Curiously enough, there has never been an accessible guide to the exceptional architecture of the world’s most liveable city. And certainly not a guide you can take with you as you wander Melbourne’s streets and pathways. The Footpath Guides explore the buildings that make a city like Melbourne what it is today: an eclectic mixture of eras, style and design that creates its essential character and living environment.
Footpath Guides feature clear maps, concise descriptions and accurate illustrations, showcasing notable examples from each architectural era, spanning the 1850s to the 1970s. The Guides are playful, timeless and informative. Meticulously designed in the graphic style of the era, mixing vintage patterns, retro fonts, clashing colours and abstraction. Produced as 3 separate titles each containing 90+ pages, Footpath Guides to Melbourne is a homage to the places we love, one great building at a time.
Showcases examples of Melbourne’s ‘International Style’ displaying the clean, unadorned design espoused by the Swiss modernist Le Corbusier and his contemporaries at the Bauhaus school.
MELBOURNE JOSEPH REED
Celebrating 15 of our finest 19th century buildings, reflecting Melbourne’s dramatic increase in size and wealth in the late 1800s. Designed by Joseph Reed, one of Australia’s most influential Victorian-era architects.
MELBOURNE ST KILDA
An exploration of the eclectic style of the playful beachside suburb, ranging from Edwardian and Victorian mansions, Art Deco and Spanish Mission apartments, through to Mid-Century Modern flats.