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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Roman Remains of Northern and Eastern Franceby James Bromwich

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a thorough, area by area companion to the region's wealth of monuments, excavations and artefacts, from Paris and Boulogne-sur-Mer to Strasbourg and Lyon. Over ninety sites are treated in detail, including major attractions such as the parc archéologique in Lyon and the amphitheatre at Autun, numerous local museums and secluded rural... more...

  • Heritageby J.D. Fladmark

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.00

    This volume deals with policy, methods and techniques for the stewardship of our land and our cultural assets. The focus is on interpretation and presentation of heritage themes, and the papers should be of interest to those concerned with school and university curricula, those working in museums and galleries, and those in charge of parks and tourist... more...

  • Living with Heritage in Cairoby Ahmed Sedky

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 12.99

    The Arab?Islamic city has been always a glamorous urban dream in human cultural memory. This is manifested in Cairo, the world?s largest medieval urban system where traditional lifestyles are still implemented. Nevertheless, despite the extensive efforts to preserve Historic Cairo, it is sadly vulnerable. Ahmed Sedky investigates the reasons behind... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...