Authors: Philip Thalis and Peter John Cantrill
Title: Public Sydney: Drawing the City
Co-Publishers: Historic House Trust of NSW and the University of NSW
Condition of Dust Jacket: Very Good. Light shelf wear and markings, disc of light yellow discolouration on top-right front of dust jacket; green scuff like pencil mark on spine over "Thalis" with bump in paper just below it (see photos).
Condition of book: Excellent. Cream cloth boards clean and unbumped. Text block clean and tight (see photos).
By means of exquisite scale drawings, Public Sydney describes and celebrates the public buildings, rooms, and spaces of central Sydney, Australia’s founding metropolis.
It presents almost 100 of the city’s most important public spaces in plan, cross-section, and elevation, supported by images, and provides an overview of their evolution. Accompanying essays from leading architects, landscape architects, historians, and academics, offer keen insights into the city’s underlying geography, urban character, and most recognisable and well-loved public elements.
Representing over a decade of effort, research, and recordings, this book comprehensively illuminates Australia’s oldest city. For anyone with an interest in Sydney, or cities in general – particularly architects, landscape architects, urbanists, planners, engineers, historians, and administrators – Public Sydney offers a deep appreciation of the making of the city over time, and will be both an indispensable resource and continuing inspiration.