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Historic Preservation

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  • Heritage Transformedby Ian Baxter

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 40.00

    How does "heritage" become objectified within public institutions and representative of a national past? This book proposes a model for this process and contains five case studies that explore variety in the transformation of heritage. The model proposes that heritage is transformed from concept to object and the agency of change is "management".... more...

  • Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures IXby C. A. BREBBIA; S. HERNÁNDEZ

    WIT Press 2013; US$ 398.00

    In earthquake-prone regions of the world it is important not only to ensure that new facilities meet optimal standards but also that existing structures and infrastructure be retrofitted and rehabilitated. As world populations concentrate in urban areas, the stakes in human life and property of such natural disasters as earthquakes becomes higher and... 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...

  • American Lighthousesby Ray Jones; Bruce Roberts; Cheryl Shelton-Roberts

    Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    This illustrated, one-of-a-kind guidebook describes more than 450 lighthouses, detailing their history and architecture and providing full information on visiting or just viewing them. Included are many "endangered" lights, threatened by erosion or lack of funding, and "ghost lights," which are no longer standing. more...

  • North Carolina Lighthousesby Bruce Roberts; Cheryl Shelton-Roberts

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    From Cape Hatteras to Bodie Island, North Carolina is home to some of the most famous lighthouses in the world, and with this book, beautiful photography and engaging text come together to bring alive the lore and history of North Carolina?s seafaring past. Not just a tribute to the sentinels that dot the North Carolina shoreline today, North Carolina... more...

  • Villa of the Birdsby Wojciech Kolataj; Grzegorz Majcherek

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 28.99

    This fascinating book describes the excavation and preservation of three early Roman villas in Egypt?s ancient port city of Alexandria. Chronicling the work of the Polish Archaeological Mission in Alexandria, Villa of the Birds is an engaging and informative account of how these ancient dwellings were unearthed, and how the famous mosaic floors were... more...

  • Traditional Buildings in the Oxford Regionby John Steane; James Ayres

    Oxbow Books 2013; US$ 45.00

    The pivotal position of the Oxford region in the geological and therefore building history of England is of fundamental importance to the study of traditional construction. Oxford occupies a central position on the ancient route between Northampton and Southampton and on the east - west road between London, The West Country, Wales and Ireland. For... more...

  • Digital Archaeologyby Patrick Daly; Thomas L. Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 43.95

    The use of computers in archaeology is entering a new phase of unparalleled development, moving on from a specialist methodology on the margins to a powerful practical and analytical tool used across all areas of archaeological interest. With a thorough examination of the ways in which both everyday and cutting-edge technologies can be used to inform... more...

  • Structural Aspects of Building Conservationby Poul Beckmann; Robert Bowles

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 72.95

    This practical guide to the assessment and repair of historic buildings is invaluable for structural engineers, architects, surveyors and builders working in all aspects of building conservation. Taking a practical step-by-step approach, the authors discuss the appraisal of buildings and the differences in structural behaviour between new and existing... more...

  • Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restorationby Lesley Durbin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.00

    Providing hands on advice for the conservator, Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration is a unique and valuable guide. Topics covered offer practical guidance on conservation and restoration techniques including the problems of manufacture, cleaning, replacement or repair and mortars. Techniques are illustrated by comprehensive case studies,... more...