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Historic Preservation

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  • Conservation of Furnitureby Shayne Rivers; Nick Umney

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 94.00

    This book is a comprehensive resource covering the principles and practice of the conservation and restoration of furniture, and other decorative art objects made wholly or partly of wood. It integrates theory with practice to show the principles which govern interaction between wooden objects, the environmental and conservation treatments and the... more...

  • The Emergence of the Interiorby Charles Rice

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 69.95

    Taking a radical position counter to many previous histories and theories of the interior, domesticity and the home, The Emergence of the Interior considers how the concept and experience of the domestic interior have been formed from the beginning of the nineteenth century. It considers the interior's emergence in relation to the thinking of Walter... more...

  • Conservation and Restoration of Glassby Sandra Davison; R.G. Newton

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 190.00

    Conservation and Restoration of Glass is an in-depth guide to the materials and practices required for the care and preservation of glass objects. It provides thorough coverage of both theoretical and practical aspects of glass conservation. This new edition of Newton and Davison's original book, Conservation of Glass, includes sections on the nature... more...

  • Cultural Landscapesby Richard Longstreth; Susan Calafate Boyle

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00

    Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapes—the combined fabric of the natural and man-made environments—is a relatively new and often misunderstood idea among preservationists, but it is of increasing importance. The essays collected in this... more...

  • Understanding Historic Building Conservationby Michael Forsyth

    Wiley 2013; US$ 67.00

    This book is the first in a series of volumes that combine conservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge of traditional materials, and structural and constructional conservation techniques and technology: Understanding Historic Building Conservation Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation Materials... more...

  • Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Citiesby Dennis Rodwell

    Wiley 2008; US$ 109.00

    'There are only a limited number of books on the subject of urban conservation and [this book] is a welcome addition' Journal of Architectural Conservation 'Provides a rounded discussion of sustainability, urban conservation and cultural identity, highlighting the links between them and ending with summary of the challenges and opportunities' Context... more...

  • Structures and Construction in Historic Building Conservationby Michael Forsyth

    Wiley 2008; US$ 104.00

    This book is the second in a series of volumes that combine conservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge of traditional materials, and structural and constructional conservation techniques and technology: Understanding Historic Building Conservation Structures & Construction in Historic Building Conservation Materials... more...

  • The Cathedral ‘Open and Free’by Alex Bruce

    Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 25.00

    This book sets the work of Frank Selwyn Macaulay Bennett, Dean of Chester 1920–37, in context, and traces the influence on other cathedrals of the changes he instituted at Chester. His earlier work as parish priest and his interrelated writings on theology and on education, health, and ecumenism are examined for the light they shed on his practice.... more...

  • The Once and Future New Yorkby Randall Mason

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 84.00

    In the popular imagination, the controversial 1963 demolition of Pennsylvania Station gave birth to New York City’s historic preservation movement. As Randall Mason reveals, however, historic preservation has been a persistent force in the development of New York since the 1890s, when the city’s leading politicians, planners, and architects... more...

  • A House in Fezby Suzanna Clarke

    Pocket Books 2009; US$ 18.99

    The Medina -- the Old City -- of Fez is the best-preserved, medieval walled city in the world. Inside this vibrant Moroccan community, internet cafes and mobile phones coexist with a maze of donkey-trod alleyways, thousand-year-old sewer systems, and Arab-style houses, gorgeous with intricate, if often shabby, mosaic work. While vacationing in... more...