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Historic Preservation

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  • The Country Blacksmithby David L. McDougall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    The blacksmith was once crucial to village life, whether commissioned for the humblest repair, the most luxurious ironwork or even the odd anvil marriage. Occupying prime position in the village, the forge attracted custom from miles around and was a hive of industry and social interaction. David L. McDougall here describes the varied work blacksmiths... more...

  • Roof Construction and Repairby E Molloy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Written by a traditional roofer during the Second World War, this reprint of the 1945 edition presents useful step by step guidance on the right techniques for laying and repairing roofs. It highlights the options for repairing damage rather than stripping and relaying the roof. The first four chapters describe the timber construction of roofs covering... more...

  • A Graveyard Preservation Primerby Lynette Strangstad

    AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 40.99

    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...

  • 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. 430 photos and over 250 line illustrations depict 130 structures in New York and other American cities, designed by celebrated firm. more...

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

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 17.95

    Originally published in 1883, this now-rare book features 20 color plates illustrating directions for mixing primary and secondary colors to achieve olive, russet, citrine, sage, and other mellow tones of the era. 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...

  • Historic Wooden Architecture in Europe and Russiaby Evgeny Khodakovsky; Siri Skjold Lexau

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 112.00

    This reference book explains the current state of research on contemporary methods and procedures for dealing with historic timber structures. It summarizes the results of a buildings researchers' conference in late 2014 in Prague, which was dedicated to the three main aspects essential to dealing with historic timber structures: construction,... more...

  • Reinventing Brantfordby Leo Groarke

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 9.99

    In Reinventing Brantford , Leo Groarke revisits the grandeur of Brantfords past, explores its economic collapse, and tells the story of the arrival of Wilfred Laurier University, its early struggles, its commitment to historic restoration, and its ultimate success as a catalyst for urban renewal. more...

  • Old & Newby Frank Peter Jäger

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 112.00

    Old and New provides a comprehensive overview of intelligent approaches for working with existing building stock. Presented in this volume are everyday projects such as the revitalizing of structures from the 1950s to the 1970s but also more specialized examples. Including essays on technical aspects such as improving energy efficiency... more...

  • Contested and Shared Places of Memoryby Jorg Hackmann; Marko Lehti

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The Baltic?Russian debates on the past have become a hot spot of European memory politics. Violent protests and international tensions accompanying the removal of the "Bronze Soldier" monument, which commemorated the Soviet liberation of Tallinn in 1944, from the city centre in April 2007 have demonstrated the political impact that contested sites... more...