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Historic Preservation

  • Perceptions of Sustainability in Heritage Studiesby Marie-Theres Albert

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00

    This publication discusses sustainability as it directly concerns the potentials of the different approaches for World Heritage and for Intangible Heritage. The inclusion of the four dimensions of sustainability, which are environmental, economic, social and cultural, into Heritage Studies discourse opens a new perspective on the discourse... more...

  • Windowsby Michael Tutton; Elizabeth Hirst; Hentie Louw; Jill Pearce

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 115.00

    This is the first and only reference volume covering the subject of windows in depth - no other book offers this wealth of practical detail. It is highly accessible, written for both the professional and interested layperson Written by a team of 15 experts - surveyors, structural engineers, craftsmen and conservators describing their own approaches... more...

  • Modern Practical Masonryby Edmund George Warland

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 79.95

    This work provides a clear and simple guide to the subject, based on meticulous and beautiful drawings. Organized in three sections, it includes chapters on construction details; methods of working particular structural shapes; both basic and advanced geometry and setting-out. It also includes forms and tables omitted from later editions to be used... more...

  • Plastering Plain and Decorative: 4th Revised Editionby William Millar; George Bankart

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 110.00

    William Millar's classic book "Plastering Plain and Decorative" is universally referred to as the 'Plasterer's Bible'. It was first published in 1897 and was clearly a great success, with a second edition following a couple of years later in 1899 and a third edition in 1905 (a reprint of the first edition is available from Donhead). In 1927 the publishers,... more...

  • Manchester: The warehouse legacyby Simon Taylor; Malcolm Cooper; P S Barnwell

    Historic England 2015; US$ 5.82

    Manchester is known for its cotton mills, the Town Hall and its imposing commercial architecture, but it is textile warehouses that provide the distinctive element in its streetscape and make it unlike any other town in England. These warehouses were only built during the century following 1825 - a relatively short time in the history of Manchester... more...

  • Defending Scillyby Mark Bowden; Allan Brodie

    Historic England 2015; US$ 10.19

    The Isles of Scilly are renowned for their natural beauty, wild flowers and temperate climate, but there is another reason to visit these paradise islands. Since the 16th century they have been in the frontline of this country?s military defences and successive generations of fortifications have survived in Scilly, unmatched in any other location... more...

  • Manchester's Northern Quarterby Simon Taylor; Julian Holder

    Historic England 2015; US$ 5.82

    This book raises awareness of the wide range and the varied character of the historic buildings which make up the Northern Quarter?s townscape and the forces and trends which contributed to its appearance. It also shows how the area has evolved over the last two and a half centuries, forming the historic backdrop to everyday life in a particularly... more...

  • ‘One Great Workshop'by Nicola Wray; Bob Hawkins; Colum Giles

    Historic England 2015; US$ 5.82

    Illustrated throughout, this book presents a summary of the Sheffield metal trades including a description of the processes involved and the special environment produced by the buildings of the industry. It also describes conservation issues. more...

  • Margate's Seaside Heritageby Nigel Barker; Allan Brodie; Nick Dermott; Lucy Jessop; Gary Winter

    Historic England 2015; US$ 5.82

    The seaside holiday and the seaside resort are two of England?s greatest exports to the world. Since the early 18th century, when some of the wealthiest people first sought improved health by bathing in saltwater, the lure of the sea has been a fundamental part of the British way of life, and millions of people still head to the coast each year. Margate... more...

  • Ordinary Landscapes, Special Placesby Adam Menuge

    Historic England 2015; US$ 10.19

    Most of England?s larger towns and cities are ringed by extensive suburbs dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, ranging from the opulent, spacious and leafy villa suburbs of the prosperous middle class to the dense gridirons of working-class and lower middle-class housing. The product of rapid urbanisation and industrialisation, these suburbs,... more...