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Historic Preservation

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  • The Hidden White Houseby Robert Klara

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    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... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Heritage Transformedby Ian Baxter

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 40.00

    How does "heritage" become objectified within public institutions and representative of a national past? This book proposes a model for this process and contains five case studies that explore variety in the transformation of heritage. The model proposes that heritage is transformed from concept to object and the agency of change is "management".... more...

  • Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures IXby C. A. BREBBIA; S. HERNÁNDEZ

    WIT Press 2013; US$ 398.00

    In earthquake-prone regions of the world it is important not only to ensure that new facilities meet optimal standards but also that existing structures and infrastructure be retrofitted and rehabilitated. As world populations concentrate in urban areas, the stakes in human life and property of such natural disasters as earthquakes becomes higher and... more...

  • History of Architectural Conservationby Jukka Jokilehto

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 82.95

    A History of Architectural Conservation expands knowledge about the conservation of ancient monuments, works of art and historic buildings. It includes the origins of the interest in conservation within the European context, and the development of the concepts from Antiquity and the Renaissance to the present day. Jokilehto illustrates how this development... more...

  • North Carolina Lighthousesby Bruce Roberts; Cheryl Shelton-Roberts

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    A stunning, full-color celebration of some of the world?s most famous lighthouses, the shoreline they stand on, and the people who have worked to protect them The lore and history of North Carolina?s seafaring past comes to life in the text by Cheryl Shelton-Roberts and photographs by Bruce Roberts. more...

  • American Lighthousesby Ray Jones; Bruce Roberts; Cheryl Shelton-Roberts

    Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    This illustrated, one-of-a-kind guidebook describes more than 450 lighthouses, detailing their history and architecture and providing full information on visiting or just viewing them. Included are many "endangered" lights, threatened by erosion or lack of funding, and "ghost lights," which are no longer standing. 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 Athenian Acropolis to more contemporary locales like the Space Age Modernist capital city of Brasília, the conflicting and not always neatly resolvable forces that bear upon preservation are addressed as clearly and thoughtfully as the general reader could hope for.”— New York... more...