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Historic Preservation

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  • 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...

  • Creative Reuse of Buildings: Volume Oneby Derek Latham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Addresses the advantages and practicalities involved in the issue of the creative re-use of existing buildings. more...

  • Geology of Building Stonesby John Allen Howe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    John Allen Howe's book, The Geology of Building Stones , written in 1910, was the first major reference work to feature information on the considerable range of building stones which were being used in the UK and which were still being quarried at that time. This important and useful publication, now reprinted by Donhead, offers very detailed information... more...

  • Conservation of Historic Buildings and Their Contentsby David Watt; Belinda Colston

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 34.95

    The conference entitled 'Where Conservation Meets Conservation', held at De Montfort University, Leicester on 9 September 2002 provided the opportunity to explore the interface between historic buildings and their contents by recognizing the interrelationships between architectural and object conservation. Within this, consideration was given to the... more...

  • Cleaning Historic Buildings: v. 1by Nicola Ashurst

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    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 first 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...

  • Architectural Conservation: Issues and Developmentsby Vincent Shacklock

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 41.95

    This authoritative book offers contributions from leading practitioners and scholars presenting an assessment of the current state of conservation in the UK. It raises concerns about the ambivalence within government towards heritage protection. It considers the need for a clear understanding of the value of architectural heritage; the importance... more...