Architects Bookshop #3: Karen McCartney
Launch of the Iconic: Modern Australian Houses 1950-2000 by Karen McCartney
This book showcases, in a fresh, new and collectible edition, the best residential projects from the previously published works 50/60/70 and 70/80/90 and which formed successful exhibitions shown at the Museum of Sydney. Completely redesigned in a new format, with revised introduction, this classic will find audiences both new to and familiar with the gems of Australian modernist architecture. Featuring houses from: Harry Seidler, Peter Muller, Roy Grounds, Peter McIntyre, Russell Jack, Robin Boyd, McGlashan Everist, Enrico Taglietti, Neville Gruzman, Bruce Rickard, Hugh Buhrich, Ian McKay, Iwan Iwanoff, Ian Collins, Richard Leplastrier, Glenn Murcott, Barrie Marshall, Ken Woolley, Lovell Chen, Wood Marsh, Andresen O'Gorman, Durbach Block, Sean Godsell, Stutchbury and Harper, and Donovan Hill.
'Karen McCartney's Iconic Australian Houses books are re-imagined so cleverly in this freshly redesigned, encyclopaedic book, which brings together in one volume the best of 50 years of Australian residential architecture.' Lucy Feagins - The Design Files
Karen McCartney is best known for her work in the world of interiors, architecture and design. In Australia she was editor of both Marie Claire lifestyle and launch editor of Inside Out, a magazine she ran for ten years. In tandem, Karen has written several architecture books, including the bestselling Iconic Australian Houses 50/60/70 and Iconic Australian Houses 70/80/90, which have been translated into successful exhibitions shown at the Museum of Sydney. In 2015 she launched Perfect Imperfect, which also formed the basis for a curated exhibition at the Nishi Gallery in collaboration with Hotel Hotel, Canberra. Karen is architecture editor of Belle magazine, where she profiles Australian architects and has produced 21 Australian Architects; breaking new ground. She has a weekly design and architecture column in Good Weekend. Through her branding agency she works with high profile architects, interior designer and retailers.
The Architect's Bookshop is a design focused bookshop carrying all manner of books devoted to architecture, interiors, landscape and urban design. The team at the store are passionate about hunting down new titles and exposing Sydney to new practices and practice. We all know opening a bookshop isn't about making money. It's about making an investment in the community and ensuring we have a resource that will help influence our ideas and showcase the incredible work of Australian architects and designers.