Wal Murray + Alan Croker
Not since William Hardy Wilson who, almost 100 years ago, made measured drawings of architectural details of colonial buildings, has such a book been attempted. But now, with the help of modern technology and the skill with which the late Wal Murray used computer drawing programs, the book Traditional Joinery goes one step further to record the most meticulous and minute details of 19 Sydney area houses. These cover all strata of society from the elegant Early Colonial Regency style of Lyndhurst at Glebe to the working class terrace houses of Susannah Place in The Rocks.
The scholarship of this book is breathtaking. In addition, the clear, unambiguous text gives vital background on technology, materials and changes in styles and moulding profiles, plus guidelines for conservation and repair.
Until now, there has been no readily accessible source of detailed and accurate drawings of traditional joinery for those in need of it.
Fortunately Traditional Joinery is here to fill that gap. It is a classic in the making and will be indispensable to all conservators as well as to those wanting to preserve old houses and to anyone who is interested in joinery design and its evolution.
measured drawings + guidelines for conservation
a landmark publication
ISBN: 0 949284 71 8
310mm x 230mm
$75.00 inc GST