The Federation House: Australia's Own Style

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Weldon, 1986 - Architecture, Domestic - 127 pages
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"Federation-style housing is a unique and fascinating period of Australia's architectural history. Distinctive features of the Federation style are high-pitched roofs, forming a picturesque composition of great complexity, which incorporated gables, chimneys and verandahs. The timber woodwork of verandahs and archways and leadlights of casement windows reveal the influence of Art Nouveau, but with nationalistic overtones. Rusticated sandstone blocks form a rugged base tying the house to its landscaped garden."--BOOK JACKET.

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This book describes the Australian Federation architectural style (1901-1915), its history and influences. I have such a house (built in 1910) so I had an interest. Federation style is called ... Read full review


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