ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- From the author of the fabulous Sydney Art Deco comes this excellent locality guide. Designed as a walking guide to the precinct, it showcases the architectural heritage of the 1920s-30s up to the 60s, but also mentions some of the surviving Victorian villas and terraces of the area. Detailed directions show the flaneur where to see the finest examples and the hidden gems, accompanied with architectural notes and interesting tidbits of information. It is thoroughly well illustrated with the author's photographs, but also the occasional historic illustration, so it makes a fine introductory reference book as well as a useful and practical walking guide. The perfect companion to enhance your viewing pleasure (or to plan for when lockdown ends!) Lindy
The tiny 1 sq km precinct of Potts Point & Elizabeth Bay is a national treasure containing the best collection of some 100 Art Deco (1930s and 40s) & Modernist (1960s) apartment blocks in Australia.
This book provides a self-guided 2-3 hour tour of this landmark area which was Sydney's first exclusive suburb. It still retains remnants of its 19th century glory with some nine colonial mansions, but is even more distinctive because of its 20th century Art Deco and Modernist built heritage.
Important Australian architects are represented with five beautiful Art Deco buildings by Emil Sodersten and five Modernist gems by Harry Seidler.
Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay is sited only 2 kms from the city on the harbour with beautiful parks and views. It has a village ambience and contains some of the best restaurants in Sydney