Book - The Federation House: a restoration guide / [by] Ian Evans
From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc 1 Civic Drive Kew Victoria
- 160 p. : ill. (some col. ) ; 29 cm.
- architecture -- domestic -- australia -- conservation and restoration, interior decoration -- australia
- "Federation is the name given to a particular style of house built in Australia between about 1890 and 1920. Red brick walls and orange tiled roofing, decorated with ridging and chimney pots of terracotta, were among the noticeable characteristics of the majority of houses in this style. But a closer look reveals buildings that display the most extraordinary expression of developing national pride." "This book blends the story of these remarkable buildings with a wealth of information on their restoration and conservation. Shrewd practical advice on restoration techniques from Australia's best-known writer on old houses, together with a comprehensive directory of suppliers which lists all of the services and materials necessary, combine to form an essential guide for every owner of a Federation-style house."--Back cover.
- Ex Library book
- 7 Jul 2020 at 8:24AM