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Historic Preservation

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  • Preservation Educationby Barry L. Stiefel; Jeremy C. Wells

    University Press of New England 2014; US$ 49.99

    Examining pedagogical issues in historic preservation education more...

  • 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...

  • Erased from Space and Consciousnessby Noga Kadman; Oren Yiftachel

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    Hundreds of Palestinian villages were left empty across Israel when their residents became refugees after the 1948 war, their lands and property confiscated. Most of the villages were razed by the new State of Israel, but in dozens of others, communities of Jews were settled?many refugees in their own right. The state embarked on a systematic effort... 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...

  • Modern Practical Masonryby Edmund George Warland

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 79.95

    This work provides a clear and simple guide to the subject, based on meticulous and beautiful drawings. Organized in three sections, it includes chapters on construction details; methods of working particular structural shapes; both basic and advanced geometry and setting-out. It also includes forms and tables omitted from later editions to be used... more...

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

    Wiley 2010; US$ 0.99 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...