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Historic Preservation

  • Old House Care and Repairby Janet Collings

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 36.95

    Owners of old houses are often baffled by the confusing advice they receive from their builders, architects or surveyors who may be more familiar with repairing modern buildings than dealing with the issues associated with traditional houses. Old houses generally require a different approach, one, for instance, which takes account of their need to... 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...

  • Access to the Historic Environment: Meeting the Needs of Disabled Peopleby Lisa Foster; Patrick Nuttgens

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.99

    Access for disabled people in historic settings is more than just a temporary ramp over the front steps for a wheelchair user. It is a commitment to create integrated use and enjoyment of historic monuments for everyone, including people with mobility or sensory impairments, older people, parents with small children, or those temporarily disabled... more...

  • Architectural Conservation: Issues and Developmentsby Vincent Shacklock

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 41.95

    This authoritative book offers contributions from leading practitioners and scholars presenting an assessment of the current state of conservation in the UK. It raises concerns about the ambivalence within government towards heritage protection. It considers the need for a clear understanding of the value of architectural heritage; the importance... 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...

  • Conservation of Historic Buildings and Their Contentsby David Watt; Belinda Colston

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 34.95

    The conference entitled 'Where Conservation Meets Conservation', held at De Montfort University, Leicester on 9 September 2002 provided the opportunity to explore the interface between historic buildings and their contents by recognizing the interrelationships between architectural and object conservation. Within this, consideration was given to the... more...

  • Creative Reuse of Buildings: Volume Oneby Derek Latham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Addresses the advantages and practicalities involved in the issue of the creative re-use of existing buildings. more...

  • Geology of Building Stonesby John Allen Howe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    John Allen Howe's book, The Geology of Building Stones , written in 1910, was the first major reference work to feature information on the considerable range of building stones which were being used in the UK and which were still being quarried at that time. This important and useful publication, now reprinted by Donhead, offers very detailed information... more...

  • Stone Decayby B.J. Smith; A. Turkington

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume offers valuable insights into the nature of decay processes and the factors that control them. It presents several studies on the impact of pollution on stonework in urban environments. Important methodological contributions cover: the mapping of facades to explain rates of decay associated with conservation actions; the laboratory simulation... more...

  • Historic Wooden Architecture in Europe and Russiaby Evgeny Khodakovsky; Siri Skjold Lexau

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 112.00

    This reference book explains the current state of research on contemporary methods and procedures for dealing with historic timber structures. It summarizes the results of a buildings researchers' conference in late 2014 in Prague, which was dedicated to the three main aspects essential to dealing with historic timber structures: construction,... more...