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  • The Weathering of Natural Building Stonesby R.J. Schaffer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 64.95

    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...

  • Measurement and Recording of Historic Buildingsby Peter Swallow; Sophie Jackson; Jonathan Godfrey; Ross Dallas; Andrew Westman; David Watt

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 65.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Schillernde Unschärfeby Tino Mager

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 70.00

    Historische Bauwerke erlauben uns Einsichten in das Wesen an sich bereits verflüchtigter, auf andere Weise nicht mehr erfahrbarer Zeitabschnitte. Doch wie ‚authentisch‘ sind diese Relikte und was meint diese Frage eigentlich? Anhand der Betrachtung dieses hochaktuellen Begriffs – Authentizität – zeigt das Buch auf, wie stark sich die Werke der Vergangenheit... more...

  • 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$ 7.58

    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...