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Historic Preservation

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  • The Green Museumby Sarah S. Brophy; Elizabeth Wylie

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 29.99

    The Green Museum shows museum professionals how they can incorporate green design into new construction and day to day operations, using sustainable practices to save on operating costs and make museums attractive to new fundraising sources. more...

  • Lost Plantations of the Southby Marc R Matrana

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 40.00

    The great majority of the South's plantation homes have been destroyed over time, and many have long been forgotten. In Lost Plantations of the South , Marc R. Matrana weaves together photographs, diaries and letters, architectural renderings, and other rare documents to tell the story of sixty of these vanquished estates and the people who once... more...

  • Preventive Conservation for Historic House Museumsby Jane Merritt; Julie A. Reilly

    AltaMira Press 2010; US$ 48.99

    Preventive Conservation for Historic House Museums describes the care routines that a historic house should practice to protect the site and its collections from damage, wear, deterioration, and catastrophic loss. more...

  • Farm Houseby Mary E. Atherly

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    Now available for the first time in paperback, Farm House tells the story of the first structure built on the Iowa State University campus. Mary Atherly provides a comprehensive history of the Farm House from its founding days to its role as the center of activity for the new college to its second life as a welcoming museum visited by thousands each... more...

  • The Damp Houseby Jonathan Hetreed

    Crowood 2012; US$ 18.94

    Dampness can become an enemy when it invades our interior space, when it persists, when it spreads and damages our domestic fittings, finishes and furnishings, when it encourages the growth of moulds that threaten our health, and when it stimulates the spread of fungus and decay in the structure of our houses. A major industry has developed with specialist... more...

  • Stone House Constructionby Sarah Gunn

    CSIRO Publishing 2012; US$ 77.00

    A comprehensive study of Australian stone building techniques in a residential context. more...

  • Structural design in building conservationby Dimitris Theodossopoulos

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 62.95

    No building is properly conserved if it is not structurally sound. Consequently architects, engineers and conservation officers need an adequate grounding in the technology, the materials and the historic origins of the building in order to complete a conservation project successfully. Structural Design in Building Conservation deals with design... more...

  • Upholstery Conservation: Principles and Practiceby Dinah Eastop; Kathryn Gill

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.00

    This well referenced book provides an amply illustrated publication on upholstery conservation which discusses and reviews the issues related to the care, interpretation and treatment of upholstered furniture. Through many well illustrated case studies the inter-disciplinary collaboration fundamental to upholstery conservation, and the complex decision-making... more...

  • Conservation Skillsby Chris Caple

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Conservation Skills provides an overview of the issues facing conservators of historic and artistic works. It not only describes the nature of conservation but also provides an ethical framework to which the conservation of objects can be related. Drawing on case studies of well-known objects such as the body of Lindow Man and the Statue of Liberty... more...

  • Chinese Houses of Southeast Asiaby Ronald G. Knapp; A. Chester Ong; Wang Gungwu

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 49.95

    The multiple Chinese migrations from southeastern China to Southeast Asia have had important implications for both regions. In Southeast Asia this influence can be seen in the architecturally eclectic homes these migrants and their descendants built as they became successful; homes that combined Chinese, European and local influences, especially during... more...