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Author and historian Zeny Edwards has for many years been intrigued by William Hardy Wilson (1881-1955), a significant and enigmatic figure in Australian art. As curator of Eryldene, the National Trust property on Sydney's North Shore, she has experienced first hand the magic of his architecture. With access to Wilson's manuscripts, letters, photographs, sketches and prints, she has produced this biography of this extraordinary man. Additional essays have been contributed by experts in the field of art and architecture.
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Book Description Watermark Press, 2001. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Jacket has minimal wear and no tears. Internally clean. Binding tight. 260pp Size: 240mm x 280mm. Seller Inventory # 020178
Book Description Zed Sydney 2001, 2001. As New Roy 4to, 260pp, Many b/w & Colour Illusts As New Hard Cover This biography traces Wilson's career as an architect, architectural historian, town planner, tastemaker and visionary. It details his work at Eryldene and Purulia; Chinese taste and proposal to develop Kurrajong as a city of 50-70 000 people. Seller Inventory # 163491
Book Description The Watermark Press, Sydney, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 260pp., Pictorial illustrated dustjacket with hint of tanning to outer-edge of front panel of jacket- covered in removable protective clear plastic, orig. black textured boards with white text to spine, red eps., frontis., signed title-page by Zeny Edwards and inscribed to previous owner, within the camphorwood chest, prologue, foreword by Howard Tanner, biography by Zeny Edwards, col. & b/w plts. & text illust., drawings, paintings, col. maps, plans, list of works, endnotes, bibliog., index, ack. William Hardy Wilson was a remarkable man: an architect, artist, author and leading figure in the Australian cultural scene. This fascinating biography and collection of essays covers the many facets of Hardy Wilson's life. It serves as the definitive work on a complex and intriguing man. Size: Quarto. Book. Seller Inventory # 004845
Book Description The Watermark Press, Sydney 2001, 2001. 28.0 x 23.5cms, 260pp, many b/w & colour Illusts, fine hardcover in slipcase (edition of 100 copies & 10 authors' proofs - unnumbered copy) This biography traces Wilson's career as an architect, architectural historian, town planner, tastemaker and visionary. It details his work at Eryldene and Purulia; Chinese taste and proposal to develop Kurrajong as a city of 50-70 000 people. Seller Inventory # 113054