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Historic Preservation

  • Grotte de Bruniquelby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de la grotte de Bruniquel avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! La grotte de Bruniquel est localisée dans le sud-ouest de la France, dans le département du Tarn-et-Garonne. Exploré à partir de 1990, ce vaste site souterrain recèle notamment des indices d’occupation humaine… Un ouvrage spécialement conçu pour le numérique... more...

  • Grotte de Lascauxby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de la grotte de Lascaux avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! La découverte de Lascaux fit soudainement entrer l'art dans la préhistoire de l'humanité ; c'était en 1940, alors que les recherches préhistoriques nées en France et particulièrement développées dans le Périgord n'étaient pas encore centenaires… Un ouvrage spécialement... more...

  • An Introduction to the Geography of Tourismby Velvet Nelson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 56.00

    Tourism is an astonishingly complex phenomenon that is becoming an ever-greater part of life in today’s global world. This clear and engaging text introduces undergraduate students to this vast subject through the lens of geography, the only field with the breadth to consider all of the aspects, activities, and perspectives that constitute tourism.... more...

  • Curated Decayby Caitlin DeSilvey

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Transporting readers from derelict homesteads to imperiled harbors, postindustrial ruins to Cold War test sites, Curated Decay presents an unparalleled provocation to conventional thinking on the conservation of cultural heritage. Caitlin DeSilvey proposes rethinking the care of certain vulnerable sites in terms of ecology and entropy, and explains... more...

  • Heritage Building Information Modellingby Yusuf Arayici; John Counsell; Lamine Mahdjoubi; Gehan Ahmed Nagy; Soheir Hawas; Khaled Dweidar

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 100.00

    Building Information Modelling (BIM) is being debated, tested and implemented wherever you look across the built environment sector. This book is about Heritage Building Information Modelling (HBIM), which necessarily differs from the commonplace applications of BIM to new construction. Where BIM is being used, the focus is still very much on design... more...

  • Architectural Conservation in Asiaby John H. Stubbs; Robert G. Thomson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country-by-country analysis adopted by the book draws out local insights, experiences, best practice and solutions... more...

  • Master Builder of the Lower Rio Grandeby W. Eugene George DECEASED; Mary Carolyn Hollers George; Mariá Eugenia Guerra; Stephen Fox

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    In 1865, Heinrich Portscheller emigrated to Mexico from his native Germany, perhaps motivated by a desire to avoid compulsory military service in the Austro-Prussian War. The scion of a well-known family of masons and master builders, he had the misfortune to disembark at Veracruz during the Franco-Mexican War. Portscheller and his traveling companion... more...

  • Sketches of Early American Architectureby O.R. Eggers; William H. Crocker

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 14.95

    These 53 magnificent drawings by a distinguished architect recapture landmarks of colonial America. Originally published in 1922, Otto Reinhold Eggers' portfolio of pencil sketches depicts historic structures in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Baltimore as well as those of smaller towns in Connecticut, Virginia, and elsewhere. Images of churches,... more...

  • Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret - Restoration of the Clarté Building, Genevaby Office du patrimoine et des sites

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 59.95

    The book describes the story of Clarté, Le Corbusier’s first apartment building, continuing the narrative into the 21st century. The steel skeleton building completed in Geneva in 1930/1932 is a prototype of the Moderne style and a precursor of the Unité d’Habitation. The building was neglected for many decades and not listed as a historic building... more...

  • Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret - Restauration de l'Immeuble Clarté, Genèveby Office du patrimoine et des sites

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 70.00

    The book tells the story of Clarté, Le Corbusier’s first apartment building. The steel skeleton building completed in Geneva in 1932 is a precursor of the Unité d’Habitation. In 2007 the external envelope was repaired, followed by a refurbishment of the interior, in which preservation requirements are exemplified. The building log book is illustrated... more...