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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...

  • 110 Turn-of-the-Century House Designsby R. W. Shoppell

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    With its wealth of representative styles and its emphasis on craftsmanship and exterior design, the late-Victorian era ranks among the halcyon days in American house building. This survey of the era's traditional designs?reproduced from a rare edition?offers a complete and authentic guide to faithful restorations or re-creations. A New York City-based... more...

  • Une Belle Maisonby S. Frederick Starr; Robert S. Brantley

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 30.00

    Described in an 1835 bill of sale as une belle maison , the Lombard plantation house is a rare survivor. Built in the early nineteenth century as a West Indian-style residence, it was the focal point of a large plantation that stretched deep into the cypress swamps of what is now New Orleans's Bywater neighborhood. Featuring the best Norman trussing... more...

  • Country Houses of Tasmaniaby Alice Bennett; Georgia Warner

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 36.35

    A glorious pictorial celebration of Tasmania's finest private residences. more...

  • John Nolen and the Metropolitan Landscapeby Jody Beck

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    "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...

  • 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...

  • Writing Americaby Shelley Fisher Fishkin

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    "A book that redraws the literary map of the United States." ? Junot Díaz Writing America takes readers on an eclectic tour of historic sites that have been pivotal to the making of American literature, reflecting the true diversity of the nation and its authors. Profusely illustrated, it is the literary gift book for 2015. more...

  • Decorative Plasterwork in Great Britainby Geoffrey Beard; Jeff Orton; Richard Ireland

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.00

    Decorative plasterwork was created by skilled craftsmen, and for over four hundred years it has been an essential part of the interior decoration of the British country house. In this detailed and comprehensive study, Geoffrey Beard has created a book that will delight the eye and inform the interested reader. For those who have sometimes been puzzled... more...

  • Practical Masonry: A Guide to the Art of Stone Cuttingby William R. Purchase

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Regarded by many as the stonemason's bible, Practical Masonry has for many years been one of the best technical stone masonry books available for both apprentices and experienced masons. Originally written in 1896 and published by Crosby Lockwood & Son of London, it met with great acclaim and the correspondence received by the author was that of... more...