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  • 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...

  • Specifications in Detailby Frank W. Macey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 95.00

    Sir Roger Pratt's "Rules for the Guidance of Architects", written on 7 December 1665, included the following statements which embody succinctly the principles of the specification of building works and indeed of contract administration, and are as true today as they were nearly 350 years ago: To determine anything without due premeditation is rashness.... 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...

  • Adams' Building Constructionby Henry Adams

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 105.00

    Henry Adams' Building Construction was first published in 1906. It was reprinted several times and revised in 1912 with the addition of 24 pages on reinforced concrete. Beautifully illustrated with over 2,300 engravings and twelve tinted plates, it is reprinted here, unabridged, for the first time in nearly one hundred years. Adams' work sits comfortably... 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...

  • 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...