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Historic Preservation

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  • A Graveyard Preservation Primerby Lynette Strangstad

    AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • Old & Newby Frank Peter Jäger

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 112.00

    Old and New provides a comprehensive overview of intelligent approaches for working with existing building stock. Presented in this volume are everyday projects such as the revitalizing of structures from the 1950s to the 1970s but also more specialized examples. Including essays on technical aspects such as improving energy efficiency and working... more...

  • Reinventing Brantfordby Leo Groarke

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 14.99

    In Reinventing Brantford , Leo Groarke revisits the grandeur of Brantfords past, explores its economic collapse, and tells the story of the arrival of Wilfred Laurier University, its early struggles, its commitment to historic restoration, and its ultimate success as a catalyst for urban renewal. more...

  • The Country Blacksmithby David Mcdougall

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    This book tells the story of the country blacksmith and his importance as the hub of village life. It describes his techniques, tools, and contribution to rural work. It includes the mythology of the blacksmith and the good fortune brought by horseshoes - and which way to hang them up! Thought at one time to be a declining craft, this book highlights... more...

  • 40 Jahre Welterbekonventionby Marie-Theres Albert; Birgitta Ringbeck

    De Gruyter 2014; 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 degree by... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    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...

  • Country Houses of Tasmaniaby Alice Bennett; Georgia Warner

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 36.35

    A glorious pictorial celebration of Tasmania's finest private residences. more...

  • John Nolen and the Metropolitan Landscapeby Jody Beck

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    "A model city, the hope of democracy" ? John Nolen on his suggested plans for Madison, Wisconsin This book connects John Nolen's political and social visions with his design proposals by analyzing his extensive writings, personal correspondence and some of his most significant works.  While John Nolen is best known as a city planner, he trained... 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...

  • The Hidden White Houseby Robert Klara

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    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.   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...