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Historic Preservation

  • 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 - Restauration de l'Immeuble Clarté, Genèveby Office du patrimoine et des sites

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 53.04

    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...

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

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 53.04

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Railway Goods Shed and Warehouse in Englandby John Minnis

    Historic England 2016; US$ 7.23

    Although goods traffic accounted in many cases for a higher proportion of railway companies? revenue than passengers, the buildings associated with it have received very little attention in comparison to their passenger counterparts. They once played as important a role in distribution as the ?big sheds? near motorway junctions do today. The book shows... more...

  • Schillernde Unschärfeby Tino Mager

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 53.04

    Historische Bauwerke erlauben uns Einsichten in das Wesen an sich bereits verflüchtigter, auf andere Weise nicht mehr erfahrbarer Zeitabschnitte. Doch wie ?authentisch? sind diese Relikte und was meint diese Frage eigentlich? Anhand der Betrachtung dieses hochaktuellen Begriffs ? Authentizität ? zeigt das Buch auf, wie stark sich die Werke der Vergangenheit... more...