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Structures and Construction in Historic Building Conservation

Structures and Construction in Historic Building Conservation

Michael Forsyth Description This book is the second in a series of volumes that combine conservation philosophy in the built environment with knowledge of traditional materials, and structural and constructional… Read more »

Creating Old World Wisconsin : The Struggle to Build an Outdoor History Museum of Ethnic Architecture

Creating Old World Wisconsin : The Struggle to Build an Outdoor History Museum of Ethnic Architecture

John D. Krugler Description With its charming heirloom gardens, historic livestock breeds, and faithfully recreated farmsteads and villages that span nearly 600 acres, Old World Wisconsin is the largest outdoor… Read more »

[FREE] Historic Preservation in Indiana : Essays from the Field

[FREE] Historic Preservation in Indiana : Essays from the Field

By Nancy R. Hiller Over the last half century, historic preservation has been on the rise in American cities and towns, from urban renewal and gentrification projects to painstaking restoration… Read more »

[FREE] Chinese Houses : The Architecturan Heritage of a Nation

[FREE] Chinese Houses : The Architecturan Heritage of a Nation

By Ronald G. Knapp Winner of ForeWord Magazine’s Architecture “Book of the Year” Award! Exquisite examples of traditional dwellings are scattered throughout modern-day China. ” Chinese Houses” focuses on 20… Read more »

Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia : Eclectic Architecture of the Overseas Chinese Diaspora

Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia : Eclectic Architecture of the Overseas Chinese Diaspora

By Ronald G. Knapp Featuring over 350 beautiful photographs, “Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia” captures the architectural heritage of a vibrant community. The multiple Chinese migrations from southeastern China to… Read more »

[FREE] Born on the Island : The Galveston We Remember

[FREE] Born on the Island : The Galveston We Remember

By:  Lyda Ann Quinn Thomas In sixty-seven exquisite watercolors and drawings, nationally famous architect Eugene Aubry captures on paper the sensibilities, the memories, and the grace that evokes Galveston, especially… Read more »

Ante Bellum Houses of the Bluegrass  :  The Development of Residential Architecture in Fayette County, Kentucky

Ante Bellum Houses of the Bluegrass : The Development of Residential Architecture in Fayette County, Kentucky

By (author) Clay Lancaster 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… Read more »

The History of Gauged Brickwork : Conservation, Repair and Modern Application

The History of Gauged Brickwork : Conservation, Repair and Modern Application

By Gerard Lynch This book takes a look at the history and use of cut, rubbed and gauged brickwork; the use of tools and equipment and the differences between historic… Read more »

Structural Aspects of Building Conservation

Structural Aspects of Building Conservation

By Poul Beckmann This practical guide to the assessment and repair of historic buildings is invaluable for structural engineers, architects, surveyors and builders working in all aspects of building conservation…. Read more »

[FREE] Staircases : History, Repair and Conservation

[FREE] Staircases : History, Repair and Conservation

By James W. P. Campbell The staircase dates back to the very beginning of architectural history. Virtually every significant building from the ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia to the present day,… Read more »

Conservation of Building and Decorative Stone

Conservation of Building and Decorative Stone

By John Ashurst One of the problems which beset the practical conservation of stone buildings is the fragmentation of the disciplines involved. This book, with both volumes now available as… Read more »

Measure and Construction of the Japanese House

Measure and Construction of the Japanese House

By Heinrich Engel A remarkable classic work on traditional Japanese architecture and its general integrative quality, the order of space and form, the flexibility of partitions and room functions and… Read more »

Tourists in Historic Towns : Urban Conservation and Heritage Management

Tourists in Historic Towns : Urban Conservation and Heritage Management

By Aylin Orbasli Tourists in Historic Towns examines the relationship of culture, heritage, conservation and tourism development in historic towns and urban centres, debating the impacts of tourism on historic… Read more »

Giving Preservation a History : Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States

Giving Preservation a History : Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States

By Max Page In this volume, some of the best figures in the field have come together to write on preservation movements across the country, from New York to Atlanta… Read more »

Architectural Tiles : Conservation and Restoration

Architectural Tiles : Conservation and Restoration

By Lesley Durbin This new edition of Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration continues to inform and educate on appropriate means towards the preservation of this valuable heritage. It not only… Read more »

Building Codes for Existing and Historic Buildings

Building Codes for Existing and Historic Buildings

By Melvyn Green Written for architects, engineers, and preservation professionals, this is the only comprehensive book to examine how the International Building Code and the International Existing Building Code (IEBC)… Read more »

Materials and Skills for Historic Building Conservation: Materials and Skills v. 3

Materials and Skills for Historic Building Conservation: Materials and Skills v. 3

Edited by  Michael Forsyth Here within a single volume is provided the essential information on the properties of traditional building materials. Each material is considered in the constructional sequence: wall… Read more »

Structural Investigation of Historic Buildings : A Case Study Guide to Preservation Technology for Buildings, Bridges, Towers and Mills

Structural Investigation of Historic Buildings : A Case Study Guide to Preservation Technology for Buildings, Bridges, Towers and Mills

By David C. Fischetti A toolkit for giving our historic built environment a second life Conservation of our existing structures has obvious economic and social value. Moreover, historic structures provide… Read more »

Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities

Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities

By Dennis Rodwell Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities examines how the two key issues of urban conservation and sustainability relate to each other in the context of historic cities,… Read more »

Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas

Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas

By John H. Stubbs From such well-known and long-vexed sites as the Athenian Acropolis to more contemporary locales like the Space Age Modernist capital city of Brasilia, the conflicting and… Read more »

A History of the Belknap Mill : The Pride of Laconia’s Industrial Heritage

A History of the Belknap Mill : The Pride of Laconia’s Industrial Heritage

By Carol Anderson Laconia’s Belknap Mill thrived in the boom of the Industrial Revolution. The historic mill swiftly rose to the forefront of the city’s hosiery industry in the nineteenth… Read more »

Sustainable Building Design : Learning from Nineteenth Century Innovations

Sustainable Building Design : Learning from Nineteenth Century Innovations

Vidar Lerum A twenty-first century renaissance is emerging in architecture. After a century of building designs characterized by high energy demand, low quality lighting and poor thermal comfort, the fundamental… Read more »

Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument

By Lee Juillerat The region in far northeastern California encompassed by Lava Beds National Monument is often called the “Land of Burnt Out Fires.” The name reflects a landscape created… Read more »

Craftsman Farms

Craftsman Farms

By Heather E. Stivison Craftsman Farms was the country estate of the father of the American Arts and Crafts movement, Gustav Stickley. Though Stickley is credited with creating hundreds of… Read more »

The Temple Complex at Horvat Omrit

The Temple Complex at Horvat Omrit

By Michael C. Nelson Volume One of The Temple Complex at Horvat Omrit presents a detailed examination of the surviving architecture of the three Roman period temple phases at the… Read more »

Conservation in Earthen Heritage : Assessment and Significance of Failure, Criteria, Conservation Theory and Strategies

Conservation in Earthen Heritage : Assessment and Significance of Failure, Criteria, Conservation Theory and Strategies

By (author)  Mariana Correia Worldwide, there is a vast but fragile earthen heritage that is barely surviving due to serious damage of, the fabric. It is generally believed that natural… Read more »

Conservation of Historic Buildings and Their Contents : Addressing the Conflicts

Conservation of Historic Buildings and Their Contents : Addressing the Conflicts

By (author)  David Watt , By (author)  Belinda Colston The conference entitled ‘Where Conservation Meets Conservation’, held at De Montfort University, Leicester on 9 September 2002 provided the opportunity to… Read more »

Conservation of Modern Architecture

Conservation of Modern Architecture

By Susan Macdonald The importance of protecting significant buildings from decay and destruction would seem to be undeniable. Yet whilst the majority of buildings of merit constructed before the Second… Read more »

From the Shadows : The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor

From the Shadows : The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor

By Owen Hopkins Nicholas Hawksmoor (1662-1736) is considered one of Britain’s greatest architects. He was involved in the grandest architectural projects of his age and today is best known for… Read more »

Cultural Heritage as Civilizing Mission : From Decay to Recovery

Cultural Heritage as Civilizing Mission : From Decay to Recovery

By Michael S. Falser This book investigates the role of cultural heritage as a constitutive dimension of different civilizing missions from the colonial era to the present. It includes case… Read more »

The Megalithic Architectures of Europe

The Megalithic Architectures of Europe

By Luc Laporte “Megalithic monuments are among the most striking remains of the Neolithic period of northern and western Europe and are scattered across landscapes from Pomerania to Portugal. Antiquarians… Read more »

Research Methods for Architecture

Research Methods for Architecture

By Raymond Lucas While fundamentally a design discipline, architectural education requires an element of history and theory, grouped under the term ‘research’. However, many students struggle with this part of… Read more »

The Genesis of Roman Architecture

The Genesis of Roman Architecture

By John North Hopkins This groundbreaking study traces the development of Roman architecture and its sculpture from the earliest days to the middle of the 5th century BCE. Existing narratives… Read more »

The Historiography of Persian Architecture

The Historiography of Persian Architecture

By Mohammad Gharipour Historiography is the study of the methodology of writing history, the development of the discipline of history, and the changing interpretations of historical events in the works… Read more »

The History and Architecture of Cardiff Civic Centre : Black Gold, White City

The History and Architecture of Cardiff Civic Centre : Black Gold, White City

By John B. Hilling Cardiff’s civic centre in Cathays Park, described as the finest civic centre in the British Isles, is an impressive planned group of public buildings, begun largely… Read more »