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Historic Preservation

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...