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  • 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...

  • 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$ 7.29

    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$ 53.23

    Mit dem Paradigma der Authentizität gelangte philosophischer Sprengstoff in das Fundament gegenwärtiger Kulturerbetheorien. Wie sich Authentizität im Hinblick auf architektonisches Erbe konstituiert blieb indes unausgesprochen und zunächst auch ungefragt. Das Buch erforscht systematisch die fachspezifischen Ursprünge dieses Leitbegriffs und die... more...

  • Saving San Antonioby Lewis F. Fisher

    Trinity University Press 2016; US$ 27.50

    Few American cities enjoy the likes of San Antonio's visual links with its dramatic past. The Alamo and four other Spanish missions, recently marked as a UNESCO World Heritage site, are the most obvious but there are a host of landmarks and folkways that have survived over the course of nearly three centuries that still lend San Antonio an "odd and... more...

  • If Venice Diesby Salvatore Settis; André Naffis-Sahely

    New Vessel Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    A passionate, eloquent plea to save the soul of the world's greatest architectural treasures. more...

  • The President Is Dead!by Louis L. Picone

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 29.99

    A fun, anecdote-filled, encyclopedic look at the circumstances surrounding the deaths of every president and a few almost presidents,? such as Jefferson Davis. Packed with fun facts and presidential trivia, The President Is Dead! tells you everything you could possibly want to know about how our presidents, from George Washington to Gerald Ford... more...

  • 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...