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  • Heritage Transformedby Ian Baxter

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 40.00

    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$ 17.99

    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...

  • Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures IXby C. A. BREBBIA; S. HERNÁNDEZ

    WIT Press 2013; US$ 398.00

    In earthquake-prone regions of the world it is important not only to ensure that new facilities meet optimal standards but also that existing structures and infrastructure be retrofitted and rehabilitated. As world populations concentrate in urban areas, the stakes in human life and property of such natural disasters as earthquakes becomes higher and... more...

  • History of Architectural Conservationby Jukka Jokilehto

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 84.95

    A History of Architectural Conservation expands knowledge about the conservation of ancient monuments, works of art and historic buildings. It includes the origins of the interest in conservation within the European context, and the development of the concepts from Antiquity and the Renaissance to the present day. Jokilehto illustrates how this development... more...

  • American Lighthousesby Ray Jones; Bruce Roberts; Cheryl Shelton-Roberts

    Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    This illustrated, one-of-a-kind guidebook describes more than 450 lighthouses, detailing their history and architecture and providing full information on visiting or just viewing them. Included are many "endangered" lights, threatened by erosion or lack of funding, and "ghost lights," which are no longer standing. more...

  • North Carolina Lighthousesby Bruce Roberts; Cheryl Shelton-Roberts

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    A stunning, full-color celebration of some of the world?s most famous lighthouses, the shoreline they stand on, and the people who have worked to protect them The lore and history of North Carolina?s seafaring past comes to life in the text by Cheryl Shelton-Roberts and photographs by Bruce Roberts. more...

  • Building Legislation and Historic Buildingsby Alan C. Parnell

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Building Legislation and Historic Buildings offers a guide to the application of the Building Regulations, the Public Health Acts, the Fire Precautions Act, the Housing Act and other legislation relevant to historic buildings. The purpose is to aid the architect in tackling his own design problems and support him in his negotiations with the various... more...

  • Places of Health and Amusementby Katy Layton-Jones; Robert Lee

    Historic England 2015; US$ 5.82

    This book explores the rich legacy of parks in Liverpool, from the forgotten open spaces of the 18th century town, through the pioneering creation of a 'ribbon of parks' in the 19th century, a period of decline after the Second World War, to the situation today. Attractively illustrated with archive and contemporary photographs and drawings, the book... more...

  • Villa of the Birdsby Wojciech Kolataj; Grzegorz Majcherek

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 28.99

    This fascinating book describes the excavation and preservation of three early Roman villas in Egypt?s ancient port city of Alexandria. Chronicling the work of the Polish Archaeological Mission in Alexandria, Villa of the Birds is an engaging and informative account of how these ancient dwellings were unearthed, and how the famous mosaic floors were... more...

  • Traditional Buildings in the Oxford Regionby John Steane; James Ayres

    Oxbow Books 2013; US$ 45.00

    The pivotal position of the Oxford region in the geological and therefore building history of England is of fundamental importance to the study of traditional construction. Oxford occupies a central position on the ancient route between Northampton and Southampton and on the east - west road between London, The West Country, Wales and Ireland. For... more...