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  • Structural Repair of Traditional Buildingsby PEB Robson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.00

    This book will be of interest to everyone involved in the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of traditional buildings. Its purpose is to promote the successful structural repair of masonry, timber and unfired earth. The book begins by explaining how traditional structures work and how they are affected by the behaviour of the soil that supports... more...

  • Conservation of Clay and Chalk Buildingsby Gordon T. Pearson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.00

    This publication provides practical guidance on appropriate methods of conservation and repair of earth buildings using traditional building materials. It is the first major work on the subject since Clough Williams-Ellis and the Eastwick-Fields published "Building in Cob, Pise and Stabilized Earth" in 1947. The book deals with the nature of clay... more...

  • Practical Architecture: Brickwork, Mortars and Limesby CW Pasley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Pasley's work was first written in 1826 as a course of architecture for his students at the Royal Engineer's School in Chatham. The original title of the book, "Outline of a Course of Practical Architecture" is therefore a little misleading to the modern reader as the course was primarily concerned with building construction, concentrating on all... more...

  • Heritage and Museumsby J.M. Fladmark

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.00

    Papers from the 1999 conference by the Museum of Scotland. Aims to generate international comparison and debate about interpretation and presentation of heritage assets, and to examine the role of museums in shaping national identity. more...

  • Survey and Repair of Traditional Buildingsby Richard Oxley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.00

    Understanding the unique requirements of traditional buildings is crucial to providing appropriate guidance on their care and repair. This book will help practitioners identify the particular issues relating to older buildings and the problems they may encounter when surveying and repairing them. With the use of examples, the author provides invaluable... 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...

  • Gauged Brickworkby Gerard Lynch

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Gauged brickwork is a term used to describe the superior finish required in the details of an important brickwork elevation, such as moulded reveals, arches, string courses and other forms of ornamentation. This is achieved through shaping the individual bricks to produce a high degree of regularity, accurate dimensions and extreme fineness in the... more...

  • Conservation of Modern Architectureby Susan Macdonald; Kyle C. Normandin; Bob Kindred

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 45.95

    The importance of protecting significant buildings from decay and destruction would seem to be undeniable. Yet whilst the majority of buildings of merit constructed before the Second World War have been highlighted as worthy of protection there is much indifference, and in some cases hostility towards many important post-war buildings. These deserve... more...

  • Stone Conservation: Principles and Practiceby Alison Henry

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Winner of the RIBA Book Award, this important and timely publication brings together contributions from leading stone conservation practitioners. It discusses the philosophical principles on which stone conservation is founded and the need to understand the full history and development of a building before starting work. Other topics covered in this... more...

  • Cleaning Techniques in Conservation Practiceby Norman R. Weiss; Kyle C. Normandin; Deborah Slaton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 41.95

    This book is being simultaneously published as a special issue of the Journal of Architectural Conservation, and presents the very latest research and developments in the cleaning of buildings, sculpture and monuments. It covers both wet and dry micro abrasive systems, other types of abrasives, laser cleaning methods and proprietary poultices for... more...