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Historic Preservation

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  • A Graveyard Preservation Primerby Lynette Strangstad

    AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 37.99

    A Graveyard Preservation Primer has proven itself to be a time-tested resource for many who are seeking information regarding the protection and preservation of historic graveyards This fresh, updated edition has new information regarding project planning, documentation, research, landscaping, archaeology, current conservation treatments, public... more...

  • Authentic Color Schemes for Victorian Housesby E. K. Rossiter; F. A. Wright

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 17.95

    This rare book invited homeowners of the Victorian era to eschew "white houses with green blinds" and join in the revolutionary trend towards colorful houses. They explain clearly how to mix primary and secondary colors to achieve such popular, mellow tones of the period as olive, russet, citrine, buff, plum, and sage. 20 color plates. more...

  • The Architecture of McKim, Mead & White in Photographs, Plans and Elevationsby Mead & McKim White

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 27.00

    First one-volume paperback edition of one of the most important documents in American architecture. Depicted are over 130 structures ? the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pierpont Morgan Library, Tiffany & Company, and the original Penn Station, among others, in New York, as well as many important landmarks in other cities. 435 photographs, over 250 line... more...

  • Fences, Gates and Garden Housesby Carl F. Schmidt

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95

    A wealth of measured drawings and photographs depict wood fences, gates, and small garden houses of New England. Portrays several items from the 1770s to the 1820s, many of which no longer exist. more...

  • Conservation of Historic Brick Structuresby Norbert Baer; Fitz Livingstone

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 90.00

    Despite the widespread use of brick construction throughout the world, there has been no major investigation into its deterioration and durability. This book provides the results of a major international study led by West Germany which examines the causes of decay in addition to the treatment and methods of conserving brickwork and historic mortars.... more...

  • Brickwork: History, Technology and Practice: v.2by Gerard C.J. Lynch

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 55.00

    This series of books offers an in depth guide to all aspects of brickwork and bricklaying practice. Gerard Lynch, author of the guide to "Guaged Brickwork", has put together these comprehensive and instructive volumes, linking past knowledge and practices with modern skills and materials, so that both can be fully examined and understood. At a time... more...

  • Cleaning Historic Buildings: v. 2by Nicola Ashurst

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.00

    What happens to the fabric of a historic building if it is not cleaned? What is soiling, how does it affect the building? What cleaning methods should be used? This second of a comprehensive two-volume guide addresses these important and controversial questions, along with many others, and offers practical guidance on appropriate cleaning techniques,... more...

  • Heritage and Identityby J.M. Fladmark; Thor Heyerdahl

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.00

    Was the shaping of nation states in Northern Europe governed by military might, or by Christian and democratic ideals? How has trade and cross-cultural exchange between Scandinavia and the British Isles shaped our historic identities, and what about the impact of global politics and marketing in recent times? These are some of the questions explored... more...

  • Roof Slating and Tilingby Frank Bennett; Alfred Pinion

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.00

    This facsimile edition of Bennett and Pinion's classic work, first published in 1935, provides an invaluable source of information on all aspects of the slating and tiling industry. It examines the various types of roof coverings that were traditionally used, such as slates, clay tiles and shingles, and includes basic aspects such as sorting and holding... more...

  • Structural Repair of Traditional Buildingsby PEB Robson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.00

    This book will be of interest to everyone involved in the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of traditional buildings. Its purpose is to promote the successful structural repair of masonry, timber and unfired earth. The book begins by explaining how traditional structures work and how they are affected by the behaviour of the soil that supports... more...