Art and Design Back to all Stories Architecture Art and Design Behind the Scenes The Iron Churchby Geoff BarkerFor over 50 years, the site next to the New South Wales Parliament on Macquarie Street was occupied by one of the Colony's more unusual pieces of architecture. Art and Design Biography History Douglas Snelling: Pan-Pacific modernistby Davina JacksonStylish and talented architect-designer Douglas Snelling introduced modern American living styles to aspirational Sydneysiders after the Second World War. Art and Design History How Australia buildsby Margot RileyThe recently digitised Building magazine is a trove of information about twentieth century construction. Drawings and paintings Art and Design Exhibition Literature The Magic Puddingby Sarah MorleyIn October 1918 Angus & Robertson published what would become one of Australia’s best known children’s stories: The Magic Pudding. Aboriginal Art and Design History Toulgraby Ronald BriggsAn 1802 portrait of a young Eora man, by French artist Nicolas-Martin Petit, is remarkable for its attention to detail. Art and Design Biography Exhibition History Eternally yoursby Margot RileyBuried deep down in the cool darkness of the Library’s framed picture store hangs a beautiful portrait of the young Mrs F O’Brien. It was painted in mid-1841 by naval surgeon-turned artist Maurice Felton from a death mask. Art and Design Exploration A French sailor-artist on the South Seasby Anna CorkhillAn enquiry from France brings to light a gem of nineteenth century travel illustration. Graphic design Art and Design History Natural World River dreamsby Ian TyrrellBold plans to transform the Cooks River in Sydney are reflected in the Library's collection. Art and Design History The Sydney Cove Medallionby Emma Butler-NixonAn interest by British arrivals in the quality of Sydney clay led to the making of the Sydney Cove Medallion by noted English ceramicist, Josiah Wedgwood.