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Historic Preservation

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  • Hidden Johannesburgby Paul Duncan; Alain Proust

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 18.00

    Johannesburg: Egoli to some, Jozi to others. Once a mining town, now the most important commercial city in Africa. It?s been home to renegades and rogues, colonialists and capitalists, the dispossessed and the newly enriched. Today it?s populated by those who call themselves Africans or Afrikaners, by blacks, whites and every shade in between, and... more...

  • The Railway Goods Shed and Warehouse in Englandby John Minnis

    Historic England 2016; US$ 7.40

    Although goods traffic accounted in many cases for a higher proportion of railway companies? revenue than passengers, the buildings associated with it have received very little attention in comparison to their passenger counterparts. They once played as important a role in distribution as the ?big sheds? near motorway junctions do today. The book shows... more...

  • If Venice Diesby Salvatore Settis; André Naffis-Sahely

    New Vessel Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    A passionate, eloquent plea to save the soul of the world's greatest architectural treasures. more...

  • Architectural Conservation in Asiaby John H. Stubbs; Robert G. Thomson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country-by-country analysis adopted by the book draws out local insights, experiences, best practice and solutions... more...

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

    Wiley 2010; US$ 0.99 US$ 0.85

    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...

  • Heritage Transformedby Ian Baxter

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 35.56

    How does "heritage" become objectified within public institutions and representative of a national past? This book proposes a model for this process and contains five case studies that explore variety in the transformation of heritage. The model proposes that heritage is transformed from concept to object and the agency of change is "management".... more...

  • The Hidden White Houseby Robert Klara

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 12.74

    Critically acclaimed author Robert Klara leads readers through an unmatched tale of political ambition and technical skill: the Truman administration's controversial rebuilding of the White House. In 1948, President Harry Truman, enjoying a bath on the White House's second floor, almost plunged through the ceiling of the Blue Room into a tea party... more...