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  • 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...

  • Brickwork: History, Technology and Practice: v.2by Gerard C.J. Lynch

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 55.00

    This series of books offers an in depth guide to all aspects of brickwork and bricklaying practice. Gerard Lynch, author of the guide to "Guaged Brickwork", has put together these comprehensive and instructive volumes, linking past knowledge and practices with modern skills and materials, so that both can be fully examined and understood. At a time... more...

  • Building Conservation Philosophyby John Earl; Andrew Saint

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This is a book about ideas rather than techniques. Public thirst for visible evidence of the past is not, as it is often represented, a recent phenomenon. It was already well developed when an overseer of ancient monuments was appointed in sixth-century Rome. But if the desire to preserve aspects of the past is to do more than respond to popular whims... more...

  • Cements, Limes and Plastersby Edwin Clarence Eckel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 100.00

    Edwin Eckel's exceptionally detailed volume, published in 1928, presents a wealth of information drawing on his own research as well as the work of all the eminent international authorities in the field of lime mortars and cements. It captures the fascinating development of building materials from the nineteenth century through the first quarter of... more...

  • The Chesapeake Houseby Cary Carson; Carl R. Lounsbury

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    For more than thirty years, the architectural research department at Colonial Williamsburg has engaged in comprehensive study of early buildings, landscapes, and social history in the Chesapeake region. Its painstaking work has transformed our understanding of building practices in the colonial and early national periods and thereby greatly enriched... 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...

  • Cleaning Historic Buildings: v. 1by Nicola Ashurst

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    What happens to the fabric of a historic building if it is not cleaned? What is soiling, how does it affect the building? What cleaning methods should be used? This first of a comprehensive two-volume guide addresses these important and controversial questions, along with many others, and offers practical guidance on appropriate cleaning techniques,... more...

  • Cleaning Historic Buildings: v. 2by Nicola Ashurst

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.00

    What happens to the fabric of a historic building if it is not cleaned? What is soiling, how does it affect the building? What cleaning methods should be used? This second of a comprehensive two-volume guide addresses these important and controversial questions, along with many others, and offers practical guidance on appropriate cleaning techniques,... more...

  • Cleaning Techniques in Conservation Practiceby Norman R. Weiss; Kyle C. Normandin; Deborah Slaton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 41.95

    This book is being simultaneously published as a special issue of the Journal of Architectural Conservation, and presents the very latest research and developments in the cleaning of buildings, sculpture and monuments. It covers both wet and dry micro abrasive systems, other types of abrasives, laser cleaning methods and proprietary poultices for... more...

  • 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...