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  • Masonry, Bricklaying and Plasteringby Robert Scott Burn

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 115.00

    Robert Scott Burn wrote this book in 1871 at a time of great developments in science, industry and exploration, and when materials for engineering and building were constantly being improved and replaced. It offers, therefore, a useful coverage of both traditional techniques and materials such as stone, brick and pise, but also examines the developments... more...

  • Geometry of Construction: For Builders, Architects, Engineersby T.B. Nichols; Norman Keep

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 50.00

    Geometry of Construction  has long been acknowledged as the most concise and instructive guide to the technical geometry of the construction industry, and a vital resource for students in architecture, carpentry, stonemasonry and engineering. Beginning with the very basics of technical drawing, it provides a series of increasingly complex exercises... more...

  • Decorative Plasterwork in Great Britainby Geoffrey Beard; Jeff Orton; Richard Ireland

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.00

    Decorative plasterwork was created by skilled craftsmen, and for over four hundred years it has been an essential part of the interior decoration of the British country house. In this detailed and comprehensive study, Geoffrey Beard has created a book that will delight the eye and inform the interested reader. For those who have sometimes been puzzled... more...

  • Practical Masonry: A Guide to the Art of Stone Cuttingby William R. Purchase

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Regarded by many as the stonemason's bible, Practical Masonry has for many years been one of the best technical stone masonry books available for both apprentices and experienced masons. Originally written in 1896 and published by Crosby Lockwood & Son of London, it met with great acclaim and the correspondence received by the author was that of... more...

  • Specifications in Detailby Frank W. Macey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 95.00

    Sir Roger Pratt's "Rules for the Guidance of Architects", written on 7 December 1665, included the following statements which embody succinctly the principles of the specification of building works and indeed of contract administration, and are as true today as they were nearly 350 years ago: To determine anything without due premeditation is rashness.... more...

  • Cements, Limes and Plastersby Edwin Clarence Eckel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 100.00

    Edwin Eckel's exceptionally detailed volume, published in 1928, presents a wealth of information drawing on his own research as well as the work of all the eminent international authorities in the field of lime mortars and cements. It captures the fascinating development of building materials from the nineteenth century through the first quarter of... 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...

  • The Modern Plastererby W Verrall

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 110.00

    In 1999 Donhead re-published William Millar's 'plastering bible', "Plastering Plain and Decorative", in response to the current shortage of material on traditional plastering techniques. The success of this title has now encouraged the re-publication of Verrall's own classic work on plastering. "The Modern Plasterer" combines his two volumes in one... more...

  • Roof Slating and Tilingby Frank Bennett; Alfred Pinion

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.00

    This facsimile edition of Bennett and Pinion's classic work, first published in 1935, provides an invaluable source of information on all aspects of the slating and tiling industry. It examines the various types of roof coverings that were traditionally used, such as slates, clay tiles and shingles, and includes basic aspects such as sorting and holding... more...

  • Structural Repair of Traditional Buildingsby PEB Robson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.00

    This book will be of interest to everyone involved in the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of traditional buildings. Its purpose is to promote the successful structural repair of masonry, timber and unfired earth. The book begins by explaining how traditional structures work and how they are affected by the behaviour of the soil that supports... more...