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Historic Preservation

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  • Politics and Preservationby John Delafons; J. Delafons

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 98.95

    This book traces the policy history of urban conservation and its relationship to the town planning process and both are set in their political context. Part One deals with the origins of conservation and its cultural background. Part Two deals with the post-war legislation and the increasing scope of conservation. Part Three deals with churches and... more...

  • History of Architectural Conservationby Jukka Jokilehto

    Taylor & Francis 2002; US$ 68.95

    A History of Architectural Conservation expands knowledge about the conservation of ancient monuments, works of art and historic buildings. It includes the origins of the interest in conservation within the European context, and the development of the concepts from Antiquity and the Renaissance to the present day. Jokilehto illustrates how this development... more...

  • The Emergence of the Interiorby Charles Rice

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 69.95

    Taking a radical position counter to many previous histories and theories of the interior, domesticity and the home, The Emergence of the Interior considers how the concept and experience of the domestic interior have been formed from the beginning of the nineteenth century. It considers the interior's emergence in relation to the thinking of Walter... more...

  • Conservation and Restoration of Glassby Sandra Davison; R.G. Newton

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 190.00

    Conservation and Restoration of Glass is an in-depth guide to the materials and practices required for the care and preservation of glass objects. It provides thorough coverage of both theoretical and practical aspects of glass conservation. This new edition of Newton and Davison's original book, Conservation of Glass, includes sections on the nature... more...

  • Cultural Landscapesby Richard Longstreth; Susan Calafate Boyle

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00

    Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapes—the combined fabric of the natural and man-made environments—is a relatively new and often misunderstood idea among preservationists, but it is of increasing importance. The essays collected in this... more...

  • Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Citiesby Dennis Rodwell

    Wiley 2008; US$ 109.00

    Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities examines how the two key issues of urban conservation and sustainability relate to each other in the context of historic cities, and how they can be brought together in a common philosophy and practice that is mutually supportive. It sets out the theoretical and practical background to architectural... more...

  • The Cathedral ‘Open and Free’by Alex Bruce

    Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 25.00

    This book sets the work of Frank Selwyn Macaulay Bennett, Dean of Chester 1920–37, in context, and traces the influence on other cathedrals of the changes he instituted at Chester. His earlier work as parish priest and his interrelated writings on theology and on education, health, and ecumenism are examined for the light they shed on his practice.... more...

  • A Richer Heritageby Robert E. Stipe

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    Richer Heritage: Historic Preservation in the Twenty-First Century more...

  • The Once and Future New Yorkby Randall Mason

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 84.00

    In the popular imagination, the controversial 1963 demolition of Pennsylvania Station gave birth to New York City’s historic preservation movement. As Randall Mason reveals, however, historic preservation has been a persistent force in the development of New York since the 1890s, when the city’s leading politicians, planners, and architects... more...

  • A House in Fezby Suzanna Clarke

    Pocket Books 2009; US$ 18.99

    The Medina -- the Old City -- of Fez is the best-preserved, medieval walled city in the world. Inside this vibrant Moroccan community, internet cafes and mobile phones coexist with a maze of donkey-trod alleyways, thousand-year-old sewer systems, and Arab-style houses, gorgeous with intricate, if often shabby, mosaic work. While vacationing in... more...