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- 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...
- Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 37.21
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...