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  • The Country Blacksmithby David L. McDougall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    The blacksmith was once crucial to village life, whether commissioned for the humblest repair, the most luxurious ironwork or even the odd anvil marriage. Occupying prime position in the village, the forge attracted custom from miles around and was a hive of industry and social interaction. David L. McDougall here describes the varied work blacksmiths... more...

  • Physionomie des paroisses de Parisby Anonyme; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "On a beaucoup écrit, discuté, sur l'origine de l'église Saint-Sulpice : les uns font remonter son ancienneté jusqu'aux temps voisins de Charlemagne ; les autres, au contraire, lui donnent une date plus moderne ; mais convaincus, que nous sommes, du peu d'intérêt de ces sortes de questions pour le lecteur, nous nous garderons bien de suivre... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Curated Decayby Caitlin DeSilvey

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Transporting readers from derelict homesteads to imperiled harbors, postindustrial ruins to Cold War test sites, Curated Decay presents an unparalleled provocation to conventional thinking on the conservation of cultural heritage. Caitlin DeSilvey proposes rethinking the care of certain vulnerable sites in terms of ecology and entropy, and explains... more...

  • At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoeby Patricia Moore-Pastides; Harris Pastides

    University of South Carolina Press 2017; Not Available

    A pictorial and narrative tour of a historic landmark at the center of the university’s original campus more...

  • Case Study Strategies for Architects and Designersby Marja Sarvimaki

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    Case Study Strategies for Architects and  Designers explains methods in evidence-based design, also called practice-based research, to show you the value of research to your designs. Topics covered pertain to data collection and analysis techniques, including surveys, interviews, fieldwork, participatory design, occupancy evaluations, and memory... more...

  • Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XVby C.A. Brebbia; V. Echarri

    WIT Press 2017; US$ 188.00

    Comprising papers presented at the 15th International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture this volume brings together global contributions from scientists, architects, engineers and restoration experts dealing with different aspects of heritage buildings, including the preservation of architectural heritage. more...

  • Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret - Restoration of the Clarté Building, Genevaby Office du patrimoine et des sites

    Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 59.95

    The book describes the story of Clarté, Le Corbusier’s first apartment building, continuing the narrative into the 21st century. The steel skeleton building completed in Geneva in 1930/1932 is a prototype of the Moderne style and a precursor of the Unité d’Habitation. The building was neglected for many decades and not listed as a historic building... more...