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Historic Preservation

  • Architecture and Armed Conflictby JoAnne Mancini; Keith Bresnahan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Architecture and Armed Conflict is the first multi-authored scholarly book to address this theme from a comparative, interdisciplinary perspective. By bringing together specialists from a range of relevant fields, and with knowledge of case studies across time and space, it provides the first synthetic body of research on the complex, multifaceted... more...

  • Mortars and Cementsby L.J. Vicat; J. Hawkesworth; J. T. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.00

    L. J. Vicat's investigations into the nature and use of limes first appeared in this English language edition in 1837 translated by Captain J. T. Smith, with the inclusion of extensive notes on developments in England at that time. Vicat's work is of immense interest and importance as it critically reviews the practices of time, sifting the good ones... more...

  • Counterheritageby Denis Byrne

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The claim that heritage practice in Asia is Eurocentric may be well-founded, but the view that local people in Asia need to be educated by heritage practitioners and governments to properly conserve their heritage distracts from the responsibility of educating oneself about the local-popular beliefs and practices which constitute the bedrock of most... more...

  • Rechtssysteme im Donauraumby Ellen Bos; KÓlmÓn P˛cza

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 54.94

    Im ersten Teil des Sammelbandes wird der gegenseitige Einfluss der Rechtssysteme und Rechtskulturen des Donauraumes und des ungarischen Rechtssystems aufeinander im Mittelalter und der frŘhen Neuzeit behandelt. Der zweite Teil des Sammelbandes widmet sich dem Rechtstransfer durch ▄bersetzung. Hier stehen die sich aus der Mehrsprachigkeit in der Donau-Monarchie... more...

  • Consuming Architectureby Daniel Maudlin; Marcel Vellinga

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Projecting forward in time from the processes of design and construction that are so often the focus of architectural discourse, Consuming Architecture examines the variety of ways in which buildings are consumed after they have been produced, focusing in particular on processes of occupation, appropriation and interpretation. Drawing on contributions... more...

  • Practical Stone Masonryby Peter Hill; John David

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.00

    Focuses on the craft of the stonemason. This book covers the basic methods of working stone, the making of specialized tools, and, includes a full analysis of the procedures for setting-out for repairs. It also looks at the causes of decay in stone and outline methods for repair of both stone and mortar. more...

  • Heritageby J.D. Fladmark

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.00

    Deals with policy, methods and techniques for the stewardship of our land and our cultural assets. The focus is on interpretation and presentation of heritage themes. Individual contributions celebrate achievements and debate issues relating to the natural and built environment. more...

  • Staircases: History, Repair and Conservationby James W. P. Campbell; Michael Tutton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 110.00

    The first major reference volume devoted entirely to the understanding of staircases and the issues surrounding their repair and conservation. Each chapter has been especially written by experts in their respective fields. The book is essential reading for professionals and anyone with an interest in staircases. It deals with the history; dating;... more...

  • The Hidden White Houseby Robert Klara

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Critically acclaimed author Robert Klara leads readers through an unmatched tale of political ambition and technical skill: the Truman administration?s controversial rebuilding of the White House. á In 1948, President Harry Truman, enjoying a bath on the White House?s second floor, almost plunged through the ceiling of the Blue Room into a tea... more...

  • Modern Movement Heritageby Allen Cunningham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.95

    An introduction to the subject and the specific problems related to the conservation of modern structures. Celebrating the first five years of DoCoMoMo's role and influence, this collection covers policy, planning, and construction. more...