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Historic Preservation

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  • Building Careby Brian J.B. Wood

    Wiley 2009; US$ 62.99

    Building care encompasses everything from maintenance of a building to energy conservation and range of approaches, including the effects on design. A range of approaches to looking after buildings and their users is covered in this book. The rationale and conditions that support them (e.g. PPM - preventative planned maintenance; JIT - just in time)... more...

  • Ante Bellum Houses of the Bluegrassby Clay Lancaster

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The ante bellum homes of Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky, are both more numerous and more distinctive in design than those of many communities of similar age. Founded in 1775, Lexington by the turn of the century had become the chief cultural center north of New Orleans and west of the Alleghenies. During the eight decades between the Revolution... 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 of Furnitureby Shayne Rivers; Nick Umney

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 94.00

    This book is a comprehensive resource covering the principles and practice of the conservation and restoration of furniture, and other decorative art objects made wholly or partly of wood. It integrates theory with practice to show the principles which govern interaction between wooden objects, the environmental and conservation treatments and the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Digital Heritageby Lindsay MacDonald

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 135.00

    In the fields of documentation and conservation of cultural heritage assets, there is a constant need for higher quality records and better analytical tools for extracting information about the condition of artefacts. Digital photography and digital image processing provide these capabilities, and recent technological advances in both fields promise... more...

  • Conservation of Ruinsby John Ashurst

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 135.00

    Despite growing international awareness of the presence and significance of ruined buildings and archaeological sites, and the increasingly sophisticated technology available for the collection of data about them, these sites continue to be at risk across the globe. Conservation of Ruins defines and describes these risks, which range from neglect,... 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...

  • 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...