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  • 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...

  • History of Architectural Conservationby Jukka Jokilehto

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 84.95

    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...

  • A Devon Houseby Jocelyn Hemming; Peter Howard

    Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00

    A DEVON HOUSE relates the story of one of Devon's great houses through the people and events which have coloured its existence over the past 400 years. The book traces the architectural progression of Poltimore from Tudor manor to grand 20th century mansion, records its historic role in England's tempestuous Civil War and details its use after 1920... more...

  • Managing Built Heritageby Derek Worthing; Stephen Bond

    Wiley 2008; US$ 100.00

    This book examines management of the built cultural heritage through the use of the concept of cultural significance. It considers how and why cultural significance is assessed and how it can be used as an effective focus and driver for management strategies and processes. Effective management of the built cultural heritage requires a clear understanding... more...

  • Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures VIIby M. Phocas; C. A. Brebbia; P. Komodromos

    WIT Press 2009; US$ 448.00

    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 and rehabilitation of existing structures and infrastructures.  The latter is a laborious and expensive task, which can be accomplished only gradually.  However... more...

  • Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XIby C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2009; US$ 572.00

    The importance of the architectural heritage for the historical identity of a region, town or nation is now widely recognised throughout the world. In order to take care of our heritage we need to look beyond borders to benefit from the experience gained by others and to gain a better understanding of its cultural background. This series of conferences... more...

  • Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures VIby C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2007; US$ 398.00

    This book contains selected papers presented at the Sixth International Conference on Earthquake Resistance and Engineering Structures. This book provides a forum for the discussion of the latest developments in innovative design and construction of new earthquake resistant structures as well as the retrofitting of existing buildings.The ERES conference... more...

  • Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture Xby C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2007; US$ 548.00

    This volume has gathered the most recent advances in research and up-to-date studies of heritage buildings resulting in STREMAH becoming the most important conference of its kind. The book contains most of the papers presented at the 10th International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture, incorporating the Maritime... more...

  • Courtiersby Lucy Worsley

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 13.11

    In the eighteenth century, the palace's most elegant assembly room was in fact a bloody battlefield. This was a world of skulduggery, politicking, wigs and beauty-spots, where fans whistled open like flick-knives. more...

  • Building Codes for Existing and Historic Buildingsby Melvyn Green

    Wiley 2011; US$ 85.00

    Learn to apply the International Building Code and International Existing Building Code to historic buildings Written for architects, engineers, preservation, and code enforcement professionals, this is the only comprehensive book that examines how the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) can be applied... more...