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  • English Leadworkby Lawrence Weaver

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 105.00

    Lawrence Weaver's design reference work appeared in 1909, and is now available from Donhead in this re-printed facsimile edition. It describes and documents many examples of decorative leadwork, which being durable and attractive lends itself in its simplicity to a multitude of forms. Whilst examining in detail the history and workmanship to be found... more...

  • 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...

  • Masonry, Bricklaying and Plasteringby Robert Scott Burn

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 115.00

    Robert Scott Burn wrote this book in 1871 at a time of great developments in science, industry and exploration, and when materials for engineering and building were constantly being improved and replaced. It offers, therefore, a useful coverage of both traditional techniques and materials such as stone, brick and pise, but also examines the developments... more...

  • Geometry of Construction: For Builders, Architects, Engineersby T.B. Nichols; Norman Keep

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 50.00

    Geometry of Construction  has long been acknowledged as the most concise and instructive guide to the technical geometry of the construction industry, and a vital resource for students in architecture, carpentry, stonemasonry and engineering. Beginning with the very basics of technical drawing, it provides a series of increasingly complex exercises... more...

  • The Modern Plastererby W Verrall

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 110.00

    In 1999 Donhead re-published William Millar's 'plastering bible', "Plastering Plain and Decorative", in response to the current shortage of material on traditional plastering techniques. The success of this title has now encouraged the re-publication of Verrall's own classic work on plastering. "The Modern Plasterer" combines his two volumes in one... more...

  • Conservation of Historic Brick Structuresby Norbert Baer; Fitz Livingstone

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 90.00

    Despite the widespread use of brick construction throughout the world, there has been no major investigation into its deterioration and durability. This book provides the results of a major international study led by West Germany which examines the causes of decay in addition to the treatment and methods of conserving brickwork and historic mortars.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Heritage and Identityby J.M. Fladmark; Thor Heyerdahl

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.00

    Was the shaping of nation states in Northern Europe governed by military might, or by Christian and democratic ideals? How has trade and cross-cultural exchange between Scandinavia and the British Isles shaped our historic identities, and what about the impact of global politics and marketing in recent times? These are some of the questions explored... more...

  • Roof Slating and Tilingby Frank Bennett; Alfred Pinion

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.00

    This facsimile edition of Bennett and Pinion's classic work, first published in 1935, provides an invaluable source of information on all aspects of the slating and tiling industry. It examines the various types of roof coverings that were traditionally used, such as slates, clay tiles and shingles, and includes basic aspects such as sorting and holding... more...