Sydney: Flannel Flower Press, 1985. Second Printing. Oversized Paperback. Oblong small quarto, pp. 108, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs, and a color paint chart. Signed by previous owner on front endpaper. A six-page article clipped from "Fine Homebuilding" (Apr/May 1989) laid in, titled "Two Hundred Years of the Australian Verandah" by Brooks Heard. As New. Item #19401
This book solves one of the most difficult restoration problems of the present time. Written by three experts on restoration, this book contains 42 exterior schemes plus 24 room schemes and is illustrated by sketches by Ian Stapleton of types of houses built in Australia between 1820 and 1930. Both the colours and the manner in which they are used are completely authentic. Historical accuracy has also been an important factor in the choice of stencils and wallpapers.