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Historic Preservation

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Building Conservation Philosophyby John Earl; Andrew Saint

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This is a book about ideas rather than techniques. Public thirst for visible evidence of the past is not, as it is often represented, a recent phenomenon. It was already well developed when an overseer of ancient monuments was appointed in sixth-century Rome. But if the desire to preserve aspects of the past is to do more than respond to popular whims... more...

  • Recording, Documentation and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Placesby Robin Letellier; Rand Eppich

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This two volume guide provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles and guidelines for documenting cultural heritage places. It seeks to aid heritage managers and decision makers in understanding their roles and responsibilities inn this essential activity. Volume 1 (Guiding Principles) explains why heritage managers must make sure... more...

  • History and Heritageby Simon Ditchfield; John Arnold; Kate Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.00

    Just what is it that we want from the past? History offers us true stories about the past; heritage sells or provides us with the past we appear to desire. The dividing line between history and heritage is, however, far from clear. This collection of papers addresses the division between history and heritage by looking at the ways in which we make... more...

  • Structural Appraisal of Traditional Buildingsby Patrick Robson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Structural appraisal is important to professionals concerned with the repair, maintenance or refurbishment of traditional buildings. It involves recognizing and establishing the cause of any structural damage and, if the damage is still active predicting its course. Such knowledge forms the basis for appropriate and efficient action. This book offers... more...

  • Access to the Historic Environment: Meeting the Needs of Disabled Peopleby Lisa Foster; Patrick Nuttgens

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.99

    Access for disabled people in historic settings is more than just a temporary ramp over the front steps for a wheelchair user. It is a commitment to create integrated use and enjoyment of historic monuments for everyone, including people with mobility or sensory impairments, older people, parents with small children, or those temporarily disabled... more...