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Historic Preservation

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  • 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...

  • Authentic Color Schemes for Victorian Housesby E. K. Rossiter; F. A. Wright

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 17.95

    This rare book invited homeowners of the Victorian era to eschew "white houses with green blinds" and join in the revolutionary trend towards colorful houses. They explain clearly how to mix primary and secondary colors to achieve such popular, mellow tones of the period as olive, russet, citrine, buff, plum, and sage. 20 color plates. more...

  • Fences, Gates and Garden Housesby Carl F. Schmidt

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95

    A wealth of measured drawings and photographs depict wood fences, gates, and small garden houses of New England. Portrays several items from the 1770s to the 1820s, many of which no longer exist. more...

  • A Graveyard Preservation Primerby Lynette Strangstad

    AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 37.99

    A Graveyard Preservation Primer has proven itself to be a time-tested resource for many who are seeking information regarding the protection and preservation of historic graveyards This fresh, updated edition has new information regarding project planning, documentation, research, landscaping, archaeology, current conservation treatments, public... more...

  • Historic Wooden Architecture in Europe and Russiaby Evgeny Khodakovsky; Siri Skjold Lexau

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 112.00

    This reference book explains the current state of research on contemporary methods and procedures for dealing with historic timber structures. It summarizes the results of a buildings researchers' conference in late 2014 in Prague, which was dedicated to the three main aspects essential to dealing with historic timber structures: construction,... more...

  • Old House Care and Repairby Janet Collings

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 36.95

    Owners of old houses are often baffled by the confusing advice they receive from their builders, architects or surveyors who may be more familiar with repairing modern buildings than dealing with the issues associated with traditional houses. Old houses generally require a different approach, one, for instance, which takes account of their need to... more...

  • The Weathering of Natural Building Stonesby R.J. Schaffer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Provides a general account of the factors which cause decay of building stones and a summary of the best methods to reduce the incidence of decay. It discusses weathering associated with natural defects inherent in stone and examines issues of weathering caused by bad workmanship or errors in the selection of material. Decay through chemical and natural... more...

  • 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...

  • Clay Lancaster's Kentuckyby James D. Birchfield

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    With a Foreword by Roger W. Moss Although Clay Lancaster (1917-2000) established himself as an expert on New York brownstones and California bungalows, the nationally known architectural historian also spent four decades photographing architecture in his native Kentucky. Lancaster had no flash bulb, no tripod, no close-up or wide-angle lenses, but... more...

  • Contested and Shared Places of Memoryby Jorg Hackmann; Marko Lehti

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The Baltic?Russian debates on the past have become a hot spot of European memory politics. Violent protests and international tensions accompanying the removal of the "Bronze Soldier" monument, which commemorated the Soviet liberation of Tallinn in 1944, from the city centre in April 2007 have demonstrated the political impact that contested sites... more...