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'This delightful book sets out to explore our rich heritage of decorative cast iron and to portray it in all its exuberance...The author's extensive research reveals the fascinating story behind its beginnings, its flowering, its near extinction and its renaissance.' National Trust News Within a few decades of the First Fleet's arrival, colonial Australia began its love affair with domestic cast iron. By the 1860s local manufacturers supplied the bulk of the demand and the Victorian-era mania for iron lace was well under way. However, less than 40 years ago, decorative cast iron, one of our urban glories, was being torn down around Australia or being left to rust through neglect. Its remarkable renaissance began in the 1960s with the revival of interest in Australia's architectural heritage and the love affair continues today almost 100 years after its fall from grace. For seven years, Brian Turner travelled the length and breadth of Australia in search of the cast iron decoration that adorned terrace houses, country pubs, homesteads and stores. With over 200 illustrations, this updated edition of Australia's Iron Lace prov
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Brian Turner began his working life as a wool classer in Australia and Argentina and, after stints as a journalist and photographer, is now manager of the bookshop at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He is also author of The Australian Terrace House. His family has lived in Paddington for three generations.
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1996. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May include supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # mon0000736135
Book Description Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, 1996. Pictorial Wraps. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Updated edition. Numerous colour and b&w photographs & illustrations throughout. Includes catalogues, registration of designs, glossary, notes, bibliography, directory, plus index. "This delightful book sets out to explore our rich heritage of decorative cast iron and to portray it in all its exuberance." First large format paperback edition, with "1" as the lowest number in print number line on copyright page. Printed in Hong Kong. Bound in publisher's original pictorial wraps with foldover French flaps. Barely noticeable small faint stain to fore-edge margin, otherwise a very nice clean tight solid softcover copy. 192pp. SB-65. Size: 29 x 21.5cm. Seller Inventory # 020260