Florence Broadhurst

Her Secret and Extraordinary Lives

Author: Helen O'Neill

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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With stunning full-page prints of Florence Broadhurst's distinctive fabric and wallpaper designs, together with gorgeous photographs of interiors from around the world, this deluxe edition of Helen O'Neill's award-winning book is a must-have for lovers of design In a volume as captivating as its subject, Florence Broadhurst paints an unforgettable portrait of a woman ahead of her time. To this day, mystery shrouds her myriad personae of starlet, couturier, and painter?as well as her unsolved murder. One thing is certain, however?Broadhurst's place in the history of interior decor. She created more than 800 hugely popular designs that defined the swinging sixties. Recognized worldwide for her groundbreaking wallpaper patterns, this enigmatic Australian left behind a trove of exquisite work, brilliantly displayed here in this authorized biography. Her extraordinary life led to a tragic end, when on October 16, 1977, the design icon was found murdered in her Paddington wallpaper showroom. This amazing package showcases more than 100 of her never-before-published patterns and popular prints such as those owned by Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, and Carly Simon, alongside a fascinating murder mystery.

A Life By Design

The art and lives of Florence Broadhurst

Author: Siobhan O'Brien

Publisher: Allen & Unwin


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 113

Late in the afternoon of 16 October 1977, seventy-eight year-old Florence Broadhurst was brutally murdered. Her killer was never found. The mystery surrounding Florence's death is in keeping with the elegant artifice of her life. Born in rural Australia, Florence soon decided Queensland was too small a stage. She travelled the world, changing her name and business as she went--a performing arts academy in Shanghai, a fashion salon in London and a husband or two until finally, in 1949, she returned to Australia. This time Broadhurst claimed to be an English woman escaping post-war London for the sunshine of the 'promised land'. 1959 saw her drawing on images she had gathered from her travels to create a flourishing business, Australian (Hand Printed) Wallpapers. By the time of her death Florence Broadhurst was a successful socialite--and a wealthy woman. But who was she, this generous, ferociously autocratic and evasive woman? In A Life by Design we get a glimpse of the woman behind the hand-printed brocades and mysterious life.

Florence Broadhurst : Her Secret and Extraordinary Lives

Author: Helen O'Neill

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 353

View: 854

Re-released with a stunning new cover, Florence Broadhurst is back. Using Broadhurst's iconic Turnabouts pattern, O'neill's award-winning book has been revamped with another an eye-catching design. Florence Broadhurst was born in 1899 to a farming family in Mount Perry, the isolated heart of rural Queensland. At the age of 15, she wrotean article for her small country school that reads like a mission statement. "I am resolved to do great things", she said. "My name may not bespoken by people of the future, my fame may not be lauded, but ... I shall do great things." By 19, she.

Occupation: ruin, repudiation, revolution

constructed space conceptualized

Author: Lynn Churchill

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Architecture

Page: 214

View: 701

Bringing together an international range of contributors from the fields of practice, theory and history, this book takes a fresh look at occupation. It argues that occupation is a prospect that begins with ruin--a residue from the past, an implied or even a resounding presence of something previous that holds the potential for transformation. This prospect invites us to repudiate, re-imagine and re-define lived space, thereby asserting occupation as an act of revolution. Authors drawn from the fields of architecture, urbanism, interior architecture, dance dramaturgy, art history, design and visual arts, cultural studies and media studies provide a unique, holistic view of occupation, examining topics such as: the authority of architecture; architecture as an act of revolution; women in hypersexual space; occupation as a serialized act of ruin; and the definition of space as repudiation. They discuss how acts that re-invent territory and/or shift boundaries--psychological, social and physical--affect identity and demonstrate possession. This theme of occupation is significant and topical at a time of radical flux, generated by the proliferation of hypermedia, and also by the dramatically shifting environmental, political and economic context of this era. The book concludes by asserting that it is through occupation (private and public: real, virtual, remembered, re-invented) that we appear or disappear as the individual or collective self, because the spaces we construct assert particular agendas which we may either contest or live in accord with.

Tea with Bea

Recipes from Bea's of Bloomsbury

Author: Bea Vo

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small


Category: Cooking

Page: 144

View: 528

Bea's of Bloomsbury has been offering mouth-watering teatime treats in the heart of London since 2008. Every day the layer cakes, meringues and tiers of cupcakes in the shop window entice passers-by. Now you can enjoy Tea with Bea in your own home with these easy-to-follow recipes. Cookies & bars are made to enjoy with a cup of tea. Be it lavender shortbread or double chocolate chip cookies, there's something here to fill the tins. Imagine afternoon tea and what spring to mind are Scones & Small Cakes. Bea provides the ultimate scone recipe and other sweet fingerfood, such as French macarons. When teatime calls for something special, turn to the Tarts chapter. With recipes for two types of dough, and golden whisky pecan custard pie and key lime pie, you won't be stuck for ideas. Bea's key to cake success is a handful of failsafe recipes that she can always rely on. The Cake chapter is devoted to staple recipes which can be embellished or layered to create the dazzling ideas in the Special Cakes chapter. And when only a Cheesecake will do, you'll find plenty of choice here - from the simple to the sublime.Bea Vo is a chef and the owner of Bea's of Bloomsbury. Born in the Washington D.C. area, she first discovered her love of pastry at the age of seven when she managed to get flour on the ceiling. Upon graduating in Science and Technology at Cornell University, she immediately threw herself into cuisine. She trained at Le Cordon Bleu and opened Bea's of Bloomsbury in 2008, with branches in London's literary Bloomsbury, the City of London and Chelsea.

Australian Murder Victims

Michael Loch McGurk, Fred Swift, Darwiche-Razzak-Fahda Family Conflict, Murder of Caroline Byrne, Christopher Dale Flannery, Backpacker Murders, Victor Chang, Sallie-Anne Huckstepp, Murder of Anita Cobby, Florence Broadhurst

Author: Books Llc

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series


Category: Social Science

Page: 40

View: 339

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 39. Chapters: Michael Loch McGurk, Fred Swift, Darwiche-Razzak-Fahda family conflict, Murder of Caroline Byrne, Christopher Dale Flannery, Backpacker Murders, Victor Chang, Sallie-Anne Huckstepp, Murder of Anita Cobby, Florence Broadhurst, Donald Mackay, Claude Tozer, Revel Cooper, Matthew James Harris, Linda Agostini, Jason Moran, Janelle Patton, Murder of Keith William Allan, Lewis Moran, Alphonse Gangitano, Horatio Wills, Jane Thurgood-Dove, Victor Peirce, Gordon Hamilton-Fairley, Harry Burton, The Body in the Sports Bag murder, Hyman Goldstein, Frederick McDonald, Colin Ridgway, Lois Roberts, Vince Cervi, James Scobie, Mark Moran, Ramzi Aouad, Murder of Zhongjun Cao, Frank Arkell, Shirley Finn, Crime in Newcastle. Excerpt: Michael Loch McGurk (born 1958 - died 3 September 2009), an Australian businessman, was murdered by a single gun shot to his head outside his Cremorne, Sydney family home. Police are currently investigating the crime and have made several arrests. McGurk, born as Mick Rushford, in Glasgow, Scotland, was raised in the Gorbals notorious slum area by his grandmother and brothers; although some media reports claim that Rushford was raised in Edinburgh. Rushford travelled to Australia in 1993 where he began working with ECC Lighting, in inner Sydney. Whilst employed at ECC, Customs officers found out that Rushford had overstayed his temporary visa. Served with a deportation notice, Rushford left Australia, travelling to New Zealand, via Fiji, and returned with a new passport and new identity as Michael Loch McGurk, altering his birth date from 1958 to 1964. McGurk reportedly fell out of favour with his employer when he allegedly substituted cheap lights for quality fittings for a project at a five-star hotel. He moved on to property development, working for Terrace Towers, a company owned by John Saunders, a for...

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

Sixth Edition

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Knopf


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1168

View: 544

For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island book” of art critic David Sylvester, not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone). This new edition updates the older entries and adds 30 new ones: Darren Aronofsky, Emmanuelle Beart, Jerry Bruckheimer, Larry Clark, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Curtis, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Michael Gambon, Christopher Guest, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Laura Linney, Tobey Maguire, Michael Moore, Samantha Morton, Mike Myers, Christopher Nolan, Dennis Price, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, Lew Wasserman, Naomi Watts, and Ray Winstone. In all, the book includes more than 1300 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new “musts,” Thomson has added key figures from film history–lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as “a work of imagination in its own right.” Now better than ever–a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called “the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.”

Sense of Style Colour

Author: Shannon Fricke

Publisher: Allen & Unwin


Category: Color in interior decoration

Page: 159

View: 971

Sense of Style: Colour is a how-to book wit