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The National Trust Tour Of Britain

|This title releases November 1, 2017

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The tour starts in the Midlands, then we travel through England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, discovering spectacular and iconic landscapes; perfect beaches, dramatic hills, peaceful wood and precious wildlife reserves. Explore breathtaking and historic…
Old Toronto Houses

|August 15, 2008

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A guided tour of the city's most interesting homes. Urban skyscrapers and suburban sprawl identify Toronto as a typical modern city. Yet there exists another, hidden Toronto a place of quiet tree-lined streets, graceful houses and appealing neighborhoods rich in…
Vancouver Vanishes: Narratives Of Demolition And Revival

|November 15, 2015

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Finalist, Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (BC Book Prizes), 2016 #1 on the BC Bestseller List Since 2005, nearly 9,000 demo permits for residential buildings have been issued in Vancouver. An average of three houses a day are torn down, many of them…
The Elements of Style: An Encyclopedia of Domestic Architectural Detail

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Praise for previous editions: One of the most borrowed books in our library. --This Old house A dizzying amount of detailed pictorial information ... clearly and fascinatingly captioned. --World of Interiors The Elements of Style is the most comprehensive visual…
The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America's Communities

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At its most basic, historic preservation is about keeping old places alive, in active use, and relevant to the needs of communities today. As cities across America experience a remarkable renaissance, and more and more young, diverse families choose to live,…
Licht Kunst Licht: Lighting Design For Architecture

|January 3, 2017

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The office Licht Kunst Licht was founded in 1991 by Andreas Schulz at two locations simultaneously, Bonn and Berlin. Today 26 employees work in the fields of office and administrative buildings, museums and cultural buildings, representative buildings, government…
The Weathering of Natural Building Stones
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|January 20, 2016

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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…
The National Trust Manual of Housekeeping: Care and Conservation of Collections in Historic Houses

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This revised edition of the Manual of Housekeeping is essential reading for all those interested in the care of historic houses and their collections, and includes the latest thinking on housekeeping theory and practice. It gives detailed practical guidance on…
The Victorian House Manual (2nd Edition): How They Were Built, Improvements & Refurbishment…

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Many of Britain's four million Victorian and Edwardian houses were shoddily built and often require 'essential repairs'. Problems such as rising damp, timber decay, bowed roofs and subsidence are well-known, but at what point do these common problems become…
Heritage Planning: Principles And Process

|October 22, 2014

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Heritage Planning: Principles and Process provides a comprehensive overview of heritage planning as an area of professional practice. The book first addresses the context and principles of heritage planning, including land-use law, planning practice, and…
Fences, Gates and Garden Houses: A Book of Designs with Measured Drawings

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A treasure trove of measured drawings and photographs, this volume depicts wood fences, gates, and small garden houses of New England. Several of these elegantly detailed constructions were built between the Revolutionary War and 1825, and many of…
Saving Place: 50 Years Of New York City Landmarks

|April 21, 2015

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From irrefutable icons (Broadway theaters, Central Park, SoHo, Carnegie Hall), to lesser-known structures including the Cyclone rollercoaster on Coney Island, roughly one hundred street lampposts, and seven cast-iron street clocks throughout the city—much…