Author(s): Megan Martin; Scott Carlin
Augusto Lorenzini arrived in Sydney from Italy in 1883 and quickly established himself as an esteemed artist decorator. In 1995 a collection of Lorenzini's designs and templates for elaborate classical interiors was recovered from a locked trunk at the sale of a deceased estate. It included schemes for houses, banks, restaurants, cafes, churches, Sydney's Town Hall and Melbourne's Exhibition Building. AUGUSTO LORENZINI is a richly illustrated account of Lorenzini's life and work. Original research undertaken by the Historic Houses Trust accompanied by sumptuous illustrations unravel the story of this intriguing character and his unique contribution to the development of Australia's early decorative arts industry.
Secondhand hardcover, slim volume. Very good condition.