Chloë  at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale curated by David Chipperfield, one of her favourite architects.
  • Influences.
    A curation by Chloë McCarthy of Room on Fire

    • Chloë McCarthy, Interior Designer and the creative mind behind Sydney-based design studio Room On Fire shares some of her favourite books on architecture, Interior spaces, design, and art.

  • Vincent Van Duysen, Works 2009–2018

    Published by Thames & Husdon.

    Thirty of the Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen’s most recent works produced over the past decade are included in this second monograph captured by renowned photographers Hélène Binet and François Halard. The buildings featured include an array of elegant residences in Europe, New York, Paris and The Hamptons, as well as larger-scale commercial and public projects.


  • Robert Ryman

    Published by Phaidon.

    A comprehensive monograph on the artist whose abstract 'white' paintings have inspired generations. A much-revered figure in the art world, Robert Ryman, continuously and methodically experimented with the different possibilities inherent within a painting - abolishing colour in order to focus on material, brushstroke, support, and scale.


  • David Chipperfield, Architects

    Published by Buchhandlung Walther König in collaboration with Thames & Hudson.

    A comprehensive new monograph of the collective works of David Chipperfield Architects London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai. The 390-page volume presents over 60 projects, covering work from the early years up to present day, including residential, commercial and cultural projects.


  • Dieter Rams, As Little Design As Possible

    Published by Phaidon.

    The definitive monograph on seminal German industrial designer Dieter Rams’ life, work and ideas. For more than 50 years, Rams made an indelible mark on product design, predominantly at German electronics company Braun and British furniture company Vitsœ with a focus on function over form and creating products that would last a lifetime. Designers
    today still often reference his ‘10 Principles of Good Design’.

  • Agnes Martin
    Paintings, Writings, Remembrances

    By Arne Glimcher, published by Phaidon.

    The first and only complete career retrospective publication of the visionary Canadian-born American painter, Agnes Martin known for her serene paintings composed of grids and stripes. Martin thought of her works as studies in the pursuit of perfection.


  • Donald Judd, Furniture Retrospective

    Published by Art Pub Inc.

    Produced by the Boymans Museum in Rotterdam in 1993, this now rare book contains 134 beautiful pages designed by 8vo in London accompanied by Judd’s own text.

  • John Pawson, Anatomy of Minimum

    Published by Phaidon – to be released end of September 2019.

    This soon to be released monograph will showcase the defining elements and architectural anatomy at the very heart of Pawson's work. It groups a selection of the celebrated minimalist’s recent works into domestic projects, including Pawson’s own house in rural England; extended sacred spaces; and repurposed structures, such as London's Design Museum. Throughout its pages, this book explores Pawson's unique approach to proportion and light and his precise language of windows, doors, and walls.


  • Ilse Crawford
    A Frame for Life, The Designs of StudioIlse

    Published by Rizzoli New York.

    Renowned British designer Ilse Crawford showcases her body of influential, holistic work for the first time, articulating her ideas for design and living based around the philosophy of putting the human being at the center.

  • Neutra, Complete Works

    Published by Taschen.

    Indoor-outdoor flow meets clean, crisp modernism in the structures of Austrian-American Richard Neutra, master of postwar architecture whose cool, sleek style synthesized technology with nature. This monograph compiles his complete works—nearly 300 private homes, schools, and public buildings—illustrated by over 1,000 photographs, including those of Julius Shulman.


  • Joseph Dirand, Interior

    Published by Rizzoli New York.

    The first monograph on French architect Joseph Driand, renowned for designing interiors that combine minimalism with classic French style. This book focuses primarily on Dirand’s residential interior design work in Paris and New York, while also featuring some of his acclaimed designs for the interiors of hotels, restaurants, and fashion houses worldwide.

  • El Croquis Magazine


    El Croquis, one of most prestigious architectural publications in the world, presents the most important designs and works of architecture in detailed bimonthly monographs that analyse the work of the most outstanding architects on the international scene. Pictured are a few favourite issues.


  • Karen McCartney, Iconic Australian Houses 50/60/70,
    Three Decades Of Domestic Architecture

    Published by Murdoch Books.

    From the 1950s to the 1970s, the work of Lloyd Wright, Gropius and Mies Van Der Rohe strongly influenced a generation of young Australian architects, who adopted modernist principles in their work. Australian design expert Karen McCartney presents 15 significant examples of homes from this period, each designed by a different architect, that combine outstanding architectural principles and authentic interior decor.

  • Studio KO

    Published by Rizzoli New York.

    A debut monograph on the highly sought-after French architecture duo renowned for a signature aesthetic infused with clean lines and raw minimalism. Founded by French architects Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty in 2000, Studio KO has quickly secured its status in the world of architectural design. A refreshing modernist aesthetic imbued with subtle references to history and culture defines their work. While Marty and Fournier are best known for their minimalist villas set in awe-inspiring landscapes, recent commissions also include restaurants, boutiques, and hotels across New York, Paris, and London.


  • Mies

    Published by Phaidon.

    The most definitive monograph ever published on a modern master of architecture Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969). This hefty volume is the result of tens years of research by Author Detlef Mertins into one of the twentieth century's most influential architects.


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