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  • 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$ 53.02

    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$ 7.24

    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$ 0.87

    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...

  • 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$ 35.75

    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...