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Historic Preservation

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  • 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...

  • Stone Decayby B.J. Smith; A. Turkington

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume offers valuable insights into the nature of decay processes and the factors that control them. It presents several studies on the impact of pollution on stonework in urban environments. Important methodological contributions cover: the mapping of facades to explain rates of decay associated with conservation actions; the laboratory simulation... more...

  • The Weathering of Natural Building Stonesby R.J. Schaffer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Provides a general account of the factors which cause decay of building stones and a summary of the best methods to reduce the incidence of decay. It discusses weathering associated with natural defects inherent in stone and examines issues of weathering caused by bad workmanship or errors in the selection of material. Decay through chemical and natural... more...

  • The Chesapeake Houseby Cary Carson; Carl R. Lounsbury

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    For more than thirty years, the architectural research department at Colonial Williamsburg has engaged in comprehensive study of early buildings, landscapes, and social history in the Chesapeake region. Its painstaking work has transformed our understanding of building practices in the colonial and early national periods and thereby greatly enriched... more...

  • Measurement and Recording of Historic Buildingsby Peter Swallow; Sophie Jackson; Jonathan Godfrey; Ross Dallas; Andrew Westman; David Watt

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Now in its second edition, this book provides a practical guide to measured building surveys with special emphasis on recording the fabric of historic buildings. It includes two new chapters dealing with modern survey practice using instruments and photographic techniques, as well as a chapter examining recording methods as used on a specific project... more...

  • Rivington's Building Constructionby Percy Major Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 175.00

    When this series first appeared in 1875 it was considered the best textbook on the subject, as it provided comprehensive coverage of all aspects of building construction work. This new reprint of the revised 1904 edition, in three volumes, contains over 1,350 pages of text and useful line drawings. Volume 1 covers brickwork, carpentry and roofing,... more...

  • Plastering: Plain and Decorativeby William Millar

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 170.00

    The first edition of this important book was originally published in 1897, but it is still viewed by most traditional plasterers as the plastering 'bible'. Now available in this facsimile edition this impressive volume presents a comprehensive coverage of traditional plasterwork, including everything from plain lime plastering through to hand modelling... more...

  • Schillernde Unschärfeby Tino Mager

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 53.23

    Mit dem Paradigma der Authentizität gelangte philosophischer Sprengstoff in das Fundament gegenwärtiger Kulturerbetheorien. Wie sich Authentizität im Hinblick auf architektonisches Erbe konstituiert blieb indes unausgesprochen und zunächst auch ungefragt. Das Buch erforscht systematisch die fachspezifischen Ursprünge dieses Leitbegriffs und die... more...