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Historic Preservation

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Green Building and Remodeling For Dummies, Mini Editionby Eric Corey Freed

    Wiley 2010; US$ 0.99 US$ 0.79

    Your hands-on, practical guide to the materials and construction methods of green building Want to build responsibly and help preserve the environment? This friendly, step-by-step guide introduces you to key facets of green building and remodeling, from looking at long-term costs to working with green professionals to reducing energy and water use.... more...

  • Historic Preservation and the Livable Cityby Eric W. Allison; Lauren Peters

    Wiley 2010; US$ 85.00 US$ 73.67

    For both the preservation professional and urban planner, this book shows how preservation is a key to the creation of livable cities. The author Eric Allison, the founder and coordinated of the graduate historic preservation program at Pratt Institute in New York City, offers tools and case studies that preservationists and planners can learn from... more...

  • Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americasby John H. Stubbs; Makaš; Emily G.; Mounir Bouchenaki

    Wiley 2011; US$ 125.00 US$ 108.33

    “From such well-known and long-vexed sites as the Athenian Acropolis to more contemporary locales like the Space Age Modernist capital city of Brasília, the conflicting and not always neatly resolvable forces that bear upon preservation are addressed as clearly and thoughtfully as the general reader could hope for.”— New York... more...

  • Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures VIIIby C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2011; US$ 298.00

    This book contains papers presented at the Eighth International Conference on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology.The problem of protecting the built environment in earthquake-prone regions of the world involves not only the optimal design and construction of new facilities, but also the upgrading... more...