Australia's Iron Lace (Paperback)Brian Turner (author)
Paperback Published: 01/11/1996
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'This delightful book sets out to explore our rich heritage of decorative cast iron and to portray it in all its exuberance...The author's extensive research reveals the fascinating story behind its beginnings, its flowering, its near extinction and its renaissance.' National Trust News Within a few decades of the First Fleet's arrival, colonial Australia began its love affair with domestic cast iron. By the 1860s local manufacturers supplied the bulk of the demand and the Victorian-era mania for iron lace was well under way. However, less than 40 years ago, decorative cast iron, one of our urban glories, was being torn down around Australia or being left to rust through neglect. Its remarkable renaissance began in the 1960s with the revival of interest in Australia's architectural heritage and the love affair continues today almost 100 years after its fall from grace. For seven years, Brian Turner travelled the length and breadth of Australia in search of the cast iron decoration that adorned terrace houses, country pubs, homesteads and stores. With over 200 illustrations, this updated edition of Australia's Iron Lace prov
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions: 286 x 213 mm
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