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Historic Preservation

  • 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...

  • Schillernde Unschärfeby Tino Mager

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 54.91

    Mit dem Paradigma der Authentizität gelangte philosophischer Sprengstoff in das Fundament gegenwärtiger Kulturerbetheorien. Wie sich Authentizität im Hinblick auf architektonisches Erbe konstituiert blieb indes unausgesprochen und zunächst auch ungefragt. Das Buch erforscht systematisch die fachspezifischen Ursprünge dieses Leitbegriffs und die... more...

  • The President Is Dead!by Louis L. Picone

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 29.99

    A fun, anecdote-filled, encyclopedic look at the circumstances surrounding the deaths of every president and a few almost presidents,? such as Jefferson Davis. Packed with fun facts and presidential trivia, The President Is Dead! tells you everything you could possibly want to know about how our presidents, from George Washington to Gerald Ford... 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...

  • 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...

  • Measurement and Recording of Historic Buildingsby Peter Swallow; Sophie Jackson; Jonathan Godfrey; Ross Dallas; Andrew Westman; David Watt

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Now in its second edition, this book provides a practical guide to measured building surveys with special emphasis on recording the fabric of historic buildings. It includes two new chapters dealing with modern survey practice using instruments and photographic techniques, as well as a chapter examining recording methods as used on a specific project... more...

  • Physionomie des paroisses de Parisby Anonyme; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "On a beaucoup écrit, discuté, sur l'origine de l'église Saint-Sulpice : les uns font remonter son ancienneté jusqu'aux temps voisins de Charlemagne ; les autres, au contraire, lui donnent une date plus moderne ; mais convaincus, que nous sommes, du peu d'intérêt de ces sortes de questions pour le lecteur, nous nous garderons bien de suivre... more...

  • Le Palais du Luxembourgby Arthur Hustin; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "L'histoire du Palais du Luxembourg est fort complexe. On peut rechercher en quelles mains son sol a passé ; c'est son histoire immobilière. On peut envisager sa construction et ses transformations, suivant ses affectations successives ; c'est son histoire architecturale. Et celle-ci a un corollaire obligé : son histoire décorative. L'histoire... more...

  • Les Hôtels historiques de Parisby George Bonnefons; Albert Lenoir; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Aucun art n'éprouve plus que l'architecture l'influence des m?urs, c'est un miroir où elles se réfléchissent pour se transmettre aux générations futures. Si donc les édifices publics élevés par une nation sont appelés à faire connaître les grands traits de son histoire, sa religion et ses institutions politiques, il est un genre de monuments... more...

  • The Weathering of Natural Building Stonesby R.J. Schaffer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Provides a general account of the factors which cause decay of building stones and a summary of the best methods to reduce the incidence of decay. It discusses weathering associated with natural defects inherent in stone and examines issues of weathering caused by bad workmanship or errors in the selection of material. Decay through chemical and natural... more...