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Historic Preservation

  • 110 Turn-of-the-Century House Designsby R. W. Shoppell

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    With its wealth of representative styles and its emphasis on craftsmanship and exterior design, the late-Victorian era ranks among the halcyon days in American house building. This survey of the era's traditional designs?reproduced from a rare edition?offers a complete and authentic guide to faithful restorations or re-creations. A New York City-based... more...

  • 40 Jahre Welterbekonventionby Marie-Theres Albert; Birgitta Ringbeck

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00

    Since the signing of the World Heritage Convention in 1972, the idea of protecting and making use of the world's cultural and natural heritage has gained in popularity. Over time, however, a number of models for utilization have been developed that are no longer based solely on ideas of sustainability. Instead, they are shaped to a growing... more...

  • 40 Years World Heritage Conventionby Marie-Theres Albert; Birgitta Ringbeck

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00

    Since the adoption of the World Heritage Convention in 1972, the notion that cultural and natural heritage need to be protected and properly utilized has gained popularity. Over time, however, such utilization concepts were less focused on ideas of sustainability and became increasingly influenced by commercial interests. This publication... more...

  • Adams' Building Constructionby Henry Adams

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 105.00

    Henry Adams' Building Construction was first published in 1906. It was reprinted several times and revised in 1912 with the addition of 24 pages on reinforced concrete. Beautifully illustrated with over 2,300 engravings and twelve tinted plates, it is reprinted here, unabridged, for the first time in nearly one hundred years. Adams' work sits comfortably... more...

  • American Lighthousesby Ray Jones; Bruce Roberts; Cheryl Shelton-Roberts

    Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    This illustrated, one-of-a-kind guidebook describes more than 450 lighthouses, detailing their history and architecture and providing full information on visiting or just viewing them. Included are many "endangered" lights, threatened by erosion or lack of funding, and "ghost lights," which are no longer standing. more...

  • Ante Bellum Houses of the Bluegrassby Clay Lancaster

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The ante bellum homes of Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky, are both more numerous and more distinctive in design than those of many communities of similar age. Founded in 1775, Lexington by the turn of the century had become the chief cultural center north of New Orleans and west of the Alleghenies. During the eight decades between the Revolution... more...

  • Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americasby John H. Stubbs; Makaš; Emily G.; Mounir Bouchenaki

    Wiley 2011; US$ 120.00

    “From such well-known and long-vexed sites as the AthenianAcropolis to more contemporary locales like the Space Age Modernistcapital city of Brasília, the conflicting and not alwaysneatly resolvable forces that bear upon preservation are addressedas clearly and thoughtfully as the general reader could hopefor.”— New York Review... more...

  • Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restorationby Lesley Durbin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.00

    Providing hands on advice for the conservator, Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration is a unique and valuable guide. Topics covered offer practical guidance on conservation and restoration techniques including the problems of manufacture, cleaning, replacement or repair and mortars. Techniques are illustrated by comprehensive case studies,... more...

  • Architecture and Armed Conflictby JoAnne Mancini; Keith Bresnahan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    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...

  • The Architecture of McKim, Mead & White in Photographs, Plans and Elevationsby Mead & McKim White

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 27.00

    First one-volume paperback edition of one of the most important documents in American architecture. Depicted are over 130 structures ? the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pierpont Morgan Library, Tiffany & Company, and the original Penn Station, among others, in New York, as well as many important landmarks in other cities. 435 photographs, over 250 line... more...