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Historic Preservation

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  • Clay Lancaster's Kentuckyby James D. Birchfield

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    With a Foreword by Roger W. Moss Although Clay Lancaster (1917-2000) established himself as an expert on New York brownstones and California bungalows, the nationally known architectural historian also spent four decades photographing architecture in his native Kentucky. Lancaster had no flash bulb, no tripod, no close-up or wide-angle lenses, but... more...

  • Preserving Washington Historyby Chuck Wagner; Sheila Wagner; Knight Kiplinger

    Hamilton Books 2014; US$ 44.99

    This book documents the beauty and variety of the buildings of Washington, DC, through hundreds of beautiful color photographs, most taken by Chuck Wagner, Wagner Roofing's current CEO, and demonstrates the key role the company has played in maintaining these landmarks for new generations of residents of and visitors to our nation's capital. ... more...

  • Country Houses of Tasmaniaby Alice Bennett; Georgia Warner

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 36.35

    A glorious pictorial celebration of Tasmania's finest private residences. more...

  • John Nolen and the Metropolitan Landscapeby Jody Beck

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    "A model city, the hope of democracy" ? John Nolen on his suggested plans for Madison, Wisconsin This book connects John Nolen's political and social visions with his design proposals by analyzing his extensive writings, personal correspondence and some of his most significant works.  While John Nolen is best known as a city planner, he trained... more...

  • The Hidden White Houseby Robert Klara

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Critically acclaimed author Robert Klara leads readers through an unmatched tale of political ambition and technical skill: the Truman administration's controversial rebuilding of the White House. In 1948, President Harry Truman, enjoying a bath on the White House's second floor, almost plunged through the ceiling of the Blue Room into a tea party... more...

  • Mortars and Cementsby L.J. Vicat; J. Hawkesworth; J. T. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.00

    L. J. Vicat's investigations into the nature and use of limes first appeared in this English language edition in 1837 translated by Captain J. T. Smith, with the inclusion of extensive notes on developments in England at that time. Vicat's work is of immense interest and importance as it critically reviews the practices of time, sifting the good ones... more...

  • Green Building and Remodeling For Dummies, Mini Editionby Eric Corey Freed

    Wiley 2010; US$ 0.79

    Your hands-on, practical guide to the materials and construction methods of green building Want to build responsibly and help preserve the environment? This friendly, step-by-step guide introduces you to key facets of green building and remodeling, from looking at long-term costs to working with green professionals to reducing energy and water use.... more...

  • Historic Preservation and the Livable Cityby Eric W. Allison; Lauren Peters

    Wiley 2010; US$ 80.00

    For both the preservation professional and urban planner, this book shows how preservation is a key to the creation of livable cities. The author Eric Allison, the founder and coordinated of the graduate historic preservation program at Pratt Institute in New York City, offers tools and case studies that preservationists and planners can learn from... more...

  • Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americasby John H. Stubbs; Makaš; Emily G.; Mounir Bouchenaki

    Wiley 2011; US$ 120.00

    “From such well-known and long-vexed sites as the AthenianAcropolis to more contemporary locales like the Space Age Modernistcapital city of Brasília, the conflicting and not alwaysneatly resolvable forces that bear upon preservation are addressedas clearly and thoughtfully as the general reader could hopefor.”— New York Review... more...

  • Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures VIIIby C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2011; US$ 298.00

    This book contains papers presented at the Eighth International Conference on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology.The problem of protecting the built environment in earthquake-prone regions of the world involves not only the optimal design and construction of new facilities, but also the upgrading... more...