Melbourne Secrets

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-01-18
  • Publisher: Images
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  • Richly illustrated guide, with a comprehensive look at the latest in the historic and contemporary architecture of Melbourne, including historic buildings, streetscapes, art and sculpture, gardens and public landscapes, cultural spaces and contemporary, and designer outlets
  • Will appeal to the tourism market, architecture buffs, foodies, fashionistas, urban aesthetes, art aficionados, armchair travelers
  • Showcases a variety of projects that will hold wide-ranging appeal, including designer fashion ateliers, sumptuous interiors of boutique hotels, innovative art studios, galleries, as well as unique retail outlets, cosmopolitan foodie hotspots, from trendy cafés to high-end restaurants
Melbourneis a stately European-style city that emanates elegance and charm. The city'slaneways are filled with surprises, and the generous parklands and wideboulevards make for an enjoyable afternoon stroll. The city's vibrant caféculture and sartorial splendour add to this European sensibility. By exploringMelbourne's bustling streets and laneways you will encounter a richarchitectural legacy and extraordinary contemporary artistic flair. There arealso gems hidden in the basement of a building, or via a flight of stairsleading above the street. Make sure you look up, too, as some of theinteresting decor is way above eye level.
Capturingthe essence of Melbourne is a challenge. Many of the city's unique places aredifficult to find, often discovered by word of mouth or simply by getting lost.Rather than try and list every great place and every 'local', this book focuseson a few of the most fascinating areas and their attractions. Melbourne Secretstempts the reader with a taste of the delights this capital has to offer,through lavish photography and insightful suggestions.
This booktrails two very successful books in the series, Paris Secrets and Rome Secrets.This latest volume is a modern guide for the urban aesthete - it's perfect forthose who are already in love with Melbourne, or those planning a memorablefirst visit - it is both a beautifully illustrated travel resource and a loveletter to the city that captures Melbourne's unique history and atmosphere inspectacular detail.

Author Biography

Stephen Crafti began his career as a town planner, but turned to writing on architecture and design in 1991, following his purchase of a modernist 1950s architect-designed home. He began writing on post-war architecture and design for newspapers and design magazines before branching out to write on all aspects of contemporary design, including furniture, fashion and the decorative arts. As well as books, Crafti also writes for several of Australia's leading design magazines including Indesign, Vogue Living Australia as well as writing on fashion for Men's Style Magazine. He also contributes to Wallpaper magazine. Crafti also has a weekly column with the Australian Financial Review.

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