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Historic Preservation

  • Tradition Todayby R Adam; M. Hardy

    WIT Press 2008; US$ 68.00

    In January 2002, after a two year gestation period, the International Network for Traditional Buildings, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) was launched. To celebrate the launch, a conference was held to debate the place of tradition in modern society. While INTBAU was specifically concerned with building and urbanism, if tradition was indeed relevant... more...

  • Adams' Building Constructionby Henry Adams

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 105.00

    Henry Adams' Building Construction was first published in 1906. It was reprinted several times and revised in 1912 with the addition of 24 pages on reinforced concrete. Beautifully illustrated with over 2,300 engravings and twelve tinted plates, it is reprinted here, unabridged, for the first time in nearly one hundred years. Adams' work sits comfortably... more...

  • Perceptions of Sustainability in Heritage Studiesby Marie-Theres Albert

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00

    This publication discusses sustainability as it directly concerns the potentials of the different approaches for World Heritage and for Intangible Heritage. The inclusion of the four dimensions of sustainability, which are environmental, economic, social and cultural, into Heritage Studies discourse opens a new perspective on the discourse... more...

  • 40 Jahre Welterbekonventionby Marie-Theres Albert; Birgitta Ringbeck

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00

    Since the signing of the World Heritage Convention in 1972, the idea of protecting and making use of the world's cultural and natural heritage has gained in popularity. Over time, however, a number of models for utilization have been developed that are no longer based solely on ideas of sustainability. Instead, they are shaped to a growing... more...

  • 40 Years World Heritage Conventionby Marie-Theres Albert; Birgitta Ringbeck

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00

    Since the adoption of the World Heritage Convention in 1972, the notion that cultural and natural heritage need to be protected and properly utilized has gained popularity. Over time, however, such utilization concepts were less focused on ideas of sustainability and became increasingly influenced by commercial interests. This publication... more...

  • Hydraulic Lime Mortar for Stone, Brick and Block Masonryby Geoffrey Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95

    This best practice guide to using hydraulic lime mortar is the result of a research project by the UK Limes team which studied the performance application and classification of hydraulic limes for the construction industry. It will prove invaluable for all building practitioners, contractors and tradesmen specifying or handling hydraulic lime on site.... more...

  • Historic Preservation and the Livable Cityby Eric W. Allison; Lauren Peters

    Wiley 2010; US$ 80.00

    For both the preservation professional and urban planner, this book shows how preservation is a key to the creation of livable cities. The author Eric Allison, the founder and coordinated of the graduate historic preservation program at Pratt Institute in New York City, offers tools and case studies that preservationists and planners can learn from... more...

  • Measured and Drawnby David Andrews; Jon Bedford; Bill Blake; Paul Bryan; Tom Cromwell

    English Heritage Publishing 2013; US$ 21.88

    An introduction to the techniques used for recording historic places. Based on the experiences of practitioners working for English Heritage, it has been prepared as a guide to the widening variety of methods available in the production of documentation for conservation. more...

  • Conservation of Ruinsby John Ashurst

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 135.00

    Despite growing international awareness of the presence and significance of ruined buildings and archaeological sites, and the increasingly sophisticated technology available for the collection of data about them, these sites continue to be at risk across the globe. Conservation of Ruins defines and describes these risks, which range from neglect,... more...

  • Cleaning Historic Buildings: v. 1by Nicola Ashurst

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    What happens to the fabric of a historic building if it is not cleaned? What is soiling, how does it affect the building? What cleaning methods should be used? This first of a comprehensive two-volume guide addresses these important and controversial questions, along with many others, and offers practical guidance on appropriate cleaning techniques,... more...