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Historic Preservation

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  • Conservation of Clay and Chalk Buildingsby Gordon T. Pearson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.00

    This publication provides practical guidance on appropriate methods of conservation and repair of earth buildings using traditional building materials. It is the first major work on the subject since Clough Williams-Ellis and the Eastwick-Fields published "Building in Cob, Pise and Stabilized Earth" in 1947. The book deals with the nature of clay... more...

  • Practical Architecture: Brickwork, Mortars and Limesby CW Pasley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Pasley's work was first written in 1826 as a course of architecture for his students at the Royal Engineer's School in Chatham. The original title of the book, "Outline of a Course of Practical Architecture" is therefore a little misleading to the modern reader as the course was primarily concerned with building construction, concentrating on all... more...

  • Heritage and Museumsby J.M. Fladmark

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.00

    Papers from the 1999 conference by the Museum of Scotland. Aims to generate international comparison and debate about interpretation and presentation of heritage assets, and to examine the role of museums in shaping national identity. more...

  • Survey and Repair of Traditional Buildingsby Richard Oxley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.00

    Understanding the unique requirements of traditional buildings is crucial to providing appropriate guidance on their care and repair. This book will help practitioners identify the particular issues relating to older buildings and the problems they may encounter when surveying and repairing them. With the use of examples, the author provides invaluable... more...

  • Château de Saint-Cloud, son incendie en 1870by Marius Vachon; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Écrire l'histoire d'une manière exacte n'est point une chose aussi aisée qu'on le pense, même lorsque les événements se sont passés sous nos yeux. Les faits qui paraissent le plus évidents sont parfois compliqués de circonstances particulières et ignorées qui les dénaturent complètement et donnent le change même à ceux qui en sont témoins."... more...

  • Reinventing Brantfordby Leo Groarke

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • The Country Blacksmithby David Mcdougall

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    This book tells the story of the country blacksmith and his importance as the hub of village life. It describes his techniques, tools, and contribution to rural work. It includes the mythology of the blacksmith and the good fortune brought by horseshoes - and which way to hang them up! Thought at one time to be a declining craft, this book highlights... 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...

  • History, Performance and Conservationby Barry Bridgwood; Lindsay Lennie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Ideal for students of architectural technology, this volume of the Technologies of Architecture series covers the technologies available and the processes necessary for the conservation of existing buildings and environments. This book provides, in a single text, the tools for students to be able to evaluate such buildings, as well as an extensive... more...