bringing the North American Shingle Style to Australia. The outstanding example of this style was Highlands, a two-storey home designed by Hunt and built for Alfred Hordern in 1891. Situated in Highlands Avenue, Wahroonga, Sydney, Highlands is listed on the Register of the National Estate. Hunt was ruined by the Depression of the 1890s. He died in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, eleven days after admission suffering from a kidney disease. His personal effects, recorded in the hospital Admission Book, consisted of a metal box, three gold rings, a silver pencil and a pair of spectacles. He was close to destitute at the time of his death. His home, Cranbrook Cottage, had been repossessed by the mortgagor; it was demolished in 1925 to make room for the widening of New South Head Road. The site of the cottage is marked by a small rock garden, named Horbury Hunt Place. Nº de ref. de la librería 11987
Descripción Cassell Australia Ltd, Melbourne, 1970., 1970. 246 pp including index, tinted end-papers, b&w photographic plates, edges mildly foxed, else fine copy in like, pictorial d/j. Nº de ref. de la librería 146896