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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • English Leadworkby Lawrence Weaver

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 105.00

    Lawrence Weaver's design reference work appeared in 1909, and is now available from Donhead in this re-printed facsimile edition. It describes and documents many examples of decorative leadwork, which being durable and attractive lends itself in its simplicity to a multitude of forms. Whilst examining in detail the history and workmanship to be found... more...

  • The Art of the Plastererby George Bankart

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 110.00

    George Bankart first wrote The Art of the Plasterer in 1908. It was then re-issued, with amendments, a few years later. Now available from Donhead as a facsimile edition, this impressive, well illustrated volume offers an artistic interpretation of the way plaster was used in response to stylistic changes. Bankart was an architect inspired by the... more...

  • Masonry, Bricklaying and Plasteringby Robert Scott Burn

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 115.00

    Robert Scott Burn wrote this book in 1871 at a time of great developments in science, industry and exploration, and when materials for engineering and building were constantly being improved and replaced. It offers, therefore, a useful coverage of both traditional techniques and materials such as stone, brick and pise, but also examines the developments... more...

  • Geometry of Construction: For Builders, Architects, Engineersby T.B. Nichols; Norman Keep

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 50.00

    Geometry of Construction  has long been acknowledged as the most concise and instructive guide to the technical geometry of the construction industry, and a vital resource for students in architecture, carpentry, stonemasonry and engineering. Beginning with the very basics of technical drawing, it provides a series of increasingly complex exercises... more...

  • Decorative Plasterwork in Great Britainby Geoffrey Beard; Jeff Orton; Richard Ireland

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.00

    Decorative plasterwork was created by skilled craftsmen, and for over four hundred years it has been an essential part of the interior decoration of the British country house. In this detailed and comprehensive study, Geoffrey Beard has created a book that will delight the eye and inform the interested reader. For those who have sometimes been puzzled... more...